Enterprise Fellowships

Receive up to £60,000 equity-free funding to bring your innovation to market

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SME Leaders programme

Supporting promising leaders of high-growth engineering SMEs

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Launchpad Competition

Budding engineering entrepreneur aged 18-25? Enter Launchpad to pitch for funding and support to start a business

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At the Enterprise Hub, we work to discover, celebrate and support the country’s next generation of brilliant engineering entrepreneurs.

Through our programmes and competitions, we match the best UK-based engineers and inventors with mentors from the Royal Academy of Engineering. Each of these prominent business angels, industry leaders, investors and business icons provides bespoke support to help shape ideas into a commercially viable reality. 

With the mentors' unparalleled experience, networks, insights into funding and so much more, we make sure that Hub members get their move to market right. And our mentors get to be in at the beginning of the most exciting new technologies and companies in the UK.

Become a member, and find out how the Enterprise Hub can help take your ideas from the whiteboard to the world.

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£280 billion
the contribution of engineering-related sectors to the UK's gross value added (GVA), equivalent to 20%
48%
the proportion of the total value of UK exports made up by engineering goods and services.
£481 billion
The contribution of engineering to the UK economy Source: ONS

Success story

An entrepreneur's career path: Bethan Wolfenden

Bethan developed a 'DNA lab in a bag' to allow people to carry out genetic experiments at home. Here she discusses her career path as an entrepreneur.

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Success story

Identifying the opportunity: Janice Kiely

Janice discovered that magnetic particles could be used to test for contaminants in meat, and decided to develop a robust and low-cost test kit. Here she discusses the importance of identifying your opportunity.

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Success story

Finding your calling and securing support: Nicola Irwin

Nicola developed a lubricant coating to reduce pain and discomfort for millions of global catheter users. Here she describes her path to securing support.

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