Apply for 2022/23 entry

Edinburgh Business School is committed to providing world class education and business support to its students and to the wider community, and never has this been more important than during these current challenging times.

We are pleased to invite applications to our Edinburgh Incubator for September 2022.

Entry will be competitive, but if you have a great idea and you want to get started and receive support we want to hear from you. 

The incubator will provide for 12 months:

  • A supported and international community of start-ups working in our Dubai and Edinburgh campuses
  • Free work station, including internet access for incubees' devices, photocopying, printing, etc.
  • Breakout spaces, including access to meeting rooms and bookable access to board-style rooms of various sizes
  • Access to a community of Heriot-Watt based entrepreneurs and extended networks
  • Links to Edinburgh Business School entrepreneurship and personal development training and events
  • Links to Heriot-Watt enterprise events and support
  • Links to external competitions and support
  • Tailored support and training as appropriate
  • Support for visas if required (Dubai applicants must have their own UAE visa).


The application process has two stages.

Stage 1

Please fill in the application form (downloadable below) and send by email to by noon Monday 13 June 2022.
Applications will be considered by a committee. The committee will review each application and decide which businesses are shortlisted to come and pitch.

The deadline for submitted applications is Monday 13 June 2022.

Application Form - September 2022


Stage 2

Pitches will be scheduled for the morning of Tuesday 28 June 2022. The committee will select successful candidates from these pitches. Pitches should be five minutes long and explain clearly the business opportunity and the benefits incubation will provide.