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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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Inspiring Educators are Shaping the Future of education in Scotland

The winners of the Imaginative Educator Awards were announced yesterday at the Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE)’s Shaping the Future online conference. The awards recognise exceptional responses from individual educators … Continued

24 September 2020

Scotland’s students consider the Future of Learning

The winners of the Future of Learning competition have been announced today, 21st September, with young people from across Scotland recognised for their visions of the future. Part of SIE’s … Continued

21 September 2020

Mike McDonald: Taking the safe option of risking everything on a startup!

When looking back at all the times I have been asked what it was that made me want to start a company I will admit there has always been a … Continued

10 September 2020