• Lead applicants must be UK-based and between the ages of 16-25 on the application closing date.
  • Applications are invited from individuals or small teams demonstrating entrepreneurial promise.
  • Applicants should have a viable and commercial business proposition with a large market opportunity.
  • The proposed technology must be an innovation or invention in engineering and/or technology. Engineering is defined in its broadest sense. If you are unsure if your business idea is in an engineering area, please contact the Programme Manager to check if you are eligible to apply.
  • In order to benefit from the support provided by Hub Membership (if successful), applicants should be aiming to set up a business within the 18 months following the application deadline. If you intend to wait longer than 18 months, for example until you finish a qualification, we would encourage you to apply next year instead.