Welcome to Sporting Chance Initiative
Scotland's Hub for Business Innovation in Sport
The Sporting Chance Initiative (SCI) helps Scottish businesses with fewer than 250 employees to develop new and enhance existing products and services for sports, physical activity and active leisure markets.
SCI provides business support at whatever stage in your business journey you may find yourself. Whether you have an established product or if your idea is just scribbled on the back of envelope, we may be able to help you get to where you want to be.
Over the last 3 years SCI has helped more than 500 small businesses and innovators to develop new products and services for sports markets, which include growth areas in fitness, leisure, adventure tourism and health/wellness.
The programme has supported innovators to improve sports equipment, develop new fitness aids, test new services, validate benefits, develop nutritional products, create digital apps and apply leading edge textiles and clothing design ideas to a range of sports. Our clients have ranged in size from sole traders at the start of their innovation journey, to SMEs with around 100 employees seeking to develop new ideas to help them grow.