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Converge Challenge

An information session and 1-2-1s on a prize fund aimed at creating a new generation of entrepreneurs.


On 1 November, together with Edinburgh Innovations we hosted a morning information session and 1-2-1s on the Converge Challenge Kickstart programme.

Converge is open to staff, students and recent graduates of Scottish Universities and Research Institutes aimed at creating a new generation of entrepreneurs in Scotland through a £200k+ prize fund made up of cash and in-kind support.

Dr Lissa Herron — Roslin alumni, former Head of Avian Biopharming Business Unit at Roslin Technologies and Converge Enterprise Outreach Manager — led the session about the programme, the different categories, timelines and type of support applicants can expect.

Staff who are interested in applying can receive support by Edinburgh Innovations.

The session was part of the Breakthrough Enterprise programme of workshops.

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Converge Challenge

Edinburgh Innovations events

Industry partnerships at the Roslin Institute