Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre becomes new base for Entrepreneurial Scotland


Eleanor Shaw and Sandy Kennedy

By Émer O’Toole, Editor in Chief


 Entrepreneurial Scotland has formed a partnership with the University that includes a move into the Technology and Innovation Centre.

Building on an existing seven-year relationship between Strathclyde Business School and the Saltire Foundation, Entrepreneurial Scotland said the move will connect “top business leaders, academics and researchers globally to help drive forward a new era of business and economic growth.”

Sandy Kennedy, chief executive of Entrepreneurial Scotland, said: “Being based here helps us to join the dots in Scotland’s entrepreneurial landscape.

“Collaboration is one of the keys to making Scotland the most entrepreneurial society in the world, and we’re thrilled to be in such ambitious company at the University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre.”

Eleanor Shaw, Head of the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Vice Dean (External Engagement and Entrepreneurship) at Strathclyde Business School, said the partnership “marks Strathclyde’s commitment to supporting the Scottish Government’s intention to make Scotland a world-leading entrepreneurial and innovative nation.”

“Working together with other organisations vital to Scotland’s vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem is important.”

Entrepreneurial Scotland says it has around 400 members, representing more than £17 billion of turnover and about 150,000 employees. It strives to “lead the drive to make Scotland a more entrepreneurial and confident society for the benefit of all.”