Impulse bursary

Funding to help UK materials researchers commercialise their ideas

Royce bursaries launched for entrepreneurial Impulse programme

The Henry Royce Institute is to provide bursaries for 10 places on the Impulse programme for tech innovators, to support materials researchers to turn the latest business ideas into reality.

Impulse, led by the Maxwell Centre at the University of Cambridge, is a 3-month programme aimed at converting intellectual property into ‘high potential’ business cases for further investment and development. At the heart of the programme’s approach is learning from experienced technology entrepreneurs, who provide guidance and mentoring to support the next generation of innovators.

The University of Cambridge is a Royce Partner, leading the Institute’s Materials for Energy Efficient ICT research, and the Maxwell Centre is host to a range of world-leading equipment to and capability. The Impulse programme is not limited to this research theme however, and applications are encouraged from a range of fledgling entrepreneurs from science and technology backgrounds.


The Impulse programme provides a totally different learning environment for researchers and scientists enabling them to reach their full potential and develop their ideas. The involvement of real business practitioners, with industry knowledge and experience, together with the West Cambridge community sets this programme apart.

Prof Sir Richard Friend |
Royce Champion & Entrepeneur Advisor



  • The Royce bursaries are worth £3,000, covering the cost of the 3-month programme.
  • Applications for Impulse are open until 31 March 2019.
  • To find out more and apply, visit the Royce Impulse bursary page.

Find out more and apply for the Impulse programme