Scottish Enterprise

How We Can Help

We know that starting an innovative technology business is a challenging task for any new entrepreneur. That’s why we have developed a range of services which are aimed at helping you grow your business. Each new client of the Alba Incubation Service will be allocated a dedicated adviser, experienced in the area of growing innovative technology businesses, who will work with your business to achieve your goals.

This service is available to any technology business located in Scotland, not just clients who are located in the Alba Innovation Centre.

We can provide support to help you;

  • Develop your Idea – find out if your product is ready for market. Your Scottish Enterprise adviser can link you into market experts in product development, feasibility studies, legal requirements, IP and patent requirements.
  • Market Research – we can help you research new market opportunities, provide industry and competitor intelligence and innovation development support.
  • Sales – we can help you define the appropriate sales channels for your products and services and identifying the best ‘routes to market’ with key contacts along the way!
  • Finance and Funding – most businesses will require funding or investment as some stage in their growth. We can help you get your business ‘pitch-perfect’ and tap into the appropriate funds and investment funds through our wide network of contacts.
  • Make the right connections – as a small business, you may find it difficult to influence some of the bigger companies. We can provide you with a range of networking opportunities to connect your business with the right connections from business contacts to SMEs and international partners such as Nokia, Orange, Google, Channel 4, and BBC.
  • Develop your team – in order to grow a successful business, you must ensure you recruit the right people and suppliers! We can help you strategic management development, employee relations & contracts, managing your supply chain.
  • Industry events – we will provide suggestions for a range of events and workshops (both Scotland and Globally) to ensure you have the right information and meet the right people to help you grow your business.

Our hands-on approach will ensure you have:

  • A business strategy and robust business plan that meets your growth ambitions.
  • Access to experienced mentors and links with other like-minded entrepreneurs who have experienced the issues your business is facing and can provide practical ‘common-sense’ advice.
  • Linkages into a network of contacts (both UK and International) who can really accelerate your business growth and provide the right support at each stage of your growth
  • In-depth business diligence to ensure your business is robust enough to face the challenges a growing business will encounter.
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