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 Startup Accelerator

Become an entrepreneur with five months of training, mentorship, incubation space and access to funding 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: Monday 05 June 2023

An innovative RGU initiative that supports women with children to start their own businesses has been recognised at the Herald Higher Education Awards 2023.


Published: Friday 12 May 2023

Six new Aberdeen businesses have been awarded a share of £30,000 of equity-free funding at the latest Robert Gordon University (RGU) Startup Accelerator Showcase last night (May 11).


Starts: Thursday 29 June 2023

Join us at Macduff library as we explore how businesses can plan now to be adaptable and resilient for future challenges and opportunities.

Are you Innovation Ready?

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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