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Shott Scale Up Accelerator – The Royal Academy of Engineering

The Shott Scale Up Accelerator is a twelve-month programme that develops, nurtures and strengthens the leadership capabilities of senior decision-makers in high-growth engineering and tech SMEs to scale their business to the next level.

The Shott Scale Up Accelerator places the personal development of leaders at the heart of its activities, with opportunities for peer learning in cohorts dedicated to deep tech SMEs.

What does this programme offer?

Leaders are supported with a unique package of funding and training over twelve months:

  • 52-hour growth training programme with your cohort of tech leaders
  • 1:1 leadership coaching to focus on your development as a leader
  • 1:1 business mentoring from an unrivalled network of the UK’s leading engineers in industry, who have founded, scaled and sold successful enterprises many times over
  • £10,000 training grant to pay for leadership courses anywhere in the world
  • Access to our 100+ investor network
  • Five touchpoints with your individual relationship manager to make connections to investors, corporates, experts and to guide you through the programme.
  • Fully-funded access to Culture+, an equality, diversity and inclusion platform designed to help SMEs develop and sustain an inclusive culture as they scale.
  • Lifetime access to  co-working spaces in London and Belfast.
  • Lifetime membership of the Enterprise Hub’s exclusive events, connections and mentoring opportunities.

The focus of the growth training programme will be on the following six key areas:

  1. People and culture
  2. Good governance
  3. Customer acquisition
  4. Product and service development
  5. Securing growth capital
  6. Access to new markets


Who is the programme for?

The Royal Academy of Engineering are looking for:

  • senior leaders (e.g., CEO, CTO, CPO)
  • in a UK-based engineering or technology SME
  • in a high-growth company that has raised at least £1m in equity investment, or turnover in the last financial year (or a combination of both). If operating in MedTech, grants will also count towards total investment raised.

Applications close at 4pm on 28th May – to find out more click here