SIE Impact:
  • £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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COVID-19 update – Accessing SIE services

Our SIE Entrepreneurs We realise this is a uniquely challenging time for anyone in the early stages of starting a business. You are not alone; SIE’s Business and Innovation Advisors … Continued

17 March 2020

Fresh Ideas Winners 2019 – 20 announced!

The winners of this year’s national Fresh Ideas competition have been revealed today (25 March 2020), with seven entrepreneurs from across Scotland recognised for their innovative business ideas. Fresh Ideas … Continued

25 March 2020

In Memory of Tom McGuire

It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of Tom McGuire, a former member of the SIE team, after a short illness. Tom joined SIE as a Business and … Continued

24 March 2020