The Edinburgh Earth Initiative actively supports students who have an idea for a business or social enterprise that could help our climate.

We support students at the University of Edinburgh that are leading the way in defining a new era of business. Working with Edinburgh Innovations’ Student Enterprise Services team, we host an annual support programme of business idea competitions, training and development opportunities and other activities to help students tackle climate change through being an entrepreneur.

Get Inspired

We run a series of climate entrepreneurship events throughout the year. At these events, you will hear about some amazing students from the University of Edinburgh who are actively coming up with solutions to the climate crisis with their businesses.

Our Edinburgh Climate Innovators series will kick off in October, with several other events across the semester.

Get involved
Sustainable Business Idea Competition

Do you have an idea for a startup that could contribute to solving our greatest sustainability challenges? You could win £1,000 just for telling us about it.
We’ve partnered with the student enterprise team at Edinburgh Innovations to bring you this competition that focuses on your solutions to the climate crisis. Find out more and enter here.

Startup Summer Accelerator
The Edinburgh Earth Initiative is proud to sponsor Edinburgh Innovation’s Startup Summer Accelerator. This 12 week programme provides sustainable student businesses with funding, masterclass, and expertise to help grow their businesses over the summer. Edinburgh Earth Initiative’s support has brought a greater focus on sustainable and climate solutions to the accelerator. Find out more here.

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