Sirius Programme for graduate entrepreneurs

The Sirius programme is run by DIT helping international graduates with high growth business ideas to set up in the UK.

The Sirius Programme was launched in September 2013 and attracted international graduate entrepreneurs from over 93 countries.  There are currently over 40 companies on the Sirius Programme with high-growth potential and innovative ideas.  So far 17 companies have raised £14.5 million of equity investment with a combined valuation of £42 million and with more in the pipeline.

They've received £1 million in prize awards for their innovative products from the likes of Set Squared, Interactive Healthcare fund and Innovate UK. And they've had more then £1 million of funding from sources including Climatekick, Pitch@Palace, MassChallenge and Shellwire, and the first international team to win the Scottish EDGE award.  Collectively, the companies have over £2 million in sales revenue.

Companies in the headlines are Bio-bean, Mihaibao, Oxford Space Structures, Fresh4Cast, Sliide, DealGlobe, Whichit and Reinvent Life Sciences. You can find out more about all of the Sirius companies in this participants brochure.

See details of companies taking part in the programme.

Applying

Information on how to apply for the programme and terms and conditions:

Applications for the programme are currently closed. To register your interest email sirius@ukti.gsi.gov.uk.