Expertise in collaboration and practical solutions
We have an expert team, headed by Gillian McFadzean, Director of Research & Enterprise Services.
Recent investment of £6.5million has facilitated significant expansion of our business services, allowing us to:
- support projects that encourage greater engagement with industry
- offering to help businesses find innovative solutions to problems
- develop new technologies
- share our knowledge and expertise
We bring together individuals from industrial and academic backgrounds to provide a rich pool of talent for organisations to draw upon. We can provide the necessary resources and skills to develop new collaborative opportunities with industry and offer a full support package of business development underpinned by marketing using Heriot-Watt expertise. We aim to increase interaction and to ensure the development of long term and beneficial relationships with industry.
An internationally renowned centre of research excellence
Heriot-Watt is recognised internationally as a centre for high calibre research that is relevant to business and industry. We are one of the UK's leading research institutions, recently rated at the highest level by the national review body, the RAE.
We work closely and successfully with a wide range of industries and businesses, applying and exploiting the knowledge created here to address their needs.
We deliver research of international standing, encompassing both fundamental research, and strategic and applied research, providing innovative and problem-solving capacity for business, industry and society, and exploiting novel multi-disciplinary approaches.
This focus on the practical applications of our research has put us at the forefront of knowledge transfer.