Scottish Inward Investment Catalyst Fund

Image of climbing the steps - accompanying post The Scottish Inward Investment Catalyst Fund

The Scottish Inward Investment Catalyst Fund is for companies / organisations with their headquarters outside Scotland. It is launched by Scottish Government and Interface and offers funding awards of up to £10,000 for organisations to partner with Scottish academia. Projects must align with the nine key opportunity areas: Energy Transition Decarbonisation of Transport Software and … Read more

Best Country to Create a Company in Europe – Event

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The virtual event The Best Countries to Create a Company in Europe will take place on May 31 (free event) and it brings together freelancers, remote workers, experts, institutions and successful entrepreneurs who will share their experiences of launching companies in different countries. It’s run by Digi Nomads and should be interesting given the changes in the … Read more

EIE Engage Invest Exploit

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EIE offers start ups and scale up help to make them investor ready. It is delivered by the Bayes Centre, Edinburgh Universities innovation hub for data science and artificial intelligence. It is run as a competition and culminates in a showcase event of up to 50 tech companies pitching for funding. The EIE site provides … Read more

Scottish Edge

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Scottish Edge is a competition to support Scotland’s innovative and entrepreneurial companies. It generally runs twice a year and has three categories of awards: Scottish Edge: for early stage companies and social enterprises. Awards up to £100K split by loan/grant Young Edge: all directors must be under 30. Awards up to £10K Wild Card Edge: … Read more

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations – Funding

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The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations provides support to the voluntary sector. The site contains useful information for voluntary organisations including guides to digital services, skills remote working etc. It also has a searchable funding page which lists over 700 funds many of which are open to non charitable organisations. There are some really interesting … Read more

Pathfinder Accelerator helps save you from the Zombies. Startup series: Part Six

My startup articles are not published according to a direct time line. I will cover the full journey, but having recently completed the Pathfinder Accelerator run by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) it seemed timely to write about my experience. There is a strong connection between my experience on Pathfinder and last week’s article by … Read more

Business Security with SBRC

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The purpose of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre is to provide business security .services and advice to companies. It works with Police Scotland, the Scottish Government, the Fire and Rescue services along with many private organisations. It works on the premise that ‘prevention is better than the cure’ and it will provide advice and assistance … Read more

Interface – Innovation Voucher Funding

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Interface is a great organisation which helps to connect entrepreneurs with Scottish Universities and Colleges. It provides funding via Innovation Vouchers to enable that collaboration. Its available to all Scottish SMEs and has various different forms: Standard Innovation Voucher of up to £5,000 for the academics institutions costs. The company contributes the same amount in … Read more