The Engineers in Business Fellowship
For the third year running, an exciting additional £3,000 prize is on offer for engineering students entering the Big Pitch 2022. The prize is sponsored by the Engineers in Business Fellowship.
The Engineers in Business Fellowship (EIBF) is a charity that promotes the importance and value of business education for engineers to improve people’s lives and the importance of the UK and global economies.
Engineers In Business
Why is it important to support engineering entrepreneurs?
The Engineers in Business prize fund is specifically for undergraduates and graduate engineers. It seeks to increase the number of engineering undergraduates/graduates that participate in business courses or business competitions. EIBF does this because it believes that encouraging more commercial education for undergraduate and graduate engineers is good for engineers and the economy.
Good for students and employers
Engineering graduate employers have stated that they value skills which are not necessarily widely regarded as a standard part of typical undergraduate experience. These include the softer skills such as team working, communication skills, prioritisation, and commercial thinking. Business competitions enable students to use many of these skills and differentiate themselves in the eyes of recruiters and become more employable.
Why EIBF is supporting Anglia Ruskin University’s The Big Pitch 2022
David Falzani MBE, President of Engineers in Business Fellowship said:
“Anglia Ruskin’s The Big Pitch is a perfect example of the type of business education that EIBF supports. It covers the critical areas of business innovation and will reach a large number of students giving students valuable experience and skills. We can’t wait to see the students’ big ideas!”
- £3,000 Prize Fund: Typically, this is awarded as £1,500, £1,000 and £500 prizes for the top three individual engineers, teams made up of engineers, or teams comprising students from different disciplines including engineers. A mixed team must include at least one engineer to qualify for a prize.
- Mentoring: The top team and/or individuals are eligible to have a Sainsbury Management Fellow mentor assigned to them to offer ongoing career guidance and support. They will also be invited to select EIBF networking events, such as those held at the Royal Academy of Engineering.