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EnterpriseTECH strikes new partnership


The Henry Royce Institute helps Cohort 12 kick off with a lot more ‘InnoMakers’ to counterbalance the life scientists.

Royce scholarship recipients.

The Henry Royce Institute is helping to fund scholarships for the new 12th cohort of the EnterpriseTECH programme at the Entrepreneurship Centre of Cambridge Judge Business School.

It marks the first involvement in EnterpriseTECH for Royce, which is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, part of UK Research & Innovation. Other support for the new EnterpriseTECH cohort includes the University’s funding through the Medical Research Council (MRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), and in particular the Impact Acceleration Awards for postdocs.

EnterpriseTECH is partnering with the Henry Royce Institute to facilitate prestigious scholarships to six non-University of Cambridge researchers from the universities of Manchester, Sheffield, and University College London, as well as to four researchers at Cambridge. It also means that inventors in the Royce network have opportunities to engage with EnterpriseTECH as inventors.

“The relationship with the Royce Institute with access to funding meant we could swell our ranks from the engineering and materials science labs around the UK, which is excellent for us as we have a knack for attracting lots of life-science folk,” said Dr Rebecca Myers, Head of Education at the Entrepreneurship Centre.

Launch Night for Cohort 12 included opening addresses from Professor Mauro Guillen, Dean of Cambridge Judge, and Professor Andy Neely, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Enterprise at the University of Cambridge. The 65 students in the new cohort are now embarking on the challenge of researching the commercial feasibility of fascinating technologies.