Our objective is to help businesses find innovative solutions. We focus on the areas of expertise, within our business development and enterprise creation teams, to increase the sharing of our research.

We aim to move beyond traditional knowledge exchange to focus on beneficial, long-term, two-way relationships with industry through collaboration and partnership. Our collaborations indicate the breadth and scope of our industrial alliances including:

•    George Davies Centre
•    Cairn Energy
•    Renishaw
•    AWE
•    Total
•    BP
•    Shell
•    Chevron
•    Conoco Philips

Partner Opportunities

We actively encourage and seek multi-partner opportunities, such as our partnership with the International Rail Technology Centre (IRTC) which will create a world-leading research and development hub for the rail industry.

An industry-led partnership with Heriot-Watt and two other leading universities in Scotland, it will drive cutting-edge research into technologies to deliver innovation and disruptive thinking to the expanding global market. Read more in the IRTC Prospectus.