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: | 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…

Year Introduced: | National-level

The Company Share Option Plan (CSOP) gives startups an option to reward their employees by giving them share options with tax advantages. Pricing:  Under CSOP, employees will be granted an option to…