Universities Hold Key to Delivering Scotland’s Entrepreneurial Vision

Scotland’s universities have an opportunity to play a leading role in developing a dynamic new generation of entrepreneurs.

This is a key finding in a RSE, study published under the auspices of its Business Innovation Forum. Mindful that achieving the Scottish Government’s vision to become a ‘world-leading entrepreneurial nation’ will largely depend on the mind-set and skills of its future workforce, members of the Forum have been examining the current delivery of entrepreneurial education.

Led by Dr Olga Kozlova, director of Converge Challenge, a leading Scottish business creation competition, members of the Forum met with a number of stakeholders from Scotland’s entrepreneurial and education sectors to discuss how young people are currently exposed to and equipped with enterprise and entrepreneurship skills.

Dr Kozlova said, “The Scottish Government’s ambitious vision for the nation’s entrepreneurial future is welcome, but concerted effort will be needed if we are to see progress in the rates of business creation and research commercialisation across the country. A coordinated approach which taps into the great potential held by Scotland’s universities will ensure that we gain maximum impact.”

Read the full press release here: Universities Hold Key to Delivering Scotland’s Entrepreneurial Vision