Incubation Award

The Royal Holloway Incubation Award will be back for its sixth round before you know it!

Applications are currently closed.

Application deadline is 31 May 2023 at midnight UK time.

The funding for this award is proudly provided by Santander Universities

What you can win?

  • up to 3,000 in seed-funding (please note average awards are 1,250 per venture)
  • Support and mentoring while progressing your venture or venture idea to the next level

What you need to do?

  • Fill in the Application form
  • Make a two-minute video. In this video, you should pitch your video to us. Why should we invest in you?
  • Be prepared for a question and answer meeting on 7th or 8th June 2023


  • April 2023: opening of Incubation award 2023
  • 31 May 2023: deadline for applications
  • 5 June 2023: shortlisted applicants will be informed
  • 7 & 8 June 2023: 15-minute Q&A sessions with shortlisted applicants
  • 9 June 2023: winners announced

Who can apply?

  • current student of Royal Holloway (IMPORTANT: please see Tier 4 visa-related disclaimer below)
  • Graduates of Royal Holloway with the right to set up a business in the UK who graduated in the last three years (2020.2021,2022)
  • Your venture can be for-profit or nonprofit.
  • Your venture can already be trading / active or still in an idea stage.

Those students on a Tier 4 visa MUST NOT register their business or engage in business activities without first receiving sponsorship for the necessary visa. For more information contact the international support team