supporting university enterprise competitions

Inspiring a passion for business

Claim £3,000 prize fund for Your competition

Engineers in Business Fellowship (EIBF) is a registered charity that promotes the importance and value of business education for engineers in order to improve people’s lives and the performance of the UK and global economies.

Engineering skills are greatly augmented by commercial and business education. EIBF encourages engineering undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates to participate in university enterprise competitions. EIBF does this by providing universities with an Engineers in Business competition prize fund of £3,000 per university to reward engineers who develop groundbreaking ideas that could solve real problems in society.

The Engineers in Business competition prize fund helps to increase the level of participation in business ideas competitions by engineering undergraduates and graduates, enabling them to gain more commercial education.

We collaborate with universities that have competitions and/or enterprise modules already in place – we are currently working with 32 universities and are aiming to increase this to 50 universities in the coming years.

How it works

Download the application form

Download the Prize Fund application form and tell us about your University’s competition.

Submit your application

Send your completed application form back to us and we’ll have a decision ready within 10 days.

Visit our How To Apply page for more information APPLY NOW


Let us know once you have a winner and we’ll follow up with promotion, feedback and organise the prize payment.

Winning With EIBF


The overall winners in each university competition/module may apply to Engineers in Business Fellowship to be assigned a Sainsbury Management Fellow as a mentor to provide support for a period of time agreed between the mentor and mentee.

Cash Prizes

Successful engineers and engineering teams who qualify as either winners, runners-up, or highly commended candidates can win cash prizes from the £3,000 Engineers in Business competition prize fund.


Engineering graduates are of special value, to be celebrated and supported, especially when it comes to being made aware of the opportunities that business skills offer and the way that employers view these skill sets. Engineers in Business Fellowship will help to promote the winners of the Engineers in Business prizes.

Champion of Champions Final

£10,000 prize pot

Each year Engineers in Business Fellowship hosts a Champion of Champions Final. Winners of university competitions supported by EIBF can enter the final to compete for cash prizes, mentors and other prizes. Our latest Awards Presentation took place on 22 October 2021 – see ten university teams pitch their innovations.

If your university has run competitions in the last 12 months supported by EIBF and you’d like to enter the next Champion of Champions Final click here.