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Innovation Hub

At the University of the West of Scotland, we exist to be a university of curiosity and new thinking with innovation being at the heart of our university.

It is extremely important to us that our students, staff and graduates get the opportunity to explore and develop their innovation, and make a real impact on the world through things like start-ups, activities and projects.

By fostering a strong ecosystem of networks and resources, the Student Innovation Hub will help potential startups take their ideas to the next level. 

Become the next entrepreneur the world seeks.

  Start Your  
  Innovation Journey  
  with UWS!  

Meet Our Student Innovation Hub Team

The Student Innovation Hub team are here to offer support and assistance to students at the University of the West of Scotland, in relation to innovation and entrepreneurship. Our team is made up of the Student Innovation and Enterprise teams.


Johnny Mone

Head of Business



Emma McColvin

Student Innovation Coordinator

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Dr Alan Murray

Senior Lecturer


Dr Robert Crammond

Senior Lecturer


Patrick Afchain

Project Manager


Ibiyemi Omeihe



Will Shepherd


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Phil Davies

Associate Lecturer

What Do
We Offer?

We offer a range of services and activities here at The Student Innovation Hub, whether you'd like to get involved in a competition, seek support on how to develop your business idea, require funding to start-up your business or would like to book into one of our new incubation spaces!

 We are here to   support you! 

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Online/Campus Support

Our team will be available both online and on campus to offer students the best support.

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Internal/External Competitions

We offer a range of internal and external competitions for students to get involved with.

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Innovative Programmes

& Activities

Join our available, innovative programmes and activities such as the Kick Start Programme.

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Incubator Programme

Our new UWS Paisley Incubation Space will be running an Incubator Programme, open to students, graduates and staff from the University of the West of Scotland, who want to develop their skills, knowledge and grow their businesses.



Get involved in our variety of workshops, hosted by UWS and our partners.

Online and face-to-face workshops are available.

Business Start-up Support

Talk to our experts and get support on how to start-up your business.

We are here to provide you with tips and guidance, on how to take your idea and transform it into a real life business.

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Student Enterprise

We provide various resources that can assist you in developing your business idea, such as video tutorials, templates and guides. You will also find information on the UWS enterprise modules, and the enterprise activities/programmes running within the university.

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We have a range of available resources that students can access, whether it's to help you prepare a business plan, a business pitch or develop your ideas further - we can help you start your business!

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