Research and Enterprise Services (RES) helps deliver the University's Research and Innovation, and Enterprise and Business strategies.

Support and assistance includes the development of research projects and impact-generating activities across knowledge transfer, commercialisation and enterprise creation.

Research and innovation

Research at Heriot-Watt covers the spectrum from the theoretical to research of immediate relevance to industry and commerce. The Research & Enterprise Services team works with researchers and their partners to provide support on:

  • Research funding;
  • Creating and managing research impact;
  • Managing Research Excellence Framework (REF) submissions;
  • Advice on research integrity, governance and ethics.

Enterprise and business

We support Knowledge Exchange activity, around Heriot-Watt research, that creates real impact and value to society. As a student, researcher, collaborator or knowledge transfer partner, professional advice and assistance is available on:

  • Spinout or startup creation and enterprise;
  • Business development and working with industry;
  • Knowledge exchange and technology licensing;
  • Research commercialisation and IP management.