Cultivating entrepreneurship

Accelerating enterprise

Heriot-Watt's enterprise team offer expert advice for start-ups and University spin-outs across a range of business-related activities including funding options, intellectual property, finance, sales and marketing support.

The team encourages entrepreneurial talent amongst staff and students with start-up surgeries and boot camps on successful enterprise creation. For more information, contact grid@hw.ac.uk

The University is a key supporter of Converge Challenge. The Converge team, based in GRID, helps staff, students and graduates realise the commercial value of their creative ideas turning fledgling businesses into investor-ready opportunities.

Social Enterprise

Heriot Watt and Social Shifters - Our Time for Change

Do you want to make change in the world? Perhaps you have a great idea that solves a social or environmental problem, but don’t know where to start? Would you like to create change, but don’t have an outlet?

We’re partnering with Social Shifters  - empowering you to explore, start, and grow your ideas. Gain access to specialist digital learning resources, webinars, and for those ready to take the next steps, you can book a one-to-one personal consultation with the Enterprise team.

Our time for change is now. To find out how you can be part of it, visit the Social Shifters website.

 

An Incubator of Ideas

Heriot-Watt’s world-class facilities serve as an incubator for start-ups and entrepreneurs to cultivate fragile business ideas in a collaborative environment. 

Heriot-Watt University operate the biggest international business school in Scotland, based on student numbers, and offers a number of creative spaces to support early businesses. 

Start-ups co-locate to the Edinburgh Business School or the GRID at Heriot-Watt where they can connect directly to the enterprise team and work in a collaborative environment.