For staff

Enterprise funding

Throughout the year there are numerous programmes and awards open to University researchers, academics and students to assist in the entrepreneurial journey.

Enterprise funding is available to add value to inventions and new concepts managed by Edinburgh Innovations and the University of Edinburgh. 


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Aspect Innovation Fellowship programme

Social science academics, (those whose research has a social science component of 51% or above), from any College and School, are welcome to apply for up to £5,000.

Fiona Pilgrim

Expression of Interest: 13 June 2022

Full application deadline: 27 June 2022

ICURe Deliver impact with your research and ‘get out of the lab’. ICURe NxNW offers university researchers with commercially promising ideas up to £35,000 to validate their idea in the marketplace with the aim of maximising the impact of their research.   Veronica Ferguson  Currently closed.

Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellowships

The Royal Academy of Engineering’s @EnterpriseHub has opened its Enterprise Fellowships programme for a new round of applications. Named the 3rd best UK accelerator by @Sifted, the programme supports creative, entrepreneurial engineers, researchers and designers who want to take their engineering innovation to market and propel their business ambitions. Apply now to receive up to £75k equity-free seed funding, lifetime membership to the Enterprise Hub, expert mentoring, business support and more.

Kelly McCarthy Stage One deadline: 4pm, 5 September 2022.