Our Business Engagement team supports key areas where we excel including energy, engineering, robotics and AI, physical sciences, the built environment, life sciences, textiles, mathematics and computing.

They are ideally placed to respond to your business needs, to help identify research and development expertise to provide you with practical solutions and routes to successful products, processes and services. 

Contact one of our specialist business engagement executives to:

  • link into our world class research and expertise
  • facilitate collaborations, joint industry partnerships, strategic alliances and knowledge transfer partnerships
  • encourage continuing professional development
  • lead to relevant consultancy
  • provide cutting-edge facilities, technical and manufacturing support
  • identify appropriate funding mechanisms for collaborative work.


Business Engagement contacts

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Dr Iain McEwan
+44 (0)131 451 3750
Life Sciences
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Dr Grant Sellar
+44 (0)131 451 4469

Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society

Dr Simona Foscarin-Kosmetatou
+44 (0)131 451 8087
+44 (0)786 460 8650 (mobile)

Textiles and Design Jim McVee
+44 (0)1896 892142

Dubai Campus
SDI and Heriot-Watt collaborations

Roger Griffiths
+971 4 435 8783
+971 525 112 494 (mobile)