Semiconductor incubator teams with Heriot-Watt University

November 16, 2021 // By Peter Clarke
Semiconductor incubator teams with Heriot-Watt University
Incubator network Silicon Catalyst, with its recently opened UK branch, has teamed up with Edinburgh-based Heriot-Watt University to stimulate the formation of semiconductor-based startups in Scotland.

SiliconCatalyst claims to be the world's only incubator focused on semiconductor hardware startups and it offers access to partners who deliver services and consultancy. This includes 50 in-kind partners and over 200 expert executives

Sean Redmond, Managing Partner SiliconCatalyst.UK said “semiconductor start-up opportunities have changed dramatically over the last few years. We have entered a period of semiconductor industry hyper-scale, having just experienced annual industry growth of 30%. Never has so much demand been created by so few new innovations.

"Scotland has a rich tradition of successful global semiconductor success. The silicon glen is very much alive and bubbling with new semiconductor ideas and inventions to create the next wave of fabulous disruptive semiconductor start-ups," said Sean Redmond, managing partner at SiliconCatalyst UK.

David Richardson, chief entrepreneurial executive at Heriot-Watt University said: "The partnership with SiliconCatalyst UK emphasises our commitment to the development of a global ecosystem by building on our specialisms and applying these to catalyse new collaborations, investment and jobs."

Heriot-Watt has a strong history of research in quantum optics, semiconductor physics, material science, nonlinear photonics and the industrial application of photonics.

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