Forming Strategic Partnerships

Industry partnerships

The enterprise team drive the formation of industry partnerships worldwide. Heriot-Watt actively seek multi-partnering opportunities and have joined consortiums to advance autonomous systems in the offshore industry (ORCA Hub) and as part of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics.

Heriot-Watt recently entered a joint venture with The University of Edinburgh, to build the UK’s first National Robotarium as part of a Data-Driven Innovation initiative from the Edinburgh and South-East City Deal.

Talent Development

Heriot-Watt University has a strong track record for producing highly employable graduates and developing tomorrow’s talent.

The graduate apprentice programme equips students with an industry-focused education within construction, civil engineering and the built environment to reduce the skills gap and futureproof the workforce.

The STEM University instils the fundamentals of engineering and physical science, mathematics and computer science to drive advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning and help shape future industry.

Commercialising Innovation

Heriot-Watt University is continually pioneering new products, technologies and processes that can give your business that competitive edge.

The University provide open access to an Intellectual Asset Register for companies and entrepreneurs to learn more about licensing specific parts of Heriot-Watt technology, during new product or service development, on a non-exclusive basic.

To safeguard your creative idea, the enterprise team offer intellectual property advice and support for start-ups to identify and protect patents, trademarks and copyright.

Shaping Future Industry

Heriot-Watt University has a global reputation for remaining at the forefront of digital transformation.

The enterprise team leverage Heriot-Watt’s continued investment in disruptive technology and research centres of excellence to establish commercial opportunities within energy, engineering, manufacturing, life and social sciences, business and textiles.

Heriot-Watt connects businesses with students and academics to explore next generation technologies shaping the fourth industrial revolution: artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, immersive technologies, 3D printing, cyber security and the Internet of Things.