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.

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November Fresh Ideas winners announced!

  November was an exciting month for FRESH IDEAS and our judges have now completed reviewing the entries. We are pleased to announce that the winners for November (each receiving … Continued

4 December 2017

Scottish Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year announced!

  The Scottish Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year was announced last night at the BQ National Entrepreneur Festival in Newcastle. James McIlroy (EnteroBiotix), a medical student from Aberdeen University, was … Continued

22 November 2017

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