Centre for Entrepreneurship

Creating opportunities for University students, staff, and recent graduates to develop their enterprise skills and supporting new business ventures with funding and mentoring.

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Entrepreneurship is about creating impact through innovation, leveraging opportunities, and fostering economic success. As a Centre we provide support for University students, staff, and recent graduates to develop transferable entrepreneurial skills and build their self-reliance and employability through meaningful business activity.

We partner with Elevator, Scotland’s leading private sector organisation that supports entrepreneurs, inventors, disruptors, and business leaders of the future. This allows us to develop and support Dundee's entrepreneurial and enterprising culture by providing the necessary tools to kick start business journeys. This, in turn, positively impacts on our city's economy and employment, creating a richer future for individuals and organisations.

Our work sees us collaborate with local business experts, who provide training, mentoring, inspirational talks, and competitions with associated prize funding.

If you are interested in taking the next step in your entrepreneurial journey, you can participate in our events or reach out to us to discuss your ideas.

Enterprise Challenge

Introducing you to fundamental business knowledge delivered by experienced industry speakers. Applications for Semester 1 are now open if you wish to participate in the Enterprise Challenge.
Apply now for September 2024

Path for Potential

Johanna Basford and Mark Beaumont find how entrepreneurs created their own success stories in our new podcast
Path for Potential website

In partnership with Elevator

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Scotland’s leading private sector organisation dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs, inventors, disruptors, game changers and business leaders

Elevator website Read the Elevator Accelerator stipend support terms and conditions


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Our entrepreneurial Masterclasses offer insights into the careers of successful entrepreneurs ranging from diverse backgrounds to interest every University of Dundee school.

Learn more about Entrepreneurial Masterclasses

Spinout Academy 2024

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A free training course with support to help UoD researchers explore the possibility of commercialising their research.

Learn about Spinout Academy and register your interest

Entrepreneurship Week 2025

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The University’s annual celebration of entrepreneurship which takes place in the last week of February. A programme packed with workshops, one-off events and high-profile speakers.

24-28 February 2025 - save the dates!

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Over the course of each academic year we run various competitions, training, and support programmes to help you on your journey.

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Unit A (Shared with Elevator),
75 Old Hawkhill,
University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 5EN


+44 (0)1382 386568

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