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.

Sustainable Business Ideas Competition

Win £1,000 just for telling us about your climate and sustainability centric startup idea.

Inspire Launch Grow Awards

Our biggest competition is ready to hear from you in 2023! Inspire Launch Grow is our annual celebration of entrepreneurship at the University of Edinburgh.


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