Media Release: Scottish Funding Council announces its continued support for Scottish Institute for Enterprise

SIE Student Enterprise Summit 1

THE Scottish Funding Council (SFC) has announced its continued support for the Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) with a renewal of funding until at least 2016.

SIE works in partnership with local enterprise support in all of Scotland’s universities, providing students and recent graduates with free business advice, enterprise workshops and events.

The funding has also been increased to allow services in Scotland’s Colleges. The support starts this year with access to SIE’s business competitions with planned expansion to SIE’s other services over the next few years.

Commenting on the funding, Laurence Howells, interim chief executive of SFC, said: “The Scottish Institute for Enterprise plays a crucial role in creating and supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs in Scotland.

“There are some great examples of products coming from SIE’s support, including healthcare phone apps, and a highly successful hinge guard to prevent children trapping fingers.

“We see our investment in SIE as an important investment in future jobs and growth for the Scottish economy as well as a way to increase the opportunities and choices available to students.”

Sir Timothy O’Shea, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Edinburgh University, and chair of SIE, continued: “I would like to thank the Scottish Funding Council for confirming their support for SIE over the next three years.

“This commitment will allow SIE to continue to develop and pursue its varied activities designed to unlock the enterprising potential of all Scotland’s students.”



SIE competition winners receive their awards at the SIE Student Enterprise Summit in March 2013.

For press enquiries, please contact:

Scott McKellar, Marketing Communications Manager
Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE), Top Floor, 11 Southpark Terrace, Glasgow, G12 8LG
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