Scottish EDGE launches special award for the creative industries

Creative businesses have until 6 September to apply for Creative EDGE 

Scottish EDGE, Scotland’s leading competition to identify and support the nation’s most promising entrepreneurial talent, has launched a special award – the Creative EDGE Award – in partnership with Creative Scotland and the Cultural Enterprise Office to encourage applications from the creative sector.
The Creative EDGE Award will be a prize of up to £100,000 – 60% loan and 40% grant – for the top creative business idea in rounds 11 and 12 of the Scottish EDGE competition.
Scottish EDGE has made 300 awards to date, totaling over £9.5 million while helping to create over 950 jobs and boosting turnover of awardee companies by £57 million while helping them to secure an additional £55 million in investment.
Alumni success stories from the creative sector include Trtl, whose sleep scarf is the bestselling travel pillow on Amazon in the US and UK, Looblade, a reinvention of the toilet brush which has now been exported to over 100 countries and cycling clothing business, Findra, who recently opened their first shop in the Borders.
Round 10 winners in June 2017 include Corien Staels of Staels Design who has developed the Wheelair cushion to cool wheelchair users.
For full details of the award, visit the Scottish EDGE website, or for more information, contact apply@scottishedge.com
The deadline is Wednesday 06 September 2017 at 14:00.
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