Business development

Our Business Development team represents the areas where we excel including energy, engineering, robotics and AI, physical, life and social sciences, the built environment, mathematics and computing, business and textiles.

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 business development specialists 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 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
Social Sciences and Edinburgh Business School

Keith Parsons

+44 (0)131 451 4184

Dubai Campus
SDI and Heriot-Watt collaborations

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

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