Engineering/Tech Entrepreneur

Northern Ireland, NW England, NE England, Yorkshire & Humber

Job summary

Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub
Self employed, grant of £20,000 for income and business support
Building & Construction, Business Management, Civil, Electrical/Electronic, Electro-Mechanical, Environmental, Graduate - Multi Discipline, Mechanical, Process/Chemical, Reliability, Software, Systems Design, Testing, Electronic
Aerospace / Avionics, Biotechnology, C&I, Chemical, Communications, Computing & IT/Hardware, Civil/Structural, Automotive, Automation, Construction/Building Services, Cyber Security, Defence, Design, Education, Electronics, Energy, Engineering Consultancy, Environment, Food & Drink, Graduate, Handling & Storage, Industrial, Insurance/Professional Services, Logistics, Machine Tools, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Materials, Medical, Mining, Motorsport, Nuclear, OEM, Oil & Gas, Packaging, Pharmaceutical, Power/Utilities, Precision Engineering, Process, Rail, Renewable Energy, Science, Software, Technical Writing
Contract Type:
Fixed term contract
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

The Regional Talent Engines programme is a new offer from the Royal Academy of Engineering that will provide a six-month tailored programme of support to aspiring engineering and technology entrepreneurs in four regions of the UK: Northern Ireland, North West England, North East England, and Yorkshire and Humber. 

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 theprogrammeyou will be ready to seek further support for your newstartupor pitch for your first investment to bring your innovation to market. 

Places on the programme will be awarded through a competitive application process, with the most promising entrepreneurs gaining a place. 

Who is eligible to apply? 

  • Recent leavers from Further Education colleges (graduated since September 2016) who have a achieved a technical qualification (engineering or related subject) at levels 3-5 
  • Mid- or later- career engineers or technologists who have been working in skilled jobs and are seeking a career change as an entrepreneur  

Deadline 23 May 2022 – apply here.

What do we provide? 

The programme will run in two phases. Those accepted onto Phase One will receive training and 1-2-1 support for 3 weeks. They will then pitch their plan and next steps to a judging panel for selection to Phase Two. Those accepted onto Phase Two will receive the following over 5 months

  • Equity free funding of £20,000 towards living and business support costs 
  • Expert mentoring 
  • Training, roundtables, and events 
  • 1-2-1 coaching 
  • Access to our co-working and meeting space, the Taylor Centre, in central London 

Places on the programme are awarded without charge. We do not charge fees or take equity. 

For further information, FAQs, eligibility and how to apply, visit:

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