Supporting Entrepreneurship


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.

Entrepreneurship Advancement Programme

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

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.

RGU campus

RGU Sustainable Futures is a collaborative project between Robert Gordon University, Aberdeenshire Council and their library service, designed to support local businesses become more future resilient.

Showcase Event

Rewatch RGU Start Up Accelerator Showcases as projects and businesses go head-to-head to win cash prizes voted for by a panel of judges and a live audience.

Mum reading with two children

Together with Aberdeenshire Council, our award winning programme is supporting mothers who are considering self-employment or starting a business of their own.

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.

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.

Founders Accelerator meeting

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

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.


Starts: Thursday 19 October 2023

As part of the RGU Sustainable Futures workshop series, this session will explore how business can calculate their carbon footprint and why doing so is important.


Starts: Tuesday 03 October 2023

To celebrate the launch of the new ‘Pathways to Commercialisation’ workshop series, join EIG for fireside chat with Lesley Millar-Nicholson, Executive Director of MIT’s, Technology Licensing Office.


Published: Tuesday 12 September 2023

A new report by Robert Gordon University has found that the UK offshore energy workforce can increase by up to 50% from over 150,000 in 2023 to 225,000 by the end of the decade with new renewable jobs outnumbering oil and gas roles if a successful transition is achieved.

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