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How to Apply

All candidates need to complete an application form. We have extended our application deadline to 5 June 2017.

We ask our candidates to bring great ideas, energy and enthusiasm with them and be open to learning. Once we receive the application, we will contact each candidate for interviews which will be carried out by skype or telephone or face to face as appropriate before applicants are accepted on to the course. We would like to get to know our participants in advance in order to address their needs and to ensure that they receive the maximum benefit from the programme



Cambridge University participants £1000
Individuals (who are financing themselves) £1500 (Limited to 8 outstanding early stage entrepreneurs)
Corporate participants


If you are researchers of other universities, we are very happy to discuss the fees level further.

The fees include all programme sessions and course materials throughout the whole programme and lunches, some dinner and networking drinks during the residential modules. The accommodation is not included.


Early bird discounts*
30% – Book by 15th February 2017
20% – Book by 15th March 2017
10% – Book by 14th April 2017

*the discounted fee is guaranteed for applicants who are accepted on the course. All applicants are required to go through admission. Only after you are interviewed and your place is confirmed will an invoice be issued.


Cancellation Policy

Upon acceptance to the course, payment is due within 30 days of the invoice date. Cancellations or deferrals must be submitted in writing up to 8 weeks and more prior to the start of the programme to receive a full refund. We regret that a fee must be charged when a confirmed booking is cancelled in less than 8 weeks, please find below the charges that will apply:

  • 6 - 8 weeks 35%
  • 4 - 6 weeks 70%
  • 4 weeks or less 100%

If a participant does not attend, the full fee will be retained as a cancellation charge. Substitution will require a 5 weeks notice to allow time for careful selection, and a new application must be submitted.


Are you ready to take the next step to making your big idea a reality? Apply now!


Training funding opportunities for STFC researchers

STFC funded PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and academics have the funding opportunity to attend the impulse programme. For further information see here or get in contact with Dr Jennie Flint.