Take your career in a new direction, launch your own tech startup with Regional Talent Engines
Regional Talent Engines is a six-month pre-accelerator programme for early-stage founders in Northern England, Northern Ireland and Wales to transform great ideas into new engineering startups.
The programme includes hybrid training held in central locations in Belfast, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool and Newcastle.
The programme is designed to provide you with the practical support you need to help refine your innovation and bring your vision to life.
By the end of the programme, you will be ready to seek further support for your new startup or pitch for your first investment to bring your innovation to market.
Regional Talent Engines was launched in 2022 and is proud to have invested training and mentoring into early-stage founders with potential startup ideas in engineering and technology. Through our programmes, we have helped:
further startup funding gained
introduced a new innovation to market
Our promise to you
A place on the programme includes:
- an equity-free grant of £20,000 towards living costs
- hybrid training workshops, roundtables and speaker events in Belfast, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool and Newcastle
- one-to-one business coaching and mentoring
- free, lifetime access to our co-working spaces in London and Belfast
Places on the programme are awarded without any fees and we do not take any equity. Each region will deliver the programme slight differences but the same objectives.
Who is the programme for?
We are looking for aspiring entrepreneurs who:
- are experienced engineers or skilled tech professionals
- want to set up their own business in Northern England, Northern Ireland or Wales.
- new innovations from any area of engineering
- original ideas for scalable businesses
Please see the guidance notes for the full eligibility criteria.
“Becoming a part of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s network allowed me to build great business connections and benefit from expert coaching. The Regional Talent Engines programme helped me to take the next step in my journey as an entrepreneur.”
Dr Ruth Brown-Shepherd, Managing Director of Responsive Learning CIC - Yorkshire & the Humber
The Academy have made an assessment of the Regional Talent Engines against the principles of the Subsidy Control Act 2022 and have made this assessment available here. The Scheme has also been published on the transparency database (SC10941).