Interest in start-ups on the rise in Scottish universities

Converge, the company creation programme focused on the university sector in Scotland, has noted signs that academic entrepreneurialism is recovering following a number of challenging years, writes Mark Williamson for The Herald.

The programme said the number of applications to the challenge schemes it runs increased by 7% in the latest year, to more than 200.

It received applications from staff, students or recent graduates of all Scotland’s universities. These are competing for a share of a £300,000 (US$392,000) funding pot to advance their ideas. The response to the competitions suggests interest in entrepreneurship may have recovered from the impact of the uncertainty caused by the pandemic.
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