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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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:
to help you every step of the way
to develop new business propositions
designed to address knowledge gaps
to encourage peer networking & support
to facilitate global interactions
facilitating market access and collaboration opportunities
to accelerate investor-ready status
to complement the skills of founding teams
at the heart of the Glasgow City Innovation District
providing you with a platform to raise your profile
Our inspiring people
“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
“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”.
“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
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."
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."