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!

Scotland’s innovative students meet to create a map to the future!

Students from all over Scotland braved the rugby travel crowds on Saturday and packed into the Teacher Building in Glasgow for the Silver stage of the Scottish Innovative Student Awards … Continued

26 February 2018

Meet the winners of Fresh Ideas 2018!

  The winners of the 2017 – 18 Fresh Ideas competition were announced last night at the SIE Awards Dinner. The finalists joined an audience of SIE alumni, educators and … Continued

22 March 2018

I’m an Innovator 2018 open for entries

SIE’s I’m an Innovator competition kicks off today and is ready to take your ideas for businesses, social enterprises, products or services which could make a difference to how people … Continued

19 February 2018