The University of Edinburgh provides enterprising staff and students with outstanding opportunities to start their own businesses. There are a broad range of support services aimed at helping Edinburgh students and staff to develop the next big start-up including dedicated Enterprise Hubs and maker space across campus, online enterprise workshops and resources, business advisory services, funding and a start-up community platform. The University of Edinburgh consistently supports more than 100 new ventures each year. EI Students is the University of Edinburgh’s award-winning service for student entrepreneurs, they work with students every day to help them explore their ideas, find funding and business partners, and ultimately, to work for themselves and employ others. Their services are free, confidential, and available to any Edinburgh University student for the duration and two years after graduation.
The Data-Driven Entrepreneurship Programme is a collaborative digital transformation programme at the University of Edinburgh – funded by the DDI Programme and the Scottish Funding Council. Edinburgh Innovations is working with our DDI Hubs to deliver a range of new entrepreneurship opportunities as part of an ’Innovation Runway’ for home grown and external, global companies to develop at pace, and engage with University’s expertise and data talent in order to scale and develop those products and services needed for digital transformation across business and society. The DDE programme has supported a huge number of entrepreneurial, ambitious and innovative students, researcher’s, academics and businesses at all stages of their development to connect their ideas to the world.