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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FRESH IDEAS 2018-19 now open! What will you start?

  SIE’s Fresh Ideas competition is now taking entries! Fresh Ideas is Scotland’s longest running national student enterprise competition for ideas at an early stage and is designed exclusively for … Continued

1 October 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

Students tackle Ideas for Action at final of I’m an Innovator competition

  Some of Scotland’s brightest students met a special two day innovation retreat at Loch Lomond on June 6-7 for the final of the Scottish Institute for Enterprise’s I’m an … Continued

12 June 2018