RSE Enterprise Fellowships Scheme / Converge Challenge Workshop

Published: 14 December 2015

Details of the RSE Enterprise Fellowships Scheme and Converge Challenge Workshop

Interdisciplinary Researchers Network
Date: Thursday 28 January 2016
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Venue: Kelvin Room (ground floor), 11 The Square
Category: Academic events
Speaker: Veronica Ferguson (Converge Challenge) & Anne Fraser (Royal Society of Edinburgh)

Converge Challenge ( is the largest business competition and entrepreneurial training programme in Scotland. It provides training, hands-on mentoring, business support and cash prizes up to £43,000. Converge is open to staff, postgraduate and final year students of all Scottish Universities, working with any industry sector, product- or service-based ideas at any stage of development. This workshop is for anyone who is considering applying to Converge Challenge and would like to find out more about the competition, as well as internal support available to help you with your application.

Speaker:  Veronica Ferguson, Converge Challenge

RSE Enterprise Fellowships are designed to enable an individual to advance the commercialisation of existing research results or technological developments.

They offer:

• A year's salary to develop your commercial proposition and product, hosted at your university

• Business training to give you the knowledge to prepare a viable business plan

• Access to networks of mentors, business experts and professional advisors

Speaker:  Anne Fraser, Royal Society of Edinburgh

Please email Elizabeth Adams ( if you would like to attend.

First published: 14 December 2015