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.

Startup Showcase Event

Watch the final of the RGU Regional Startup Accelerator as businesses go head-to-head to win cash prizes voted for by a panel of judges and a live audience.

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.

Mum reading with two children

RGU Innovation are working with Aberdeenshire Council’s Employment Support Team to deliver a support programme for women with children, living in Aberdeenshire, who are interested in starting their own business or earning a living through self-employment.

Celebrating the Innovation Showcase Event

Rewatch the final of RGU’s Innovation Accelerator as projects and businesses went head-to-head to win cash prizes voted for by a panel of judges and a live audience.

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: 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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