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New enterprise hub planned for Dundee

Dundee waterfrontA hub for start-up businesses is to open at Dundee University following deal agreed with Elevator, a social enterprise to establish a new Centre of Entrepreneurship on campus.

It will combine commercially-focused educational activity with a practical programme to encourage business growth.

Elevator chief executive Gary McEwan, who is also professor of entrepreneurship at the university, said it will provide free advice, generate ideas, receive support, mentoring and networking.

“The city of Dundee is in a very strong position to embrace innovation and diversity,” he told the local paper, The Courier.

“With the £1 billion master plan to regenerate and reconnect the waterfront to the city centre  (pictured) there are real opportunities across all sectors – technology, food and drink, tourism and biotechnology – which entrepreneurs can utilise.

“We are committed to helping support and realise the ambitions of the city.”

Graham Nicholson, director of student services at Dundee University, said the agreement will create a dedicated enterprise space on campus which will be a centre of graduate entrepreneurship for the city, available for the use of students,
graduates and others and giving them access to a wide range of services and support.”

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