The Enterprise Fellowship programme, provided by the Royal Academy of Engineering, supports innovative, creative entrepreneurial engineers who have demonstrated an exceptional innovation in engineering which they want to develop further.
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 Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) is the UK’s national academy of engineering.
The Academy was founded in June 1976 as the Fellowship of Engineering with support from Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who became the first Senior Fellow and, as of 2018, remains so. The Fellowship was incorporated and granted a Royal Charter on 17 May 1983 and became the Royal Academy of Engineering on 16 March 1992. It is governed according to the Charter and associated Statutes and Regulations (as amended from time to time).
Conceived in the late 1960s, during the Apollo space programme and Harold Wilson’s espousal of ‘white heat of technology’, the Fellowship of Engineering was born in the year of Concorde’s first commercial flight.
The Fellowship’s first meeting, at Buckingham Palace on 11 June 1976, enrolled 126 of the UK’s leading engineers. The first fellows included Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle, the jet engine genius,the structural engineer Sir Ove Arup, radar pioneer Sir George MacFarlane, the inventor of the bouncing bomb, Sir Barnes Wallis, father of the UK computer industry Sir Maurice Wilkes. The Fellowship’s first President, Lord Hinton, had driven the UK’s supremacy in nuclear power.
The Fellowships provide:
If you successfully complete the Enterprise Fellowship Programme you will be invited to become an Enterprise Hub Member, and you will continue to receive an exceptional package of lifetime support, including continued access to our facilities, training programme, PR and media support, network of investors, experts, advisors and Academy Fellows.
To date the Enterprise Hub has provided training, mentoring and £4.5million seed funding to 94 Enterprise Fellows (‘Hub Members’).
This programme is now open for applications.The first submission deadline is 19 August 2019.
Following this application round, the programme will run twice per year, opening again for applications in January 2020.Dossier de candidature