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Converge Challenge 2012

Converge Challenge, which is run by Heriot-Watt University,  seeks out fresh new entrepreneurial talent in Scottish universities. With an already respected reputation for discovering innovative ideas to take forward into business, 2012 saw the Challenge become truly national when it was opened up to all higher education institutions and research institutes in Scotland.

The winner of the challenge walked away with a cheque for £25,000, business support worth £20,000 and a ready-made network of experts and investors who will be on hand to support the aim of incorporating the company within 12 months.

Encouraging the convergence of academia with industry is the driving force behind the competition. Focussing on market engagement and skills development, Converge Challenge offers advice and support to researchers throughout Scotland to commercialise their ideas and build profitable companies as this encourages economic growth and brings novel technologies to the open market.


 Further information

  • Dr Olga Kozlova, Enterprise Creation Manager: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Converge Challenge Website



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