The Enterprise Fellowships programme supports creative and entrepreneurial engineers who have an exceptional innovation that they plan to develop further. We equip you with the confidence, skills, experience and networks you need to bring your innovation to market.
To date, we've supported nearly 100 individuals to launch 75 companies. which have gone on to attract over £80 million in additional funding and create over 400 jobs.
The Fellowship is a prize awarded to the most promising engineering and technology entrepreneurs, and applications will be open twice a year.
Who is eligible to apply?
Please see the guidance notes for the full eligibility criteria.
What do we provide?
What should you expect from an Enterprise Fellowship?
This is a 12-month programme designed to support and guide you as you grow your startup.
Join the community
We kick off with a welcome day where you will meet your peers, the Hub team and some of our key partners. Throughout the programme, there are plenty of opportunities to participate in events with our alumni and community of supporters.
Make invaluable connections
We'll connect you with a mentor from the Academy's Fellowship, which is made up of some of the most successful engineers in the UK. Your mentor will be available throughout the 12 months to assist you as you work through your product/market fit, customer validation and business model.
We'll also connect you with the Hub's partners and wider network, which includes investors, government agencies and corporate partners.
Shape your business
Through your training and mentoring, you will develop new ideas about how to shape your business strategy for the highest chance of success. Our package of support will help you implement new ideas, validate your assumptions and hit your milestones, be it trialling a prototype, speaking to your first customers, or working out your route to market.
Accelerate your growth
We'll teach you how to prepare for meetings with investors, partners and customers, and how to communicate your vision through the perfect pitch. We'll promote your business and help you get exposure in the media. We'll introduce you to the right people who can help you grow.
Enterprise Hub Showcase
At the end of your Fellowship year, you will have the chance to show how far you've come when you present at our annual Showcase. You'll pitch to our investment community and industry partners for funding, introductions to key contacts, or whatever support you are looking for at this stage to take your business to the next level.
Hub Member for life!
If you successfully complete the Enterprise Fellowship programme, you will be invited to become a Hub member. You'll join our alumni community of Hub Members, and continue to have access to networking events and relevant opportunities. You can also continue to use the Taylor Centre facilities free of charge to host your own events or meetings.
What do we expect from you?
To join the Fellowship programme, you must be able to work on your business idea full-time. As a charity, we don't take any equity, but we're still committed to seeing you succeed. We expect you to be just as committed to make the most of what the programme offers. Remember - the more you put in, the more you get out!
The Enterprise Fellowships Programme is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors: