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HVB Enterprise Fellowships  

HVB will fund three Enterprise Fellowships to provide support for an individual to enable progress of a concept towards commercialisation. Enterprise Fellows will be supported by a mentor funded by HVB.

  • Funding is for individuals at institutes eligible to receive BBSRC funding
  • Fellowships are intended to enable progress towards commercialisation
  • Up to £70k funding, additional in-kind or cash contributions preferred
  • Up to one year’s duration
  • Mentor support will be provided for successful applicants
  • Two stage evaluation process – application form review and interview of short-listed candidates 

The guidelines and application form for HVB Enterprise Fellowships are available in the resources panel.

Updated guidance: An applicant that holds any executive office in an incorporated company cannot use an Enterprise Fellowship award directly to benefit a company they own or have started. 

To apply, please email the completed application form to For enquiries, please email Dr Caroline Calvert, HVB Network Manager, via

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:00, 15th April 2020

HVB will run a workshop 'Future Entrepreneurs in the Biobased Sector' at the University of York on 12th February 2020 to support and prepare HVB members interested in applying for the HVB Enterprise Fellowship scheme. More details of this event are available at:

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