Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub

The Enterprise Hub from the Royal Academy of Engineering supports engineering entrepreneurs. It aims to grow the number of engineering and technology SMEs across the UK in order to address some of society’s biggest challenges.

The Enterprise Hub provides coworking and meeting space in central London, as well as runs a number of programmes including:

Enterprise Fellowships

The Enterprise Fellowships programme supports creative and entrepreneurial engineers to develop their innovation and get it to market.

Support includes:

  • Expert mentoring.
  • Training and one-to-one coaching.
  • Between £50,000 and £60,000 of equity-free funding for salary and business costs.
  • PR and marketing support.
  • Access to coworking and meeting space in Westminster.

Who can apply?

  • Researchers who want to spin out a company from a university or research institute.
  • Recent graduates who want to start a company.
  • International PhD students already based in the UK who want to spin out or start-up.

SME Leaders Programme

The six-month SME Leaders Programme supports individuals in executive roles in high-growth engineering and technology SMEs to develop their leadership skills, navigate challenges and overcome growing pains.

Support includes:

  • A grant of up to £10,000 to pay for leadership courses.
  • Expert mentoring.
  • One-to-one personal development coaching.
  • Workshops, roundtables and speaker events.
  • Access to coworking space.
  • PR and intellectual property support.
  • All travel and accommodation expenses covered.

Find out more

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