In 2015-16:
  • £2.2+ million secured by entrepreneurs who started with SIE
  • Over 6300 students attended SIE workshops!
  • SIE helped create 44 new start-up businesses
  • SIE helped file 7 patents

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 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 all the 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? It starts with SIE!


More Scottish Students than ever are ready to take the first steps towards entrepreneurial success!

  The Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) has had a bumper crop of entries from students to this year’s Fresh Ideas competition, which closed for entries on 30 January. Fresh … Continued

2 February 2017
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SIE Alumni win big at Scottish EDGE Round 9

The final of Scottish EDGE competition Round 9 was held on Dec 15th with 9 SIE alumni among the winners. The SIE alumni won an impressive total of £210,000! SIE … Continued

20 December 2016

Andy Murray invites digital health inventions from Scots teens.

      Andy Murray and the Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI) have together launched the first #TeenTechChallenge, which is seeking to find life-changing inventions in digital health and … Continued

12 January 2017