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Turn our intellectual property to your advantage / profitable use. Or get the lift you need as an entrepreneur to turn your bright idea into a successful company.

We foster a culture of entrepreneurship among our students, staff and researchers and actively encourage them to pursue ideas and set up their own business.

We also work with a range of businesses – from start-ups to multi-nationals – to support the commercialisation of academic research.

We also provide funding and support on business planning, starting a business, marketing and finance, working with organisations including Scottish Edge, Scottish Institute for enterprise, Business Gateway and Enterprise Campus.

Licensing opportunities 

UWS promotes technology transfer by licensing our expertise and patents to businesses in a wide range of industries and sectors.

We have extensive, industry-leading research and expertise that is readily-available for companies to license.

To discuss a licensing opportunity, or to find out more about the opportunities available, please contact us.

Support for entrepreneurs

We champion entrepreneurship and have supported countless academics, students and graduates to take the first steps into establishing their own business.

We're also happy to work with entrepreneurs with no current association with UWS to fulfil their business ambitions.

We help businesses to succeed by:

  • developing enterprise skills
  • providing business incubation and accelerator services
  • protecting your intellectual property and taking it to market
  • introducing you to relevant business support service


If you're a current student and think we can help please get in touch.

If you are a member of staff, or run your own business, talk to us if you think we can help you to develop your IP or business idea.


I can’t thank UWS enough for their support in getting my company up and running. The continued support I receive from the university’s Enterprise Services is a real help as I get my company firmly established in the marketplace
Marta Zurakowska, UWS PhD graduate and founder of specialist building consultancy UK Stone Doctor Ltd
Last updated: 22/07/2017