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Royal Academy of Engineering ERA Foundation Entrepreneurs Award

The 2015 round will open for applications in early September 2014 with an anticipated closing date in December.

The award seeks to identify, encourage and reward engineering researchers working in UK universities, in the field involving electro-technology. The applicant(s) must be either be a student at a UK University or be on a UK University payroll at the time of applying for the Award. The applicant(s) will be at an early stage of their careers, e.g. research students, research associates, research assistants and doctoral students.

Winner(s) will receive a personal prize of 10,000 and 30,000 to invest in the development of the winning idea. Up to two additional cash prizes of 2,000 may be awarded to the runners-up.

The strategic vision of The ERA Foundation is to contribute to the economic vitality of the UK by supporting activities that will help bridge the gap between research and exploitation in the broad field of electrotechnology. More information about The ERA Foundation.

Recent Winners


Joint winners:
Dr David Heath
University of Southampton
Dr James MacFarlane, with Dr Oliver Payton
University of Bristol

Runner up:
Dr Mark Symes
University of Glasgow

See the News Release for David Heath and James MacFarlane.


Joint winners:
Dr Reuben Wilcock and Robert Rudolf
University of Southampton
Dr Julien Reboud
University of Glasgow

See the News Release for Reuben Wilcock and Robert Rudolf.
See the News Release for Dr Julien Reboud.


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