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Business Competition 2019/20 Opens

Why not spark your imagination by entering our business competition.

CREATE is delighted to announce the launch of the UHI Business Idea Competition for 2019-20.  The prize fund for this year is a total of £8,500 thanks to the continued generous sponsorship by our sponsors - the Apprentice Store, Business Gateway, Engineers in Business Fellowship, Essence of Harris, Harper Macleod LLP, Impact 30, Impact Hub Inverness, Johnston Carmichael and the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Terms and conditions apply but no business plan is required.

CREATE heads to Sweden

Umea in Sweden is our penultimate meet-up for FOBIA - a project to help forestry contractors develop skills to help them in their business.

We start with a talk from #Vimek exploring low impact machines specialising in thinnings and selective operations forestry machines. 

Enterprising Educators

The CREATE team are thrilled to be working with Scotland's Enterprising Schools to bring an exciting professional learning opportunity for practitioners - The Enterprising Practitioner Programme.

The new, accredited module, developed by CREATE, will be delivered through a combination of online study and face-to-face tutorials: allowing teachers to develop a critical understanding of effective enterprise in education.

This exciting CPD opportunity for practitioners is fully funded meaning it is free of charge to participants.

The module will look at enterprise, creativity, employability, entrepreneurship and innovation as well as how this supports the Scottish Government's work to support the development of an enterprising population and new-buisiness growth. 

Make it Happen - 21st March 2019

The CREATE team are helping 'make it happen' at Inverness College UHI for budding entrepreneurs in the Highlands & Islands. 

Thanks to our inspiring and informative speakers from Business Gateway Highland, Firstport, Exclamation Marketing, Johnston Carmichael and Impact 30.

SEE Programme explores entrepreneurial education techniques

Staff from across the University of the Highlands and Islands partnership came together for a 3-day active and immersive programme designed for academic, research and programme management staff. 

This programme focusses on CREATE's learning through doing approach to develop a critical understanding of the broad range of enterprise in education and through testing and trialling contemporary tools and frameworks to consider its value in an educator's professional development adn that of their learners.

Feedback on this programme included - "No matter how long you have been involved in education, programmes like this can invigorate and refresh attitudes and approaches."

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