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.


Published: Monday 20 May 2024

Entrepreneurs have been rewarded at Robert Gordon University (RGU) for their innovations following the University’s latest Startup Accelerator Showcase on Thursday 16 May.


Published: Wednesday 24 April 2024

Robert Gordon University (RGU) is furthering its commitment to supporting economic development across Scotland with the offer of over 1,000 fully funded places on 26 online upskilling short courses for a wide range of sectors.


Published: Tuesday 16 January 2024

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has welcomed an award-winning businesswoman and former mechanical and manufacturing engineer as its latest Entrepreneur in Residence.

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