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Enterprise Campus is an exciting programme aimed at Postgraduate Taught students (PGTs), Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs) and early career researchers. It seeks to help this community explore entrepreneurship as a career option and provides the necessary tools to allow PGRs and PGTs the opportunity to commercialise their research or develop high-growth, early stage business ideas.

Programme Overview

Enterprise Campus is a free and impartial service offering support for postgraduates – from business plan feedback and IP advice, to events, 1-2-1 clinics and funding.

Enterprise Campus is focused on encouraging new high-growth business start-ups, but whatever your idea, we are here to guide your business from initial concept through to incorporation. Ultimately, Enterprise Campus is aimed at entrepreneurially minded individuals by helping them build on existing transferable business skills. If you would like to explore the commercialisation of your research or already have a business idea and require support, we are here to advise and guide you as required.

Funded by the Scottish Funding Council, Enterprise Campus is a joint initiative between the universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Strathclyde to support postgraduate students from any Scottish university who want to set up their own business. Enterprise Campus West formally launched in 2014 to support six universities in the west of Scotland: 

  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Glasgow School of Art
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Stirling
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of the West of Scotland


Enterprise Campus has worked alongside these universities to shape how we will pool and share resources.PGRs and PGTs from each of these institutions have the opportunity to take advantage of the workshops, events and business support tools that are offered by the programme.

Lead contacts for each of the partner universities are as follows: 

    Glasgow Caledonian University: 

Dr Andrew McNair, Director of Research, Innovation and Enterprise

University of Glasgow:

Melville Anderson, Head of IP and Commercialisation and Marion Anderson, Student Enterprise Manager

University of Stirling:

Alasdair Gammack, Student Enterprise Manager

University of Strathclyde:

Josh Sauter, Enterprise Manager 

University of the West of Scotland:

Gillian Fleming, Commercialisation Manager


 Visit our website for more information on who we are and what we do! 

Meet the Team


The Enterprise Campus team for the west of Scotland is based at the University of Strathclyde's Enterprise Hub.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to visit us.  If you have a business idea, please email us to arrange an appointment with the Enterprise Campus Manager. 


Josh Sauter, Enterprise Manager and Business Adviser

Josh is an experienced enterprise advisor and start-up support specialist who has significant experience in the entrepreneurial ecosystem within Scotland. Josh completed an MBA from the University of Strathclyde in 2011, after which he launched and managed a strategic consultancy with a fellow MBA Graduate before officially joining the University’s Enterprise Team as a business advisor in 2012. He has well over five years’ experience as an entrepreneur and advisor / mentor who has developed close ties with the local support networks and advised over 250 aspiring UK entrepreneurs.

Heather Asiala, Enterprise Co-ordinator (Marketing & Events)

Heather’s role within Enterprise Campus is to engage with postgraduates, early career researchers and staff to promote an entrepreneurial culture in the West of Scotland with the goal of generating a pipeline of potential entrepreneurs to seek business support from Enterprise Campus. In addition to relationship building, Heather also manages the communications, events and marketing strategy for the West hub. With a background in non-profit administration and communications, Heather has over five years experience in a variety of roles at higher education institutions both in the US and the UK.  

 

The Enterprise Hub

Level 6
Graham Hills Building
50 Richmond Street
Level 6
Glasgow
G1 1XP

Contact: 
enterprisecampuswest@strath.ac.uk
0141 548 2775

Map of Graham Hills Building

 

 

 

 

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