The Economic Impact of Heriot-Watt University

Here is the video from our Economic Impact Launch on Tuesday (4th December 2012). It contains lots of compelling statistics about the work of the University and the effect this has on the local and national economy.

Technology Transfer in Scotland

Heriot-Watt’s Technology Transfer Manager, Robert Goodfellow, works to take the research of the university and apply it to solutions in the real world. We work with to offer access to more than 200 current technologies for a variety of applications.

Robert was interviewd for an article in Europhotonics, and was published today – you can read it this link: Tech Transfer Keeps Light Moving.

There are many unique and innovative technologies in existence that are only waiting to be commercialised. Sometimes, companies will come looking for research into building a new product, only to realise that the science has already been done, and somebody, somewhere, has already invented their idea. they are just waiting for a company to need it. This can save businesses millions of pounds in research and development.

We have also been mentioned in the Scotland on Sunday as we are at the forefront of Easy Access IP – that is, offering the licensing of new technology to industry for free. Read more about it here.

If you want to know more, get in touch with Robert. The technology you need may already exist.

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