Entrepreneur First launch competition to find “next generation of engineering stars”

Joining forces with The Royal Academy of Engineering, 'The Future of Engineering’ will award a cash prize of £10,000 to the winner

Entrepreneur First have joined forces with The Royal Academy of Engineering to launch a competition to find the “next generation of engineering stars” in the UK.

The ‘Future of Engineering’ aims to discover and promote the best of the UK’s up and coming leaders in engineering, with the winner set to receive a cash prize of £10,000 to put towards the development of their idea, while the runner up will receive £5,000.

Applicants must be:

  • Between 18 and 26
  • Have either an engineering background, currently studying engineering or have a demonstrable interest in engineering
  • Be available to attend a training workshop in late April / May 2017
  • Be available to attend the competition final in late April / May 2017
  • Be eligible to work in the UK

Zoe Jervier, global head of talent at Entrepreneur First, said:

“The UK is home to an exceptional pool of engineering talent with real leadership potential. Our aim through this programme is to stretch the aspirations of individuals already demonstrating engineering excellence and who want to make a much larger impact through technology”.

Suranga Chandratillake, fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said:

“The UK’s heritage as an engineering nation is well documented, and we believe that there are plenty of young, aspiring engineers throughout the country who have the ability to continue this long and proud tradition. Through the ‘Future of Engineering’ competition, we will discover inspirational and innovative young people, whose ideas have the potential to make the world a better place.”

For more information about the Future of Engineering competition or to submit an entry, please visit here.

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