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Heriot-Watt University Research Park

Research Park

Research Park

Heriot-Watt University Research Park, established in 1971, is an integral part of the campus of, and is wholly owned by, Heriot-Watt University. The Park is comprised of a mixture of owner-occupied, custom designed laboratories and advance laboratory accommodation of varying size starting from 90 sq. metres.

The objective of the Research Park is to provide a location in which the interaction and collaboration between Tenant Companies staff and the academic staff of the University may take place with ease, helping to provide the most favourable conditions in which new industrial developments can be located, encouraged and enabled to grow.

The University seeks to maintain a balance of sources of Tenants of the Research Park comprising external companies, 'spin-out' companies (i.e. companies established and owned either in total or in part by academic members of staff) and University-based technology transfer groups and Institutes.

The general criteria for Tenant selection are that there should be a significant proportion of research and development in the activities to be carried out at the Park; that there should be some equivalence between the disciplines employed by the Tenant and at least one School of the University; and that there should be a willingness in principle to collaborate with the University where such co-operation is possible.

Serviced sites may be leased for the construction of Office/Laboratories or space rented from the existing stock.

A full list of the companies present on the Research Park, complete with a one-line descriptor of their activities is available from the Research Park Office.

Jim Coyle, Research Park Manager
+44 (0)131 449 7070 or 451 4392
+44 (0)131 451 3007