The Scottish Enterprise High Growth Spinout Programme

From lab to marketplace

The High-Growth Spinout Programme helps researchers to take their ideas and inventions from the lab to the global marketplace by awarding funding and support.

If your team has made advances during curiosity-driven or strategic research, and your project now has serious commercial potential, then you could get help from the High-Growth Spinout Programme.


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

They are 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

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