Collaborate with us


Our objective is to help businesses find innovative solutions whether new products or new skills. We aim to move beyond traditional knowledge exchange to focus on beneficial, long-term, two-way relationships with industry through collaboration and partnership.

The breadth and scope of our areas of expertise is reflected in our commercial and industrial alliances. Our business explainer below gives an overview of our research specialisms and successful collaborations.

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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.