The Royal Academy of Engineering ERA Foundation Entrepreneurs Award encourages and rewards creativity and innovation amongst early-career engineering researchers working in UK universities, in the broad field of electro-technology. The award is presented annually to an individual or team who demonstrates considerable entrepreneurial potential.
Institutions can nominate up to five candidates who have achieved IEng status during each year, and who have displayed outstanding ability to apply engineering knowledge, strength of commitment to the engineering profession, have excellent communication skills and have demonstrated managerial qualities.
British citizen or 5 years UK resident achieving registration with the Engineering Council as an Incorporated Engineer and whose principal residence is in the UK.
The award consists of a £10,000 personal recognition award and a £30,000 grant payable to the awardee’s university for continued development of the innovation by the awardee. In addition, the awardee is invited to become a member of the Enterprise Hub where they receive a package of bespoke mentoring and training. Up to three runners up may be chosen by the selection panel. Runners up are also invited to become Hub members.
You can find out more about the Enterprise Hub here.
All applications must be submitted to grants.raeng.org.uk
You can find out about previous award winners here.