Our enterprise competition – The Enterprise Challenge - is an entry-level competition open to all SRUC students and provides an opportunity to test, validate and fund new ideas.
Our enterprise competition – The Enterprise Challenge - is an entry-level competition which provides an opportunity to test, validate and fund new ideas.
The competition is open to all current students from taught programmes and is delivered over two stages: submission of an online application followed by a pitch to judging panel.
During 2023-24, we have an increased the total prize fund to £3,500 thanks to sponsorship from Caledonian Horticulture, GrowBiz and Morton Fraser for the winning students and ideas. This competition is also supported with University Innovation Funding from the Scottish Funding Council.
“Before the competition I would have really struggled to present an idea to a judging panel, however the judges all made me feel very comfortable, which helped calm me down.” - Kayleigh Turner, 2022-23 Entrant
The Enterprise Challenge is currently closed to applications but will re-open in August 2024. Check back here to apply.
“Tackling climate change needs to be a priority for all businesses and I was excited to put forward a business idea that had sustainability at its core for festivals and events."
“The prize money was an incredible opportunity towards making a prototype to test the technical feasibility of the fertiliser on the Rwandan market and collect feedback from farmers."
“Being a competition winner has allowed me to gain valuable experience and advice from industry experts that I plan to take action on to face issues within the meat industry!”
For more information:
Other ways we learn through enterprise:
SEEDABLE is our award-winning four-year strategic curriculum project that embeds vital enterprise competencies across all our teaching programmes.
Our institution-wide Enterprising Changemaker programme provides all our students the opportunity to develop their sustainable entrepreneurial thinking and knowledge.
Entrepreneurs in residence
Our esteemed Entrepreneurs in Residence play a crucial role in supporting our drive to become an enterprising university at the heart of the rural and natural economy.
Enterprising role models
We champion the work of Scotland's most inspiring sustainable entrepreneurs as we seek to encourage our students, educators and researchers in forging their own entrepreneurial paths.
Enterprise across our campuses
We deliver enterprise events and workshops across Scotland to inspire our students and educators into developing a mindset for sustainable enterprise.
The Sustainability Start-up School
The Sustainability Start-up School is a training programme which allows students to develop ideas and discover what it takes to build a business focused on delivering economic, environmental and social outcomes.
Working with others
We partner with Scotland's enterprise support organisations which allow us to bring further expertise and guidance to our budding entrepreneurs and allows them to establish and enhance their own business networks.
Explore more at SRUC
Study With Us
With hundreds of courses across more than 20 disciplines, we provide the skills, experience and confidence you need to create a successful career.
Our business services work across food supply chains and the natural economy to help clients rise to the challenge of climate change and scientific and technological transformation.