Strathclyde Telegraph

Strathclyde wins global entrepreneurial impact award

By Émer O’Toole, News Editor

 

The University’s entrepreneurial achievements have been recognised in an award made by the organisers of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).

The High Impact Badge of Honour was given to Strathclyde at the Celebration of Enterprise Week it held to coincide with the international event, in which over 140 countries participated.

GEW is held annually to celebrate “the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.”

Strathclyde held over 20 events during its own programme, such as workshops, information seminars and competitions.

Eleanor MacKay, Enterprise Co-ordinator with Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network (SEN), was responsible for organising Celebration of Enterprise Week. She said:

“SEN is a collaborative network bringing together the University’s academic and professional services to support students, academics, researchers and alumni at every step of their entrepreneurial journey.”

The week began with the presentation of the Strathclyde People award- for alumini who play an active and important role in the University’s research- to Craig Taylor, Managing Director of IT company Cojengo.

The University was also named as one of the top ten GEW UK partners.

Hosts of events included Strathclyde’s Research & Knowledge Exchange Services, Careers Services, Alumni & Development, the Strathclyde Business School-based Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Glasgow-based angel syndicate Gabriel Investments.

Mackay continued: “We are proud to receive the High Impact Badge of Honour and of the achievements which helped us to earn it”.

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