Supporting Entrepreneurship

Innovation@RGU

Supporting Startups

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.

Startup Showcase Event

Startup Showcase

Watch the final of the RGU Regional Startup Accelerator as businesses go head-to-head to win cash prizes voted for by a panel of judges and a live audience.

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Entrepreneurship Advancement Programme

Entrepreneur Training

Develop skills and begin your entrepreneurial journey with our range of training programmed aimed at helping aspiring innovators develop and implement their business ideas.

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Enterprise Booster

Enterprise Booster

Get ready to take those first steps to running your own business or becoming self-employed. Boost your skills and know-how in enterprise and entrepreneurship.

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Library Innovation Network Aberdeenshire

LINA

Would you like to start or grow a business in Aberdeenshire and need some support? Library Innovation Network Aberdeenshire (LINA) gives you access to workspace and skills development programmes.

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Women in Business

RGU Innovation are working with Aberdeenshire Council’s Employment Support Team to deliver a support programme for women with children, living in Aberdeenshire, who are interested in starting their own business or earning a living through self-employment.

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Celebrating the Innovation Showcase Event

Innovation Showcase

Rewatch the final of RGU’s Innovation Accelerator as projects and businesses went head-to-head to win cash prizes voted for by a panel of judges and a live audience.

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Startup Facilities

Startup Facilities

For our entrepreneurs we have created a network of creative working spaces where startups, mentors and clients can collaborate, access resources and be inspired to innovate.

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Spinout Support

Spinout Support

For staff or researchers who develop an innovative idea we seek to support you to commercialise the idea and offer the opportunity spinout your inventions onto commercial businesses.

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Founders Accelerator meeting

Regional Startup Accelerator

Turn your idea into a viable business through our Regional Startup Accelerator Programme offering training, mentorship, incubation space and opportunities for funding.

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Meet RGU Startups

Meet RGU Startups

Through our programmes we have worked with student, staff and alumni entrepreneurs to create dozens of new businesses across a diversity of sectors.

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News

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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News

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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News

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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