Enterprise Educators Welcomed at EIBF Annual Dinner

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Each year Engineers in Business Fellowship hosts an Annual Dinner at One Whitehall in Central London. This event is attended by our Sainsbury Management Fellows (recipients of an MBA scholarship award from EIBF), leading figures from the engineering community, captains of industry, media, winners of competitions run by EIBF and other invited guests. The Annual Dinner is an excellent networking forum and an opportunity to hear about the work of EIBF and our Sainsbury Management Fellows from both the EIBF President and our Patron Lord Sainsbury.

This year we were delighted to welcome enterprise educators from some of the universities that have been awarded an Engineers in Business competition prize fund for thier business ideas competitions/modules. It was an opportunity to strengthen relationships with the universities and discuss ideas for continuing to support thier work in inspiring engineers to develop innovative solutions to problems in society.

Pictured left to right are some of our university guests: Dr Dick Whittington FREng, Hon Professor of Business Innovation, University of York; Sarah Rogers, Head of Student Enterprise, University of Southampton; Teodora Handrea, Enterprise Executive, Edinburgh Innovations, University of Edinburgh; Professor George Haritos, Head of School of Engineering & Environment, Kingston Univeristy; Sarah Brooks, Partnership Development Officer, University of Exeter; Dr Allan Rennie, Senior Lecturer Manufacturing Engineering, Lancaster University. At the back is Dr Jeroen Bergmann, Associate Professor in Engineering Science, University of Oxford.

Here is the full list of universities that are currently running competitions/courses supported by an Engineers in Business competition prize fund:

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Buckingham
  • Cardiff University
  • City, University of London
  • University of Dundee
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Highlands and Islands
  • Imperial College (two competitions)
  • University of Hull
  • Kingston University
  • Lancaster University
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oxford
  • Queens University Belfast
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Sussex
  • University College London (two competitions)
  • University of York


To read the President’s speech follow this link. To read Lord Sainsbury’s speech follow this link.

To find out how to apply for an Engineers in Business competition prize fund, visit the How to Apply page on this website.