Business & Innovation


As a university, we exist to be a place of curiosity and new thinking. We need to prepare our communities for the challenges of the future by designing new solutions. Our Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group help drive innovation and support new enterprises to create impact and contribute to Scotland’s economic prosperity.

Apply for the Regional Startup Accelerator

Become an entrepreneur with five months of training from January to May 2022, mentorship, incubation space and access to funding from a pot worth up to £250,000 and turn your idea into a high-growth venture in the North East.

Access the Entrepreneurship Toolkit

Take the first steps to develop a new entrepreneurial idea of venture by accessing our free online toolkit of resources, topics, masterclasses and more. Book to attend our events or gain skills by visiting the toolkit on CampusMoodle.

Subscribe to the Innovation Mailing List

Keep updated on all of our activities, events, updates and startup stories by subscribing to our mailing list to get email digests a few times a month.


Supporting Entrepreneurship

Being entrepreneurial is a foundational skill for the future, and our economy relies on the creativity, ingenuity and ambition of founders. Through our accelerators, programmes, resources and events – we help aspiring entrepreneurs from every discipline explore and launch new ventures.

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Inspiring Innovation

Being innovative is critical for the success of our society and our university. Through training programmes, events, and projects, we want to be a catalyst for curiosity and support the university to think differently, experiment with ideas, challenge norms and evolve to become a leading institution ready for the future.

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Published: Wednesday 18 May 2022

Establishing NE Scotland as global energy hub can create thousands of jobs

Research reveals urgent capital investment is essential to position region as a long-term global leader in offshore energy

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Published: Thursday 16 December 2021

RGU supports small and medium sized enterprises with digital skills

Robert Gordon University (RGU) is helping SMEs and other organisations across the North of Scotland, to embrace digital innovation and create an unique online presence, to make them stand out from the crowd.

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Published: Wednesday 15 December 2021

RGU awarded funding to explore ‘The Disappeared Village’

RGU has been awarded funding to explore ‘The Disappeared Village’ of Culbin in Moray, as part of the Year of Scotland’s Stories 2022 campaign.

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