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!


Students help shape future of industry with support from innovation centres.

  A new initiative has launched in Glasgow to enable final year university students to tackle some of the major challenges facing the economy and society. The programme comes as … Continued

29 March 2017

Fresh Ideas create Scotland’s next generation of entrepreneurs!

  The winners of the 2016 – 17 Fresh Ideas competition were announced last night at the SIE Awards Dinner. The finalists joined an audience of SIE alumni, educators and … Continued

23 March 2017

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