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

New awards programme equips students with fundamental business skills

A new awards programme which equips students with a forward-thinking and enterprising business skillset, has launched across Scotland. Created by Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE), the Scottish Innovative Student Award … Continued

24 October 2018

Parliament Hosts SIE Entrepreneurs

We were delighted to host a special Parliamentary Reception last night (23rd October) at Holyrood celebrating Scotland’s Innovate Students. The evening opened with a short speech from the event sponsor, … Continued