Grants are available to identify and support the next generation of high potential engineering entrepreneurs in the UK, coupled with prizes celebrating success in innovation and entrepreneurship.
Applicants will be invited to present their idea at a pitching competition. The winner and runner-up of which will receive £10,000 and £5,000 respectively.
The winners will also receive mentorship and a ‘stamp of approval’ endorsement should they choose to apply to the Enterprise Hub or Entrepreneur First.
The Future of Engineering Competition has been established to identify and promote a new generation of engineering professionals in the UK. The competition aims to celebrate engineering excellence and close the skills and mindset gap required to turn high-potential engineers into future tech leaders.
Full terms and conditions will be provided upon application.
The programme is designed for students and early career engineers in the UK who are thinking about practical applications for their work, but who do not have all the skills needed to bring their ideas into practice. With a focus on emerging talent the sponsor is primarily seeking concept-stage student engineers, PhD candidates, and junior engineers working in the engineering industry.
- be within the 18 – 26 age bracket on 31 December 2016;
- have either an engineering background, currently studying engineering or have a demonstrable interest in engineering;
- be available to attend the training workshop in late April / May 2017; and
- be available to attend the competition final in late April / May 2017
- be eligible to work in the UK.
Not a stipulated requirement.
The grant can be used towards the development of the applicant’s entrepreneurial ideas.
Currently closed. The submission deadline for the most recent round of applications was 4pm on Friday 31 March 2017. Details and deadline information for any future rounds will be reported when available.
All applications must be submitted via the online system, available at https://grants.raeng.org.uk. Applicants must first register with the system and provide some basic log-in details to create a profile.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the assessment by the end of April 2017.