In 2016-17:
  • £6.5+ million secured by entrepreneurs who started with SIE
  • A record-breaking 8000+ students attended SIE workshops!
  • SIE provided 1 to 1 advice for 300+ students
  • SIE's Innovation Fund supported 7 patents, 2 trademarks and 4 IP audits

The Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) creates opportunities for students to be innovative. SIE works nationally to promote and support enterprise and entrepreneurship in Scotland’s students.

We work closely with local institutions to champion enterprise education and help their students start new innovative businesses and social enterprises. SIE provides free one-to-one advice, enterprise workshops and national competitions.

Our website is a hub for student-focused enterprise activity happening across Scotland, from enterprise competitions to exciting events and opportunities. Students and Educators can find inspiration for new ventures which could make an impact in our dedicated Ideas and Inspiration section.

Want to change the world? We can help!

Family health app wins digital health competition

    An idea to develop an app that encourages young people and their families to enjoy healthy living at home has picked up first prize at the inaugural #DigiInventorsChallenge. … Continued

8 November 2017

SIE alumni success at Converge Challenge 2017 final!

The Converge Challenge Awards dinner was held in Glasgow Science Centre on 28 September with a pitch and awards ceremony. We would like to congratulate all finalists and winners!  SIE … Continued

29 September 2017

It takes just one idea to change the world. Make it yours!

  FRESH IDEAS is open for entries! A fixture on the entrepreurial calendar, SIE’s national early-stage ideas competition is ideal for students who have an idea for a new business … Continued

2 October 2017