The Converge Challenge Outreach Team will be travelling across Scotland from January - March to promote the 2018 programme to staff and students from all Scottish Universities and Research Institutes.
Turtle Pack have been crowned the winner of Murgitroyd's Autumn Edition of the Innovator Launchpad competition, taking home the first place prize worth over £10,000.
Innovator Launchpad was created by our valued Partner, Murgitroyd in Spring 2017 to support the start-up community in the UK by giving the community a Facebook platform on which to collaborate, access useful resources and compete for funding.
Converge Challenge has been supporting www.lendwithcare.org entrepreneurs in developing countries since December 2014 in lieu of sending Christmas cards.
In 2017 we continue with our support to get new businesses started in this way. Lendwithcare brings together entrepreneurs in developing countries with people with the power to help them - people like us ... and you. Run by one of the world's leading aid and development organisations, Lendwithcare is a revolutionary way for us all to help people in the developing world to transform their lives
Dr. Claudia Cavalluzzo has just been appointed as the Deputy Director of Converge Challenge and Enterprise Outreach Manager at Heriot-Watt University. Claudia will be responsible for supporting and developing collaborative partnerships with all Scottish Universities and Research Institutes, all stakeholders within the entrepreneurial eco-system in Scotland as well as advising Converge Challenge participants.
Academic innovation continues to soar with revolutionary sensors, a cooling back-rest cushion for wheelchair users, a blood test to detect brain tumours, algorithms for wind turbines, a birthing mirror for midwifes, an online platform for physiotherapy and sensory gardens for dementia sufferers - were amongst the winning ideas from Scotland’s leading company creation competition and entrepreneurial development programme for Scottish universities.
This is the second post in our Partner focused blog series where you can learn more about the fantastic organisations who provide a broad range of support and advice to our winners and alumni. The in-kind prize package is just as important an incentive to the overall winners. Together, we ensure the best possible start for any business.
Converge Challenge is set to showcase an array of high quality applications once again, underpinning its position as the leading entrepreneurial development programme and company creation competition for Scottish universities and research institutes.
The leading academic initiative had received 211 applicants when entries closed from 19 of Scotland’s universities and research institutes, including entries for the first time from Scotland's Rural College; the James Hutton Institute in Dundee; and the Roslin Institute, Edinburgh.
This is the first post in our Partner focused blog series where you can learn more about the fantastic organisations who provide a broad range of support and advice to our winners and alumni. The in-kind prize package is just as important an incentive to the overall winners. Together, we ensure the best possible start for any business.
Tell us about Entrepreneurial Scotland
Entrepreneurial Scotland acts as a catalyst for our members, bringing together the inspiring and innovative people that are out there running businesses into an environment where they can learn from each other, grow their confidence and really be ambitious. At Entrepreneurial Scotland nothing is impossible and if you’re a member the only question is ‘how can we help you to make that happen’.