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Putting the Prize in Enterprise

When it comes to Converge, everyone’s a winner – even if you don’t win first prize. Read our latest blog from Joanne Hagerty, a Freelance Enterprise Specialist currently supporting the Converge team. Over the past few months I have been helping the Converge team spread the word about their 2019 programme. As someone who has both admired […]

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Making Tax Digital – It’s All about the Opportunity

New changes to the UK tax system mean that VAT returns will now have to be submitted digitally. Gareth Magee, Partner at Scott-Moncrieff, one of Scotland’s leading independent firms of chartered accountants, talks us through the changes and explains how to get ‘MTD ready’. The first stage of Making Tax Digital, the government’s drive to […]

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Why Universities are the New Start-up Hub in Scotland

Read our latest blog from Jane Kennedy, Product and Community Manager at start-up recruitment specialist, TalentSpark, on why universities are the ideal place to start a business. The level of entrepreneurial activity in a country influences its global ranking in terms of innovation, competitiveness, and job creation, and guides its social and economic growth.   As a […]

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Alumni News

2019 KickStart Winner and Runner up Unveiled

A technology business looking to turn wastewater into fresh water has won the top prize of £10,000 at this year’s KickStart Awards. Waterwhelm, founded by Dr Ali Abbassi Monjezi, a former research associate in the University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering, aims to address a worldwide lack of clean water. His concept is to commercialise […]

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Industry and Partner News

All 18 Scottish Universities Pledge Financial Support to Converge

All 18 of Scotland’s Universities have joined the Scottish Funding Council and the National Lottery through Creative Scotland to pledge financial support for Converge, the pioneering entrepreneurship development and enterprise programme for staff, students and recent graduates from within Scotland’s Universities and Research Institutes. The quest to find the country’s most dynamic and creative thinkers, […]

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Starting up and Climbing towards Success

Alexander Lamley, Senior Associate at MBM Commercial LLP (and avid rock climber!) gives his top tips for starting out in business. Building and running a start-up can be exhilarating but also hard work.  Having set up and developed an events company over four years, I know only too well the late nights, last minute panics […]

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Alumni News

Innovation Award presented to ClinSpec Dx

The 2019 Scottish Life Sciences Award winners have been announced. The Awards were presented at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in front of 700 leading players in Scotland’s life sciences sector. This year’s winners include ClinSpec Dx, a spin-out from the University of Strathclyde and 2017 Converge Challenge runner-up. The team, including Dr Matt Baker […]

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Latest Events

Converge 2019 Roadshow

The Converge Outreach Team will be travelling across Scotland this March & April to promote the launch of the 2019 Converge Programme to staff and students across all of Scotland’s Universities and Research Institutes. This is a great opportunity to find out which of our competitions is right for you and to receive hands-on support […]

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