Wednesday, 4 August 2010

The Royal Academy of Engineering ERA Foundation Entrepreneurs Award 2011

The Royal Academy of Engineering, in partnership with the ERA Foundation, awards a major prize each year to young entrepreneurial engineering researchers working in UK universities.

The prize is intended to encourage and reward academic staff and researchers (registered postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows) who are at an early stage in their career. The scheme provides the winner with a personal cash prize of £10,000, a further £30,000 award to be invested in the development of his or her proposal, with a mentor, to assist and the opportunity to access additional development capital. Prize winners and their home institutions receive significant publicity for this award, endorsed by The Royal Academy of Engineering. In addition to the first prize, two further prizes of £2,000 each will be awarded to the runners-up.

The competition is relevant to a wide range of disciplines that involve electro-technologies. This might include, but need not be restricted to, electrical and electronic engineering, aspects of bio-medical engineering, optics and optical engineering, instrumentation IT (software and hardware) and materials related to electro-technology.

Please note that submissions must be endorsed by a senior member of the applicant's university. We would like as many entrepreneurial researchers as possible to apply. For further information please visit our website at Applications must be received by *Monday 11 October 2010 *at the latest. There is no limit to the number of applications any university or institution may submit. If you have any questions please contact Sylvia Hampartumian at the Academy on 020 7766 0648 or by email at

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