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Fresh Ideas

FRESH IDEAS is Scotland’s longest running national student enterprise competition for ideas at an early stage. The competition is designed exclusively for students and recent* graduates of all subjects.

Fresh ideas gives you everything you need to make a difference!

If you have an idea, then FRESH IDEAS is for you.

(*within 2 years of graduating)


> Current contestants may resubmit entries here <

Fresh Ideas is now closed for new entries

Stage 1 is judged 10 months of the year with monthly prizes. The monthly winners and best of the other entries from stage 1 will move forward to stage 2, which runs in February and March. The stage 2 prizes? £1200 and a personalised package of in-kind support!

Don’t worry if you don’t know a lot about business. That’s what we’re here for! The process is designed to help you develop your business know-how and show you how to turn a good idea into a successful new business. So even if you’re not a winner, you’ll still benefit from our help and be in a great position to take the next steps.

Your entry can be edited at any point up until the most applicable monthly closing date at which point it will be taken as a final entry. It is highly recommended that you keep a copy of your entry information.


Download full competition Guidelines, Terms & Conditions

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