15 October 2020

Provided by the Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub, the SME Leaders Programme supports promising leaders of high-growth engineering and technology SMEs. By improving the skills of these leaders, the Academy wishes to encourage the pursuit and growth of excellence in UK engineering.

The aim of the programme is to support the development of leadership skills, through a number of channels:

  • A grant of up to £10,000 to pay for leadership courses.
  • Expert business mentoring.
  • One-to-one personal development coaching.
  • Workshops, roundtables, speaker events.
  • Access to the Taylor Centre: a co-working and meeting space in central London.
  • PR and IP support.
  • All travel and accommodation expenses covered.

Leaders of high growth engineering and technology small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK will qualify for assistance.

How to Apply:

All applications must be submitted via the online grant system. All applications will be reviewed by an assessment panel consisting of Fellows of the Academy with entrepreneurial and industrial experience and representatives from the investment community.

The programme duration is six months. Successful applicants will be required to attend the induction day. This programme operates twice-yearly.

The next deadline for applications is 9 November 2020 at 4pm.

For more information, please visit the website.

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