|Knowledge and innovation
are significant driving forces behind economic growth.
At Heriot-Watt University we are linked to the needs
of industry. Our aim is to share our research knowledge
and expertise to benefit the wider economy.
The James Watt Institute for High Value Manufacturing
is ideally placed to deliver advanced research that
can provide the manufacturing sector with the stimulus
to create new products and services, enter new markets
and ultimately stay ahead of the competition.
The long term vision of the Institute is to perform
research into new and innovative technologies that
are easily adaptable by Industry.
New and Innovative ideas and technical know-how
from the institute members can help you improve
the profitability or lifetime of your existing products
and services. In addition, creative thinking can
lead to new product development and innovative business
The Heriot-Watt Innovative Manufacturing research
centre provides the opportunity for companies to
engage on projects which target industrial manufacturing
needs and can range from feasibility studies to
long term collaborations.
There are also numerous sources of funding available
to help facilitate research and development projects
and our business development staff are able to assist
you in finding the right funding to meet your needs.
Funding Opportunities - pdf
The Institute has a wide range of facilities that
are available to industry. We can work with you
to provide access to the most appropriate facilities
and specialist technical staff.
to Specialist Equipment - pdf