Access keys

Skip to content Accessibility Home News, events and publications Site map Search Privacy policy Help Contact us Terms of use

BBSRC fund Enterprise Fellowships boost new business developments from research investments

Copyright: iStockphoto

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Enterprise Fellowship scheme provides support to researchers and innovators who have promising business ideas.

The programme, delivered by the RSE with support from BBSRC, STFC, Scottish Enterprise and Quantic allows fellows to focus solely on developing their business idea. They receive one year’s salary, expert business training, business development funding and access to mentors from a pool of successful individuals in the commercial community.

BBSRC are offering the option of a part-time Fellowship dependent on circumstances; please see the BBSRC Enterprise Fellowship regulations document available on the Royal Society of Edinburgh website for more details (link provided below).

The programme has helped fellows to create and develop some of the UK's exciting new spin-out companies. Many of these companies have shown high growth potential and helped academics to further develop the impact of BBSRC-funded research such as C4X Discovery, ReproCELL Europe and Heritage Barley.

The next call for applications is now open, closing on 26 April 2017, 5pm.

For more information visit The Royal Society of Edinburgh: Enterprise Fellowships

Enterprise Fellowships are most successful when proof-of-concept has already been established. The BBSRC Follow-on Fund programme is designed to support the translation of fundamental research funded by the BBSRC into practical application, including commercialisation. The aim of the programme is to help researchers establish commercial and technical proof-of-concept to maximise the societal and economic benefits of their research. Follow-on-Funding often complements Enterprise Fellowships, please see our Follow-on Funding page for more details.


Tags: commercialisation funding people RCUK partnerships news skills and training