Improving Your Business

Improving Your Business

The Royal Academy of Engineering

The Royal Academy of Engineering’s Enterprise Hub has just reopened its accelerator for early stage engineering entrepreneurs in the North West, providing funding, mentoring and connections to those with an engineering innovation idea.

Regional Talent Engines

We are looking for aspiring entrepreneurs who have an engineering or technology idea that will help address some of today’s most pressing challenges. The programme will help participants refine their idea, make new connections, and learn the skills needed to launch a new start-up. The 6 month programme includes the following support:

  • Equity-free funding of £20,000 towards living and business support costs
  • Expert mentoring
  • Training, roundtables, and events
  • 1-2-1 coaching

Deadline for applications: Monday 23 May

Programme starts: September 2022

Website and eligibility:

Locations: NW, NE, Yorkshire and Northern Ireland

Contact: for the North West of England and Northern Ireland or for the North East, Yorkshire and Humberside

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

Full details can be found here and here.