Our Enterprise Fellowships support innovative, creative entrepreneurial engineers who have demonstrated an exceptional innovation in engineering which they want to develop further.

This programme is currently closed to new applications and the below is for information purposes only. Current applicants will be contacted about their application in due course.

The programme focuses on equipping the awardee with the confidence, skills, experience and network of expert advisors necessary to enable them to develop their innovation.

We support three types of individuals through our Enterprise Fellowships; researchers wishing to spinout a company from a university or research institute, recent graduates wishing to create a company, and international PhD students based in the UK, wishing to spin out or start up.

The Fellowships provide:

  • Up to £60,000 equity-free funding
  • Tailored mentoring and training
  • PR, marketing and promotion
  • Access to our drop-in workspace in central London

To be notified when this programme re-opens, please register here and select 'Support for engineering graduates' and/or 'Support for researchers'.

To date we have provided training, mentoring and £4.5million seed funding to 73 Enterprise Fellows ('Hub Members').

The Enterprise Fellowships Programme is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors, below. More information is available on their respective websites.


Research and Innovation Talent visa

International awardees of the Enterprise Fellowships scheme are eligible for the accelerated process under the Research and Innovation Talent visa, for which the Royal Academy of Engineering is a Designated Competent Body.

Could your innovation change the world? Enterprise Fellowship flyer (252.90 KB)