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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 solutions.

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.

Identifying 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.

Access to Specialist Equipment - pdf
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