Strathclyde Inspire

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

Victoria Hamilton, founder of Recoil Kneepads

Victoria Hamilton

Founder of Recoil Kneepads

"Embrace the opportunities that Strathclyde has to offer, surround yourself with good people and always go with your gut instinct. No one knows your business better than you – trust yourself and you can transform the way you do business."
Rebecca Pick, Founder of Pick Protection

Rebecca Pick

Founder of Pick Protection

"Strathclyde encouraged me to embrace my ideas and helped get my business off the ground. I was provided with free office space, access to a network of people and support in getting investor ready; transforming myself and my business in order to succeed in raising finance."
Steve Greenland, Founder of Craft Prospect Ltd and Omanos Analytics

Steve Greenland

Founder of Craft Prospect

"Starting out, I lacked the language to explain my vision in business terms, and the team at Strathclyde helped me embrace new ways of thinking to translate technical concepts into the language of enterprise, and thus transforming me from an engineer to a managing director.”
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."

Support for all stages