Young Enterprise Scotland offers enterprise and entrepreneurship programmes and development opportunities for young people across all of Scotland.
Bridge2Business offers a range of services to inspire, connect & support college students into business. Take a look at the heroes section for real life entrepreneurial stories.
Youth Business Scotland If you're a young person (18 - 30*) thinking about starting a business, The Prince's Trust, Youth Business Scotland can provide help, mentoring and funding to get you started.
Entrepreneurial Scotland - The Saltire Programme We match high-potential undergraduates from Scottish universities with leading global and entrepreneurial companies, charities, social enterprises, and small and medium sized enterprises - from Glasgow to San Francisco to Singapore.
TeenBusiness Since 1999, TeenBusiness.com has been the only news and information portal for young entrepreneurs, investors, inventors and their parents/educators.
People Plus Mentoring support for self-employment or starting a business through New Enterprise Allowance.
Protect your ideas
Did you know? If you create something original you can protect it. Watch this video from the Intellectual Property Office to find out how Intellectual Property works.
Intellectual Property Resources
Cracking Ideas Teachers, students and inventors: welcome to a world of cracking ideas – an expert insight into Intellectual Property (IP) and how to help you protect them.
USPTO Kids the page where innovation, excitement and inventions collide!
Respect for Trademarks This World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) site is aimed at young people ages 14 – 19 studying a range of subjects including business studies, media studies, psychology, law, art & design, this resource offers teachers innovative ways to educate about the importance of intellectual property rights for both consumers and creators of a wide range of products and services.
Respect for Copyright The site (WIPO) contains a set of educational resources the purpose of which is to raise young people’s awareness about copyright. The resources have the concept of respect at their heart and seek to encourage students to explore the factors that inform individual behavior and personal morality, as well as looking beyond their own experiences to consider alternative points of view. The aim is to lead students through debate and discussion to a better understanding of creative activity and the links to intellectual property. Includes Interactive Logo Maker.
Inventor Resource Read articles on inventing board games, eco-friendly devices, toys, etc.
Lemelson-MIT Check out the resources section on this American website for information on historical inventions, howtoons, case studies, invention resources, inventor handbook, student & teacher guides.
Little Inventors takes children's invention ideas and makes them real (for 5-12 year olds).
Young Engineers and Science Clubs Scotland Our projects are designed to grow interest and spark enthusiasm in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects by encouraging young people to have a go at fun, hands-on activities and experiments. Includes resources for teachers.
The Royal Institution is an independent charity dedicated to connecting people with the world of science. Take a look at the Education page for games and activities to try at home (L'Oreal Young Scientist Centre).