The Royal Academy of Engineering and Entrepreneur First have
launched a new competition across the UK to find the best engineering talent.
Future of Engineering is a competition that has been designed
to focus on emerging talent and is open to student engineers, graduates, PhD
candidates and junior engineers already working in the industry.
Those who wish to enter will be asked to provide information
about what they hope to achieve within the engineering industry, and how they
plan to use their skills to create a product or business that will have a
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The winner of the competition will receive a £10,000 prize
to be used towards the development of their business idea.
Alongside the prize money, finalists will receive mentoring
and advice from some of the most respected figures in the sector to help them
bring their ideas to life.
Once entries for the competition close at the end of March 2017,
a shortlist of ten will then be invited to take part in a workshop that will
help them develop their ideas.
The winner will be announced in early spring 2017 in front
of some of the most influential people within the UK’s engineering sector.
To help, the Royal Academy of Engineering has produced a
guide to help young engineers understand how to bring an idea through from
concept to the beginning of a business.
Entrepreneur First – who invest in technically talented
individuals and create start-ups from scratch – got involved in the competition
to tap into the next generation of UK talent.
Zoe Jervier, Global Head of Talent at Entrepreneur First,
said: “Our aim through this programme is
to stretch the aspirations of individuals already demonstrating engineering
The hope is that the Future of Engineering competition will
act as the perfect platform for young people who have innovative ideas that can
make the world a better place.
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