Strathclyde Inspire

Accelerate your opportunity 

If you have an innovation-led idea and the desire to succeed, we have a package of support available to help accelerate you towards investment and growth, while giving you the tools you need to create a sustainable company.

We can also help you with funding and competitions applications including Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Enterprise Fellowship, Converge and Scottish EDGE

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Technology and Innovation Centre

Strathclyde Inspire: Accelerator

Based in the heart of Scotland’s first Innovation District, GCID, our investor-ready accelerator welcomes participants on a rolling basis, ensuring you can fast-track your opportunity when the time is right. Over the course of 12-18 months, you will have access to a range of support including:

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One to one advice

to help you every step of the way

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to develop new business propositions 

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Bespoke training opportunities

designed to address knowledge gaps

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Regular cohort meetings

to encourage peer networking & support

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Online presence

to facilitate global interactions

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Access to alumni, industry and partner networks

facilitating market access and collaboration opportunities

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Support from a Virtual Board

to accelerate investor-ready status

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Commercial champions

to complement the skills of founding teams

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Co-working space

at the heart of the Glasgow City Innovation District

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Pitching competition

providing you with a platform to raise your profile

Our inspiring people

Christopher Hoy

Christopher Hoy


“For me, it’s all about having a clear understanding of the mission and ensuring it is one that you’re passionate about. If you know what you’re striving to achieve, this will guide your decision-making and allow you to break it down into manageable tasks"
Professor Weijia Yuan & Dr Min Zhang

Professor Weijia Yuan & Dr Min Zhang


“If you think you have an idea which can change things, get in touch with Strathclyde Inspire before making any publications. Commercialisation is not an easy journey, but it is rewarding, not just from a royalty income or academic standpoint, but also from a personal achievement point. Do it when you are young and do it wholeheartedly”.
Robbie MacIssac

Robbie MacIsaac

FLUX Solutions

“As an engineer, I focus on details and often spend too much time trying to make sure everything is perfect. However, in business and entrepreneurship, things can change quickly. It is important to be reactive and adaptable."

Support for all stages

Gábor Várkonyi, CEO and Founder of NeuroVLC

Gábor Várkonyi,

CEO and Founder of NeuroVLC

"If you are interested in opportunities beyond working in academia or industry, I would highly recommend embracing entrepreneurship. I gained the confidence in commercialising my own research which will now aim to transform the lives of those with brain-related health conditions and diseases."
Melanie Blane, Founder of White Rabbit Skincare

Melanie Blane

Founder of White Rabbit Skincare

"It’s all about embracing your connections and utilising them to build your network. Thanks to my links with Strathclyde, I have transformed my business with the help of practical workshops, opportunities to pitch my business and access to mentors and funding."