Business incubation (Scotland)

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Description

New approach to business incubation piloted for Scottish Enterprises. The support to businesses not only provides access to premises but also business development support and practical services – admin assistance, graphic design, printing and catering.

Justification/aim

President of National Union for Students Scotland has called for all Colleges to adopt similar practice of Student Employability Centre. The approach to business incubation has been disseminated locally, nationally and transnationally and may be adopted as good practice by other Local Authority Bodies providing Business Incubation Units. Awareness raising seminars has been mainstreamed by local enterprise companies as a much more effective way of giving information to and engaging with business advisors. The Centre for Social and Entrepreneurial Activity - support element of this project has been enhanced and is now funded through ERDF.

The strategic ‘think tank’ element of the project has been mainstreamed and is core funded through Clackmannanshire Council. Student Employability Centre has been mainstreamed into College budget.

Main target groups

Social enterprise

Main theme of intervention

Culture and Conditions

Web link to product

Project name

Partnership for Innovation

Member state/region

UK

Contact information

Stuart Cree

Kilmarnock College

crees@kilmarnock.ac.uk