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Unlocking Ambition - RSE Enterprise Fellowship Programme

All the start-ups featured in this issue of Science Scotland are part of an initiative called the Unlocking Ambition Challenge…

Unlocking Ambition - RSE Enterprise Fellowship Programme

Unlocking Ambition

All the start-ups featured in this issue of Science Scotland are part of an initiative called the Unlocking Ambition Challenge set up by the Scottish Government in 2018. The programme is designed to support highly ambitious entrepreneurs chosen for their individual potential, the quality of their ideas and the contribution they can make to the Scottish economy and wider society.

The start-ups are supported by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) and Scottish Enterprise, and the RSE is working with 20 entrepreneurs – each hosted by a Scottish University or Research Institute – as an extension of the RSE Enterprise Fellowship programme.

The 20 RSE Unlocking Ambition Enterprise Fellows were selected from a pool of 115 applicants, 45 of whom were shortlisted for interview by a selection committee made up from Fellows of the RSE, business advisors and trainers, and successful entrepreneurs.

Each Fellow receives up to £50,000 maintenance grant, plus a further £20,000 business support fund, to enable them to work full-time on developing their business idea and establishing their start-up. They also receive expert training in entrepreneurship, a dedicated mentor to support them throughout the programme and access to professional, financial and entrepreneurial networks, including the GlobalScot network, the Scottish Investment Bank, Scotland House, Entrepreneurial Scotland and the RSE Entrepreneurs’ Club.

 

 

"Unlocking Ambition - RSE Enterprise Fellowship Programme". Science Scotland (Issue Twenty-three)
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