For students

Enterprise Toolkit

We have extensive resources to help kickstart and develop your business or social enterprise – whatever your needs, our tools can help.

Explore our new online resources, a collection of online, free, resources from the University of Edinburgh and beyond to help you develop your skills, support your mental health and stay in touch. 

Resources here include links to third-party websites and downloadable PDF publications. 

Alumni should contact for more information on how to access our services.

Our core courses and resources are


Blackboard Learn

We have various courses on Learn to help you with customer discovery, pitching, understanding your business finances and legal structures and more. To access these go to Learn, the self-enrol tab, browse courses, search 'Edinburgh Innovations' and follow the instructions. 

Go to Learn 


This interactive tool will guide you through a business model canvas. This helps you map out and develop your business idea and export it as a portfolio. Results can be easily shared during your one-to-one adviser meeting or with your business partners. Your adviser can keep track of your progress, which improves the service you get from Edinburgh Innovations.

Go to Validate 


The Social Enteprise Institute 

An eight part series of short courses to help you take practical steps to start a social enterprise.

Go to the social enterprise courses



A tool to research your industry sector. It enables you to quickly find comprehensive information on business sectors and business opportunities. Find everything from what qualifications and skills you would need to relevant legislation and key market trends.

Go to Cobra