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Why Strathclyde? Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network

Supporting Strathclyde Innovation

Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network (SEN) supports Strathclyde innovation through enterprise, entrepreneurship, commercialisation and investment.

What we do

We work with staff, students and alumni to realise their commercial potential. Our events programme and range of support services is designed to support the development of your business and kick-start your entrepreneurial journey. 

Our team of enterprise advisors, commercial managers and programme staff can help you with:

  • starting a new business
  • creating a spin-out company
  • developing your entrepreneurial skills

Entrepreneurial success at Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde has a strong commitment to enterprise. Since 2005, we've helped to support the formation of over 260 start-up and spin-out companies!

In recognition of the University’s great work, Strathclyde was named UK Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2013/14 at the Times Higher Education (THE) awards.

Discover more about company creation at Strathclyde

Meet our entrepreneurs

Strathclyde Start-Ups Shortlisted for Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards

Strathclyde graduates and SEN-supported companies Seawater Solutions (pictured) and WashR have both been shortlisted for the 2019 Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards semi-final. The companies will be pitching at the semi-final event at the University of York at the end of June.

Strathclyde Represented at Made in Scotland Awards

Two SEN-supported companies won at the 2019 Made in Scotland Awards. Yanik Nyberg (Seawater Solutions) won Young Innovator of the Year and The Start-Up Drinks Lab took home the Food and Drink Company of the Year award. 

Cutitronics Joins ELITE following recent investment

Cutitronics is one of seven Scottish companies to have joined ELITE, the London Stock Exchange Group's programme for fast-growing companies. 

Image of Cutitronics founder David Heath with Nicola Sturgeon at the launch of ELITE by the London Stock Exchange Group

Strathclyde energy tech spinout receives £2.9 million investment

Synaptec, a University of Strathclyde spinout, has received investment worth a total of £2.9 million to support its expansion. 

Professional shot of Phillip Orr of Synaptec at SEN 2019 Company Creation Conference 500x500

SEN Rising Star Company one of five winners in SIE's Fresh Ideas 2018-19

Yanik Nyberg, founder of Seawater Solutions, was one of 5 companies to win £1200.

Yanik Nyberg, SEN 2019 Rising Star and founder of Seawater Solutions, standing with his award for 2018-19 SIE's Fresh Ideas Competition