Industrial research projects

The School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society at Heriot-Watt University is the leading research institute of its kind in Scotland: it is a great place to consider for your research and development needs.

The School offers expertise across the following areas:

  • Civil engineering
  • Building services engineering
  • Construction management
  • Urban planning
  • Drainage
  • Sustainable water management
  • Estate management
  • Housing policy
  • Petroleum engineering
  • Petroleum geoscience
  • Energy economics
  • Marine renewables
  • Environmental sciences

Our six Research Institutes house a number of multi-disciplinary and industry-facing research activities. Our research projects are collaborative by nature and tailored to suit company requirements. We undertake a number of projects with both private and public sector clients. The Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering has pioneered the concept of Joint Industry Programmes, working with a large number of companies to deliver fundamental and applied research in collaboration with the oil and gas sector. We also manage the Scotland-wide Oil and Gas Innovation Centre.