For students

Competitions and funding

Edinburgh Innovations, and our many partners, offer funding support at every stage of your entrepreneurial journey – from helping you to test your business idea right through to launch and raising investment.

Edinburgh Earth Enterprise Ideas Competition

We’ve teamed up with the Edinburgh Earth Initiative and the Data-Driven Entrepreneurship Programme to bring you a brand new competition focusing on your solutions to the climate crisis.

Business Ideas Competition

Entering a business competition is a great way to raise money to launch your business or social venture.


Applying for grants is a great way to help source the money you need to launch your business idea. Find out more about our Enterprise Initiative Grant for early stage student businesses and other grants from across the University and the wider Scottish startup scene that you can apply for.