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Royal Academy of Engineering Scale Up Accelerator

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What is the Business Support?

The Scale Up Accelerator is a new programme that builds on the previous SME Leaders programme, enhancing its content to support ambitious decision makers of UK scale ups.

This six-month programme, run twice a year, supports individuals in executive roles to develop their leadership skills in high-growth engineering and technology SMEs which display excellence in engineering. Places on the programme are gained through a competitive application process with the best applicants awarded a place and membership of the Enterprise Hub.If you have plans to scale-up your enterprise and want guidance on navigating growth challenges, then this programme is for you.

A place on the programme means you will receive:

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

This programme is funded by BEIS and a private donor. We do not take equity or charge fees. All support is at no cost to you or your company.


To see the eligibility criteria please click here.

What could it do for your company?

This programme is designed to prepare you to scale up your company. It's an opportunity to refine your strategy and enhance your leadership skills while continuing to work on your business. The focus of our support will be on six key areas: good governance, product development, customer acquisition, access to new markets, securing growth capital and talent management, alongside continued leadership coaching and development as you undertake your chosen course.

Who runs it?

Royal Academy of Engineering's Enterprise Hub

How to find out more?

To find out more about the programme please click here.

To apply for the Royal Academy of Engineering Scale Up Accelerator please click here.

Contact information:

Royal Academy of Engineering

Sarah Gummer

020 7766 0624

Additional information

Closing Date: 10/05/2021

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