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How to apply

The application process

  1. Download and read our application guidelines (PDF, 251kB) to check if the High-Growth Spinout Programme is right for you.
  2. Contact a member of the High-Growth Spinout Programme team at hgsp@scotent.co.uk to be connected with a programme manager who will explore the feasability of your project with you.
  3. Check the call dates scheduled below to understand the timescales involved.
  4. Submit an application (Word doc, 92kB) endorsed by your research institution’s commercialisation office
  5. We assess the commercial potential of your application and inform you of our decision. If this is positive, we will assign a programme manager to your application and proceed with commercial assurance and feasibility studies.

Call dates schedule 2018

During 2018, applications to the High-Growth Spinout Programme will only be accepted at specific call dates.


Call 1                    Call 2               Call 3     
Closing date for applications  14th February                               16th May                                     15 August                                   
Panel assessment  Life science 1 Mar
 Technology 7 Mar 
 Life science 30 May
Technology 6 Jun
Life Science 29 Aug
Technology 5 Sep
Feedback  Life science 8 Mar
 Technology 14 Mar
 Life science 6 Jun
Technology 13 Jun
Life Science 5 Sep
Technology 12 Sep
Due Diligence from  Life Science 13 Mar
 Technology 19 Mar
 Life science 11 Jun
Technology 18 Jun
Life Science 10 Sep
Technology 17 Sep