The Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering (ERPE) is a strategic alliance between Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh. As two of the UK’s leading research universities, we work with academic, industry and public sector partners, delivering world-leading expertise in engineering to deliver the most effective commercial, social, environmental and economic impacts.

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This powerhouse of engineering uses its vision of working in conjunction with each other to translate engineering research into practical outcomes. The impact of our research addresses the most urgent challenges for society. The research concentrates on four main areas: Infrastructure and environment; Sensors, signals and systems; Energy and resource management; and Manufacturing and materials.