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Heriot-Watt has a reputation as one of the leading Scottish university technology transfer and research commercialisation offices. Our team works closely with research staff to identify, protect and commercialise Heriot-Watt research, promote best practices in technology transfer and deliver successful entrepreneurial training seminars for staff and students. 

Technology transfer through collaboration, licensing, spin-out or start-up company creation plays an increasingly important role in university/business knowledge exchange and economic growth. It is especially important in maximising the impact of publicly or privately funded research to society, and our global commitment to knowledge exchange is outlined within the University Strategy, and the Scottish Funding Council University Innovation Fund priority actions.