Business & Innovation


As a university, we exist to be a place of curiosity and new thinking. We need to prepare our communities for the challenges of the future by designing new solutions. Our Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group help drive innovation and support new enterprises to create impact and contribute to Scotland’s economic prosperity.

Apply for the Startup Accelerator

Become an entrepreneur with five months of training, mentorship, incubation space and access to funding and turn your idea into a high-growth venture in the North East.

Access the Entrepreneurship Toolkit

Take the first steps to develop a new entrepreneurial idea of venture by accessing our free online toolkit of resources, topics, masterclasses and more. Book to attend our events or gain skills by visiting the toolkit on CampusMoodle.

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Keep updated on all of our activities, events, updates and startup stories by subscribing to our mailing list to get email digests a few times a month.


Supporting Entrepreneurship

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.

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Inspiring Innovation

Being innovative is critical for the success of our society and our university. Through training programmes, events, and projects, we want to be a catalyst for curiosity and support the university to think differently, experiment with ideas, challenge norms and evolve to become a leading institution ready for the future.

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Published: Tuesday 24 January 2023

A £100m deal was signed on Friday 20 January by UK and Scottish Government Ministers and the Council Leaders of Orkney, Shetland, and the Outer Hebrides to enhance the economic prosperity of the three island groups.


Starts: Saturday 11 February 2023

Are you a creative designer/ artist passionate about merging the digital with the physical? Interested in finding out about Mixed Reality and looking to find new and innovative ways to present interesting digital artefacts? OR Are you a developer interested in creating Mixed Reality applications? Then this event is for you!


Starts: Thursday 16 February 2023

Net-zero, climate change, carbon calculations, sustainability, and decarbonisation… these are all words we’ve heard in recent years, but what do they mean for business? Debunk the myths and find out what you need to know with this introductory workshop, designed to help you get to grips with this very important issue.

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We're driving change in the future of work. Preparing our students, staff & alumni to be entrepreneurs, innovators and change makers of tomorrow.

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