QMU seeks to position itself as an engaged and entrepreneurial university, supporting our graduates and our industry partners, particularly SMEs, in realising Scotland’s economic aspirations. 

Our portfolio of work in the provision of research, knowledge exchange and consultancy services to SMEs and industry continues to grow. We are very proud of our strong track record of working with businesses across Scotland, the UK and overseas, helping them to innovate and develop new processes and products through the application of our knowledge base, expertise and facilities.

What we offer?

Whatever your business requirement we will work closely with you to fully understand your business needs and priorities and will look to support you in:

  • Develop collaborative research and knowledge partnerships
  • Developing new and innovative products and processes
  • Accessing research and testing facilities at the University
  • Attracting funding to support your business innovation requirements
  • Accessing contract research and consultancy support

Funding opportunities

Through our links with partner institutions and industry we can also provide access to other funding initiatives from government and public sources.

  • SFC Innovation Voucher Scheme - The scheme is aimed at encouraging new business and academic partnerships to drive innovation, leading to new products, processes or services, that will benefit the company, academic institute and Scottish economy. Innovate UK funding
  • Horizon 20:20 funding
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
  • Zero Waste Scotland Funding