Atlas: GEN’s Research + Policy Portal

Atlas is a compendium of public sector policies and programs that serves as a tool for policymakers, advisors and opinion leaders to learn about previously implemented policy models, articulated entrepreneurship strategies and/or designs of public-sector-supported  programs.

Year Introduced: | National-level

The Global Entrepreneur Programme (GEP) offers mentoring and business support to non-UK based founders to help them set up and scale their business from a UK global headquarters. Support is free and…

Year Introduced: | Sub-national

LINC Scotland was created for three main reasons: A network would increase the size of funding available beyond what angels would invest on an individual basis by enabling them to pool their…

Year Introduced: | Sub-national

Growth Hubs aim to improve the coordination and delivery of business support services to local companies based on local needs with a focus on: Administrative procedures (e.g.: taxes, legislation,…

Year Introduced: | Sub-national

Converge Challenge is a business creation competition and entrepreneurship development programme for staff, students and recent graduates of all Scottish universities and research institutions. …

Year Introduced: | City-level

This is an ongoing start-up programme at the University of Glasgow.  With the financial support of the Santander Bank, the University provides a 12-week package of financial and on-demand mentoring…

Year Introduced: | Sub-national

The Intermediate Technology Initiative (ITI) was one of the most ambitious ‘systemic’ regional innovation policy instruments developed in the UK in recent years. The approach of ITIs sought to…