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Cambridge Royce sponsors places for five University of Cambridge researchers working in materials science.


About Cambridge Royce

The Henry Royce Institute is the UK's national institute for materials science research and innovation. Cambridge Royce is one out of seven partners focusing on Materials for Energy-Efficient ICT and primarily interested in materials applications.


Application Process

Cambridge Royce will sponsor five places on the Impulse 2021 programme. Any University of Cambridge researcher (including PhD students and postdoctoral researchers) working in materials science is eligible. Candidates are required to have a business idea that has potential for commercialisation. These business ideas will be further developed by the participant with the help of their mentors and +100 contributors during the programme.


Application for the Impulse programme should be made via the online application form:

Please include the following responses in the Course and Accommodation Section of the application form:

  • I would like to apply for the Impulse Programme as: External Partner £3000
  • Who is paying for the course? Your Sponsor
  • I would like to apply for the sponsorship of: Cambridge Royce
  • I require accommodation during the course: Yes or No
  • Who is paying for your accommodation? Yourself or No accommodation is required
  • Sponsor information: Cambridge Royce, Andrew Dobrzanski


For queries regarding the Cambridge Henry Royce Institute Bursaries please contact: Andrew Dobrzanski


The deadline for applications for Cambridge Royce sponsorship of a place on the Impulse 2021 programme is Sunday 4 April 2021.

Selected applicants will be interviewed via Zoom meetings before they are accepted to the programme.


When is Impulse 2021?

The fifth edition of the Impulse Programme will run between April and July 2021 at the Maxwell Centre, University of Cambridge. The programme is comprised of three modules giving a thorough introduction to the world of entrepreneurship. Two residential modules and one online module in between. Programme details are subject to change due to the unpredictable COVID-19 situation. The programme is run in parallel with the participants‘ normal work activities. Its nature allows considerable flexibility in defining aims and workflow. A testimony from a previo


Please get in contact with Alexandra if you have further questions to the programme.