There are two stages to the application process. Both must be completed before an application can be assessed by the Selection Panel.


Stage 1

In Stage 1, you briefly tell us about yourself and your innovation. It should take about 30 minutes to complete. If the idea is suitable for the type of the support we offer and you are a good fit for the programme, we will invite you to complete a stage 2 application.

This stage does not assess how good the idea is, but whether it is suitable for our programme.


Stage 2

The Stage 2 application is more detailed and will consider how good the idea is, and your potential to lead a start-up. You will need to provide more information about yourself, the technology and the business model. This part of the application will be reviewed by a panel of experts and, if successful, you will be invited to interview.


All applications must be submitted through our online application system. For more details please see the guidance notes below and the frequently asked questions page, link to the left. Applicants who have not previously applied for an impact oriented grant may also wish to read the additional guidance notes.

If you have any questions please email the Enterprise team


Enterprise Fellowships guidance notes (444.57 KB)

Enterprise Fellowships additional guidance notes (354.25 KB)

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