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Are you eligible?

Our High-Growth Spinout Programme supports the pre-commercialisation of leading-edge technologies emerging from Scotland's universities, research institutes and NHS Boards.

We’re looking for:

  • A demonstrable market opportunity for the technology
  • A team with a clear plan for commercialisation
  • Experienced R&D and commercial teams  
  • Owned intellectual property rights  
  • Realistic project costs

To apply for High-Growth Spinout Programme Support  you must have:

  • The potential to create a Scottish company that could achieve a £5 million turnover or a commercial investment of £10 million within five years, with projected continued growth
  • An early-stage idea with rights to the intellectual assets that underpin it or a clear path to obtaining them
  • Not carried out a full-scale lab demonstration of your technology
  • Not carried out any pre-production development or prototyping
  • Had your idea approved and endorsed by the principal/director and commercialisation office of your institution