Heriot-Watt University Business and Enterprise Hub

Heriot-Watt is a specialist, pioneering University, with a global presence, world renowned, innovative research and highly employable graduates. Heriot-Watt aims to solve problems of real significance to society by excelling in research and enterprise.

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The enterprise team embody the University’s ambition to solve global problems by collaborating with industry, accelerating enterprise creation and commercialising research innovation to incorporate University spin-outs. 

Heriot-Watt connects businesses with students and academics to explore next generation technologies which are shaping the fourth industrial revolution, such as: artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, immersive technologies, 3D printing, cyber security and the Internet of Things (IoT).

The enterprise team leverage Heriot-Watt’s continued investment in disruptive technology, and research centres of excellence, to establish commercial opportunities within energy, engineering, manufacturing, life and social sciences, business and textiles.

The latest milestone for the University is a new facility focussed on global research, innovation and discovery (GRID).

GRID at Heriot-Watt has been designed to create cohesion between academic research, business enterprise, students and entrepreneurial talent, as part of an ecosystem where innovation thrives.

The entrepreneurial talent and research excellence extends beyond GRID at Heriot-Watt in Edinburgh to the University’s campus locations in: Galashiels, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia to solve global problems without borders.

For more information about the enterprise activities at Heriot-Watt University, visit: https://www.hw.ac.uk/business.htm.


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