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Why Strathclyde?Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network

Get started on your entrepreneurial journey

Our Enterprise Team helps Strathclyde students, staff and alumni build their businesses. From idea validation through to investment, we're with you all the way.

How it works

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

SEN Company Cuantec wins 2 awards at 2019 Herald Pioneers awards

SEN Company Cuantec won the Research Business award 2019 and Startup award 2019, at the Herald Pioneers awards.

CuanTec's trophies from the Herald Pioneer Awards 2019

Loch Electronics Pitched in Finals of KIC Climate Launchpad

SEN Client Loch Electronics has made it to the finals of the Climate Launchpad Pitch, in the Theme Awards section of Green City! This competition is the world's largest cleantech competition. The final pitches are now published on Youtube.

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Strathclyde spinout company secured funding with Sky Ocean Ventures and Scottish Investment Bank

CuanTec, the blue biotech company spun out from University of Strathclyde, have completed an investment round with Sky Ocean Ventures and Scottish Enterprise that will enable them to process at pilot production scale and finalise their formulations. 

Stock image of Shellfish for CuanTec announcement

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.