Pioneering education and industry

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Our enterprise team

Heriot-Watt has a rich heritage of pioneering education to drive industry, since establishing the world’s first Mechanics institute in 1821.

The enterprise team embody the University’s ambition to solve global problems by collaborating with industry, accelerating enterprise creation and commercialising research innovation to incorporate University spin-outs. 

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Research and innovation

Heriot-Watt University is focused on pioneering global research which solves social and economic problems in close collaboration with industry.

The enterprise team work closely with the University’s researchers to transform applied innovation into commercial opportunities which make a real-world impact within life sciences and the environment.

Explore Heriot-Watt’s research portal to access the University’s published research.


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