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Creativity, connections and guidance to back the brightest ideas

Nurture the future of entrepreneurship

Enterprise services is integral to developing academic excellence and transforming research into innovation.

We nurture ideas and help establish a solid foundation for sustainable and profitable enterprise, with support for funding, intellectual property and practical entrepreneurship training. Our Enterprise Services team are experts who give students and staff wrap-around guidance for every step of their enterprise journey.

Speak to me to see how we can help

Hello, I’m Keith Millican and I head up the Enterprise team. We nurture entrepreneurship and support individuals and teams in turning their early-stage ideas into sustainable companies. We focus is on guiding and advising throughout the start-up and spin-out process, while also offering consultancy services to external organisations, to help build a supportive community that fosters innovation and enables new ventures to thrive.


Keith Millican
Director of Enterprise

Case Study: Lightwater Sensors

Founded by Dr Ross Gillanders in 2019, Lightwater Sensors won the 2020 Converge Kickstart Challenge and the 2021 Scottish Wild Card EDGE awards. Find out more about how St Andrews Innovation is helping Ross develop his real-time, portable optical chemical sensing product and business.

Dr Ross Gillanders
Senior Research Fellow
CEO Lightwater Sensors

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Eden Campus is available as a location for companies to establish a base for their R&D or manufacturing activities, or for short-term projects with University staff and researchers. We have a range of spaces available, from short-term or occasional hot-desk facilities, through to large buildings available for development.

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