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Schemes for Engineers in Research and Development

Enterprise Fellowships

The scheme is now open to applications, with a deadline of Monday 1 September. Please see ‘How to Apply’ on the right hand side for full details.

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Enterprise Fellowships provide funding and support to outstanding entrepreneurial engineering researchers, working at a UK University, to enable them to develop a spin-out business around their technological idea.

  • The aim of the Enterprise Fellowship Scheme is to enable aspiring entrepreneurs to commercialise technology based business ideas from academic institutions into spin out companies.

  • Enterprise Fellowships provide up to 85,000 seed funding and salary support for 12 months to develop a commercial enterprise based in the UK.

  • In addition to the funding, training will be provided to give each Enterprise Fellow the tools, contacts and confidence to transform their idea into a successful business project or venture.

  • Business mentors (drawn mainly from The Royal Academy of Engineering Fellows) will be allocated to each Enterprise Fellow to provide additional support and advice for the duration of the Enterprise Fellowship as well as access to business angels and venture capital networks.

For further details please contact Catherine Lawrence

If you work in a 'Research Grants Office' or equivalent, and so aid your colleagues in applying to such schemes, please email research info to be added to a mailing list so we can update you directly when core rules change and new Calls for applications are announced.


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