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

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."

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."

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."

Support for all stages