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.
Our Entrepreneurs in Residence play a an important role in our enterprise strategy and lend their support to our students in a variety of ways. Their vast experience helps encourage the next generation of business leaders in the natural and rural economy to think differently.
Through guest lectures and interactive sessions for SRUC students, our Entrepreneurs in Residence enhance the student experience and encourage entrepreneurial spirit.
Through on-going collaboration, practical advice and introductions to established business networks, our Entrepreneurs in Residence play an integral role in helping SRUC students further their own entrepreneurial goals and directly support student enterprise activities across our programmes.
Jeremy, an internationally-renowned solar energy entrepreneur, won the Gothenburg Prize for Sustainable Development in 2015. He is the founder and CEO of Highlands Rewilding, which owns three estates in Scotland with the prime purpose of nature recovery and community prosperity through rewilding.
The short video below was captured after Jeremy gave a guest lecture to SRUC students about the importance of entrepreneurship in tackling the problems we face due to climate change and biodiversity loss.
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Other ways we inspire enterprise:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.