The Advanced Engineering Business Acceleration Hub offers bespoke business support and coaching to help innovative companies in the West of England achieve their potential. The support is FREE and funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).  The programme is open to growth businesses in the advanced engineering sector.  Business acceleration is tailored, so it could be about engaging a consultant, building a team, working with an expert to build a pitch, or developing cutting edge technologies with researchers at the University of Bath.

The project will help establish and scale-up over 130 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) over the next three years within the advanced engineering sector in the west of England area: Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.


What’s on offer?


Entrepreneur’s Programme


This free 2 day programme features expert speakers from the advanced technology sector. The course is designed to help you assess your business strategy and plan for the next phase of growth.

Business Acceleration


12 hours of free coaching and bespoke business support from industry specialists for scaling up companies with high growth potential. The tailored business acceleration is designed to help high growth businesses grow even faster.

Research Collaboration


Working with the University of Bath is an excellent way to develop relationships with innovative scientists and researchers. This programme can connect you to the right departments and people.

The project has two distinct programmes of business support available; the Entrepreneur’s Programme and Business Acceleration. Eligibility will depend on the stage that you are at with your business and the size of your company. Application is a two stage approach - once you have made your initial application the project manager will get back to you for more details about your company and what you are looking for. 

The impact of this project will include local SME’s establishing long-term collaborations with the University of Bath and the region.
— Prof Gary Hawley, Dean of Engineering & Design, University of Bath