Institute for Innovation, Design & Sustainability

The IDEAS Research Institute is a multi-disciplinary research centre that develops novel technologies highly relevant to industry and generates creative spaces for new forms of practice.

IDEAS research builds on acknowledged international excellence in:

  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Computing
  • Architecture & Built Environment
  • Art & Design

It creates synergy by exploiting the rich potential of the interfaces between these diverse disciplines, developing novel technologies that provide innovative solutions and new knowledge in the form of critical practice.

Research in IDEAS is organised through three key themes:

  1. 05, November, 2015 Enhancement or hype? Computing expert tackles virtual reality technology

    Professor Patrik Holt

    Patrik Holt, a research professor from the School of Computing Science and Digital Media, will deliver a professorial lecture entitled ‘Augmented Reality: Enhancements or Hype’ on November 18.  

  1. 16, October, 2015 TransFORM


    Drawing together a group of 4 artists producing diverse work but with a shared underlying passion, their fascination with the human made world.  

Institute Director:

Professor John McCall

IDEAS Research Institute

Robert Gordon University

The Sir Ian Wood Building

Garthdee Road


AB10 7GJ



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