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What do we offer?

We help you to get your business off the ground and ready for further growth, with a unique package of funding and training:

  • An equity-free grant of £20,000
  • Hybrid training workshops, roundtables and speaker events in Belfast, Leeds, Liverpool and Newcastle
  • One-to-one business coaching
  • One-to-one mentoring from our unrivalled network of the UK’s leading engineers and Royal Academy of Engineering Fellows
  • Lifetime access to our co-working spaces in London and Belfast

Regional Talent Engines is funded and delivered by the Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub, and we do not charge fees or take any equity.

What innovations are supported?

We support:

  • new innovations from any area of engineering
  • original ideas for scalable businesses

For all enquiries, please contact the Regional Talent Engines programme manager: Lee Gosling, email or call 020 766 0616

Who is it for?

We are looking for aspiring entrepreneurs who:

  • Are experienced engineers or skilled tech professionals
  • Want to set up their own business in Northern England or Northern Ireland.

How does it work?

All applications are made via a short online application form accessed via our website.

Applications open for windows of approximately one month, twice per year, but you can express interest at any time by contacting Lee Gosling

Eligible candidates will be notified and invited to formal interview after applications close for each round.

If you are selected for interview, you will be invited to participate in a mini pitch boot camp with a number of online sessions geared to help you prepare to pitch your innovation to the judging panel.

The formal interview process will involve a pitch-style presentation of your proposal, along with next steps, Q&A section with a panel of judges. The interview process is competitive with up to 10 candidates selected from each region.

The programme will run over approximately six months and is designed to accelerate your startup journey. With training, mentoring and 1:1 support as you spend the vast majority of your time pursuing the aims you set out to achieve.

After Graduation you will become a full member of the Enterprise Hub with access to follow-on programmes and other support.


Other testimonials and case studies:

Regional Talent Engines:

Enterprise Hub:

Anas Achouri

Applications for the Regional Talent Engines Programme will be open throughout September and October 2023 and in the Spring and Autumn of 2024. Check our website for details.

Our other programmes are open throughout the year:

We also run programmes for SMEs wanting to scale up and for recent graduates or university researchers who want to ‘spin-out’ their technology.

On completion of any of our programmes you become a lifetime Member of The Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub with continued access to our support and networks of expertise, not to mention access to our prestigious meeting facilities in London and our regional Hubs.

Lancashire has a great tradition of industry. A recent report by the Royal Academy of Engineering found it to be one of the great engineering hotspots of the UK.

There is so much expertise covering all aspects of engineering, from chemical through data and electronics, materials, energy all the way through to traditional ‘nuts and bolts’ engineering. It’s a great ecosystem with so much potential. The Academy is aiming to help innovators in Lancashire to become amongst the best in the world.

You can also contact the North West Programme Manager to discuss this or any of our other programmes or be put on our mailing list to let you know when the next round opens.

Lee Gosling:  Tel: 0207 766 0616

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If you’re starting, growing or scaling a business and want to find out how our funded services can help you, please contact our experienced team today. We’d love to support your growth ambitions.

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