Our objective is to help businesses find innovative solutions. We focus on the areas of expertise, within our business engagement 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. A selection of our collaborations indicate the breadth and scope of our industrial alliances:

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

Partner Opportunities

We actively encourage and seek multi-partner opportunities. A flagship example is the ORCA Hub, a £36M programme aimed at addressing the offshore energy industry vision for a completely autonomous offshore energy field. The Hub brings together internationally leading experts from five UK universities with over 30 industry partners, led by Heriot-Watt and the University of Edinburgh's Edinburgh Centre for Robotics in collaboration with Imperial College London, Oxford and Liverpool Universities.