Strathclyde Inspire
Grow

Grow your venture

By addressing the early-stage funding gap and ensuring access to University Innovation Services, we will create the environment needed for your fast-growing business to thrive.

Early-stage investment

We have been investing in early-stage growth companies with strong Strathclyde connections since 2012 and we can help you bridge the early-stage funding gap by investing in your business. 

Find out more about early-stage investment

Scale-up support

As a trusted partner, we will help you to build and scale your business by providing relevant, accessible and practical learning. 

Discover the support we can provide

Our inspiring people

John Robertson, Founder of Shoply Ltd
John Robertson, Founder of Shoply Ltd

"As a successful business, you need to embrace change and look at the bigger picture. I was fortunate to have a connection with Strathclyde, enabling me to present my business to the Strathclyde Inspire: Entrepreneurs Fund (formerly known as SEF), which resulted in investment. Having that knowledge, skill and network has enabled me to transform my business."

Professor Colin Suckling, Research Professor of Chemistry
Professor Colin Suckling, Research Professor of Chemistry

"It’s important to understand that in order to transform the lives of others through licencing IP, inventors need to embrace the opportunities that the University has to offer, just as much as the University needs its inventors to create opportunities."

Holly Butler, R&D Director of Clinspec Dx
Dr Holly Butler, R&D Director of Clinspec Dx

"I came on board as a postdoc in a pre spin-out company, essentially spearheading the technical research. By embracing this opportunity, it transformed my career and the lives of thousands."

Support for all stages