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Our dynamic partnerships transform academic excellence into sustainable, social and commercial breakthrough.

Together we can realise the most promising ideas of our time.

Never has there been a greater need for invention and collective spirit. It is our responsibility to imagine. To support the best ideas from the brightest minds, siphoning academic excellence into sustainable, social and commercial breakthrough.

We connect industry with our student and staff community to harness a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. Where we can all draw on state-of-the-art resources, world class research, a door opening reputation and influential networks to make things happen. To develop ideas, enhance research and realise potential. For everyone’s benefit.

It’s a virtuous circle of innovation, investment and impact. Illuminating bright minds and a continuous stream of bold ideas to meet your commercial needs.

What we offer

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Supporting research collaborations, commercial licensing and University spin outs, our success is measured by the real-world innovation and impact our dynamic partnerships create.


NuCana plc

Delivering hope for cancer patients who meet resistance to current drugs and suffer from toxicity.


ThermaChem Ltd

Helping power plants switch to biofuels and meet future challenges to positively impact the bioenergy industry across the UK, Europe, and internationally.

Recent news

Entrepreneurship Centre’s Awards Evening

The Entrepreneurship Centre’s bi-annual awards evening took place last week and included an evening of celebrations for graduates of their FastStart entrepreneurship programmes and winners of their competitions: The Start Up Challenge and What’s the big idea? Across the centre’s 5 programmes, there were over 30 graduates who were each recognised in a ceremony where… Entrepreneurship Centre’s Awards Evening

A sweet success for Enterprise Week 2023

Enterprise Week 2023, brought to you by the University of St Andrews’ Entrepreneurship Centre, was a great success with a range of speaker sessions, panel discussions, events, and competitions. The annual event aims to inspire and encourage entrepreneurship across the University and local community. Across the week students, staff, alumni, and local community members got… A sweet success for Enterprise Week 2023

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability leadership highlighted in the King’s Birthday Honours

The King’s Birthday Honours, announced at the end of last week, have recognised the hard work and commitment of two key University figures to drive forward innovation and environmental sustainability. St Andrews Innovation’s Chief Executive Officer and The University’s Chief Operating Officer, Quaestor and Factor Derek Watson, will receive an MBE for Services to Entrepreneurship… Entrepreneurship and Sustainability leadership highlighted in the King’s Birthday Honours

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