The UK is home to an abundance of young emerging Engineering talent and knowing this the RAEng has, in conjunction with Entrepreneur First launched a nationwide search to find the future stars amongst the countries top young up and coming Engineers.
The aim of the competition is to stretch the aspirations of young engineers who are already demonstrating excellence in their field and to help them make a much larger impact through technology, closing the skills and mindset gap and helping turn engineers with high potential into future tech leaders.
The competition is open to applicants aged between 18 - 26 with a £10,000 prize going towards assisting the winner in developing their business or idea. There is also £5,000 for the runner-up. Each winner will also receive a membership to the RAEng and a "stamp of approval" endorsement should they wish to apply to the Enterprise Hub or Enterprise First. Applicants do not need to have studied engineering but must show an active interest in the field.
Entrants will be invited to submit their ideas along with how they hope that their idea will have a profound and positive global impact, with a deadline of March 31st. The entries will then be shortlisted by a panel from across engineering and academia, who will select the top 10 entrants to take to a workshop to develop their project.
The competition will come to a close at an event hosted by the RAEng in London where each finalist will pitch their idea. Winners will be announced at a gala ceremony the same night.
If you can see yourself as a future star of Engineering you can find more information about the competition including how to enter via the competitions microsite, as well as a guide made by Entrepreneur First to help budding entrepreneurs understand how to build a business from a concept.