Caledonia General Partners Limited

Our Commitment is:

"To help develop and encourage entrepreneurship in Scotland for societal and economic benefit."

What People Say About Patrick

 'Thank-you' for your support in setting  the foundations in entrepreneurship...It was such great discussions and I learnt much more from simply reading text books." Hosea Handoyo Innovation Policy Analyst 2014

"Learned a lot more about crowdfunding today, thanks to a Lunch and Learn event hosted at Stirling University Innovation Park, and presented by the delightful Patrick McCarthy of Caledonia General Partners Ltd." Thanks Debi, Debi Ford, DebeCo. November 2013

"You were always inspiring and great coach." Tijina Mitic PhD Researcher, University of Bristol October 2013

" A mighty fine report."Karen Darby CrowdMission, August  2013

"Thank you once again: I know that the undergraduates you spoke with found your input really useful." Katie Hudson, ProScience, May 2013 

"Thanks again for organizing the workshop yesterday; personally I think it exceeded expectations and I believe most went away feeling it was time well spent." Malcolm Bateman, CEO Roslin Foundation, January 2013

"Well done for a well organised event." Simon Dixon BankToTheFuture, January 2013

"Patrick is a fantastic manager and organizer. He is deeply involved with his work and has a creative and flexible approach. He is a reliable and trustworthy partner who I confidently recommend. Mariana Dodourova, Senior Lecturer University of Hertfordshire. June 2012.

"You are a star! Many thanks for your immediate reply and help!" Delegate at Collaborate to Innovate,June 2012

"I wanted to tell you that the workshop was really perfectly organised and extremely interesting. I really enjoyed every minute of it and I learned a lot. The different talks confirmed the complexity of open innovation and I'm sure that discussions on the subject in the future will intensify in the near future both in academia and in industry. Thank you very much for providing this wonderful opportunity to meet and exchange (ideas) with all those interesting people." Professor Renata Kaminska, Professor of Complexity, SKEMA Business School, France. June 2012

"Patrick’s promotion of research commercialisation has had an enormously positive effect on the early stage researchers that he has coached and I look forward to working with him and his network in the future." - Dr. Jason King. Roslin Cellab Limited, Edinburgh.

I have worked with Patrick on workshops he has organised to provide enterprise training for biology students. The workshops are useful, informative, entertaining and well appreciated by the students. I can recommend these workshops to anyone looking to offer students such training.” Dr. Dave Martin. Associate Patent Attorney 

"Patrick is a man who is very honest, trustworthy and who does fair business. His word is honest. A promise is a promise. And however a situation turns out, he will always support entrepreneurs." Dr. Gitte Tielens. Partus Intl, Gent Belgium.


 "Patrick goes further than anyone else I have ever had dealings with. If ever I had a problem, Patrick would have a suggestion as to how to proceed. Patrick is always approachable and is so easy to speak with that he gets the most out of his colleagues, staff and clients. His relaxed style puts people at their ease and his knowledge is so great that he can make many helpful suggestions. It is also obvious that he enjoys his work and can often be found at various events guiding his clients and making contacts with individuals who might benefit from his help and experience in the future."

Dr. Bill Ritchie- Roslin Embryology Limited, August 2012


"I still remember your course; it was really great." 

Dr. Verna McErlane,Director of Sales and Business Development, BioOutsource, July 2013.

"I just wanted to say thank you for inviting me to the conference on Friday. Very well organised and I thought it was very interesting." 

Thomas Davies - Seedrs, January 2014


"there is one person who seems to connect all these people - you! "

Russ Hepworth - Business Development Manager, Institute of Knowledge Transfer, January 2014

"thank you so much for the invitation. Great event! Next year it'll be oversubscribed!"

Juan Guerra FRSA - Founder and CEO, Studentfunder


CGPL- "Nurturing the Seeds of Entrepreneurship and Opportunity" -


Interface Excellence Award 2012 - Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Exchange.

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Students from the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh with Patrick, Biotechnology YES 2009.copyright Hosea Handoyo read what Hosea has to say about Patrick on his blog


Interface Awards Ceremony, December 2012. Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Transfer (thank you to those that voted for me) 

About Us

Caledonia General Partners Ltd (CGPL) specialises in providing comprehensive commercialisation and business-structuring support to assist fledgling technology enterprises and entrepreneurs. Our aim is to help turn ideas into invention and to innovate.

CGPL's services include

- Winning external funding including crowdfunding

- Feasibility and business planning

- Knowledge Transfer , licensing and the management ofIPR

- Interim management services

-Enterprise and entrepreneurship training and development

- Support for individuals and companies wishing a soft-landing in the Edinburgh region

- Conference planning, organisation and management

CGPL can provide market knowledge and connections with the regions universities, science parks and regional development agencies to help clients accelerate their business development aspirations

With our roots in technology transfer from universities and public sector research, CGPL has 15 years of experience of working with universities, SMEs and large businesses to realise the potential of academic inventions and has helped raise in excess of €10 million for our partners and clients in the process.

CGPL's clients and partners include the Roslin BioCentre Limited, the Biosciences Knowledge Transfer Network, the Edinburgh Science Triangle, Marketing Edinburgh , the Institute of Knowledge Transfer and nascent  UK crowdfunding platform CrowdMission, Heriot Watt University, the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine of the University of Edinburgh, the James Hutton Institute, the Scottish Association for Marine Sciences and WellCow Limited.

Contact us


telephone  07989536218  or 44 131 200 6314

Twitter @cgplpatmccarthy

Patrick and George Walker, Pentlands Science Park, meet 'Piper' whilst on Edinburgh Science Triangle Business. Copyright Edinburgh Science Triangle. More about the Edinburgh Science Triangle here 


Caledonia General Partners Limited is a company registered in Scotland (SC218682) with its registered offices at 37 Balgreen Road, Edinburgh EH125TY.


Contact CGPL

Tel: +44 131 451 3881

+44 7989536218