Building less of a product can unleash the most powerful ideas? If this sounds unfamiliar to you, you probably haven’t heard about Lean Startup yet.
Scotland is a world-leading centre for innovation. Spin-outs from Scottish universities generate more than £300m for the economy each year. In addition, Scotland has produced 20% of all UK spin-outs in the last decade – that despite having a population share of below 9%.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh plays its part in this success through its Enterprise Fellowship scheme, which provides support to researchers and innovators who have promising science or technology business ideas that they would like to commercialise.
Just a few months ago in June, Product Forge’s Hackathon gave eight fantastic teams the opportunity to really hack their weekend and dive into the world of entrepreneurship. After three eventful days, Storique Books – an ebook startup – convinced the judges and could take home the symbolic key to their new office. Product Forge’s last event at the Assembly Roxy was a great success, and we are sure that the organisers will transfer the event’s unique atmosphere to Summerhall this weekend (19th – 21st Sept 2014)!
Over 400 events are waiting for you at this year’s Fresher’s Week. It is incredibly hard to choose between societies, clubs, and all kinds of activities and tempting opportunities to make the most of your time at the University of Edinburgh.
If you’re interested in innovation and business or simply want to learn more about how the university can help you starting a company, here’s our LAUNCH.ed Fresher’s Guide to Entrepreneurship: