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.

Business Ideas Competition

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

Engineering Business Ideas Competition

We’ve teamed up with Engineers in Business Fellowship to bring you this Engineering Business Ideas Competition.

Edinburgh Earth Enterprise Ideas Competition

Enter your idea to help solve the climate crisis and we could help you make it happen.

Inspire Launch Grow Awards

Our biggest competition, Inspire Launch Grow is our annual celebration of entrepreneurship at the University of Edinburgh for students and recent graduates.


We can help you find and apply for different sources of funding.