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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

Converge 2023 – Applications open

Converge 2023: Apply Now to Springboard your Business Idea Innovator, entrepreneur, creative, founder ….. Whatever you call yourself, Converge can turn your research, idea or innovation into a living, breathing business    Open to staff, students and recent graduates across all of Scotland’s universities – including the University of St Andrews – this is your chance… Converge 2023 – Applications open
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Scotland’s Top Academic Innovators Celebrated at Converge Awards

Scotland’s top academic innovators were celebrated recently at the Converge Awards ceremony in Edinburgh, with life sciences innovations dominating alongside start-ups in various technology, product design and net zero-related fields.  Professor Rebecca Goss, founder of X-Genix, a biotech start-up in the process of spinning out from the University of St Andrews was named the overall… Scotland’s Top Academic Innovators Celebrated at Converge Awards
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University marks opening of Entrepreneurship Centre

A serial entrepreneur and business start-up strategy expert will deliver a keynote speech at the official launch of the University of St Andrews Entrepreneurship Centre at Eden Campus, Guardbridge on Monday (October 3). Renowned entrepreneur Hugh Chappell, who is also an established Dragons’ Den-style ‘angel investor’, has been invited to mark the opening of the new centre based at… University marks opening of Entrepreneurship Centre

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