Business Support Links

SIE Regional Business Advisors have put together a comprehensive collection of links to help you access additional support and funding opportunities for your business venture.

If you experience problems with any link, please contact us on 0141 535 3190 or e-mail: info@sie.ac.uk.

Business Support 51

  • Aerospace Defence and Security Programme
  • Bright Idea Scotland
  • Bridge 2 Business
  • British Design Innovation
  • British European Design Group
  • Business @ The Mitchell
  • Business Gateway
  • Business.scotland.gov.uk
  • Community Interest Companies
  • Companies House
  • Cultural Enterprise Office
  • Department of Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
  • Design Business Association
  • Design Nation
  • Directory of Social Change
  • Institute for Product Design & Manufacture
  • Enterprise Quest
  • European Portal for SMEs
  • Export Marketing Research Scheme
  • Firstport
  • Fresh Talent Working in Scotland Scheme
  • Glasgow Caledonian University Enterprise Fund
  • Glasgow University First Steps Awards
  • GOV.UK
  • Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Industry and Technology Facilitator
  • My World of Work
  • Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)
  • Out-Law.com
  • Real Business
  • ScotBis
  • Scottish Centre for Enabling Technologies
  • Scottish Development International
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Scottish Health Innovations Ltd
  • Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service
  • Scottish Funding Council
  • Shell LiveWire
  • Small Business
  • Social Enterprise Scotland
  • Sporting Chance Initiative
  • Startup Nation
  • Startups
  • Strathclyde Links
  • Supplier Development Programme
  • Targeting Innovation
  • The Foundation for the Sports and Arts
  • Volunteer Glasgow
  • West of Scotland KTP Centre
  • Youth Business Scotland

Charity and Government Funding 35

  • British Council
  • Chief Scientist Office Scotland
  • Cooperative and Community Finance
  • Department for Business Innovation & Skills
  • Farm Business Development Scheme
  • Foundation Scotland
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Gatsby Charitable Foundation
  • Henry Smith Charity
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Highland Opportunity
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • The Hunter Foundation
  • Inspiring Scotland
  • Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland
  • UK National Lottery Funding
  • NHS Supply Chain
  • Nuffield Foundation
  • Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator
  • Regional Selective Assistance grants
  • Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • UnLtd
  • Scottish Enterprise Proof of Concept Programme
  • Small Firms Loan Guarantee Scheme
  • SMART: Scotland
  • Social Investment Scotland
  • sportscotland
  • The Barcapel Foundation
  • The Big Lottery Fund
  • The Department for Culture Media and Sport
  • The Network for Social Change
  • Transact (RBS Innovate Fund)
  • Voluntary Arts Scotland
  • West of Scotland Loan Fund
  • Youth Business International

Crowd Funding 5

  • Bloom Venture Catalyst
  • Buzzbnk
  • Kickstarter
  • Squareknot
  • CogFunding

Grant Portals 15

  • Eureka
  • Funders Online
  • Fundmap
  • Fundraising
  • Government Funding
  • GrantNet
  • GuideStar UK
  • Health Technology Portal
  • Help Musicians UK
  • J4B Grants
  • OSCR
  • ResearchResearch
  • SME TechWeb
  • TrustFunding.org.uk
  • UK Fundraising

Intellectual Property, Science & Technology 7

  • Esp@cenet
  • Free Patents Online
  • Interface
  • IP Health Check
  • UK Patent Office
  • University Technology
  • USPTO

Networking & Training Loans 29

  • AIESEC
  • ArtQuest
  • Arts and Business
  • Arts Marketing Association
  • BioDundee
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Competitive Scotland
  • Crafts Council
  • Cultural Enterprise Office
  • Design and Art Direction
  • Design Council
  • Design Nation
  • Enterprise Educators UK
  • Entrepreneurs International
  • Stanford University’s Educators Corner
  • Elevator
  • Informatics Ventures
  • LAUNCH.ed
  • Power of Youth
  • Women into Business
  • SENScot
  • Talent Network
  • The Entrepreneurial Exchange
  • The School for Social Entrepreneurs
  • Trade Association Forum
  • UK Trade and Investment
  • We Are The Future
  • Young Creative Entrepreneur Programme
  • Young Enterprise Scotland

Private Equity Funding (Angel & Venture Capital) 25

Research Funding 34