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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 Innovation Accelerator

The RGU Innovation Accelerator offers teams of students, staff or alumni access to a five-month, mentor-led development programme as well as seed funding and incubation space to turn creative ideas into viable, high-growth ventures.

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: Tuesday 13 April 2021

RGU announces new round of Graduate Apprenticeships

RGU announces a new round of Graduate Apprenticeship (GA) opportunities, delivered in partnership with the Scottish Funding Council and Skills Development Scotland.

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Published: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Veske launch new products at Project Tokyo

Veske, a new sub brand of Montrose Rope & Sail Company ltd and the result of a partnership with Robert Gordon University (RGU), has launched its new product range at Project Tokyo, Japan.

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Published: Monday 22 March 2021

RGU shortlisted for three National Knowledge Exchange Awards

RGU has been shortlisted in three categories for the 6th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards.

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We're driving change in the future of work. Preparing our students, staff & alumni to be entrepreneurs, innovators and change makers of tomorrow.

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