Alumnus wins 1851 Enterprise Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Engineering

Alumnus and ACT medical founder Joseph Bentley (Product Design and Technology BSc, 2021) has won an 1851 Enterprise Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Joseph Bentley was accepted for the RAEng 1851 Royal Commission Enterprise Fellowship after a rigorous application and selection process. Admission comes with £50,000 of equity-free funding, which Joseph will use to continue the development and testing of his Rapid Emergency Actuating Tamponade system; a portable handheld device that inserts an expanding tamponade into knife and gunshot wounds to reduce catastrophic blood loss.

He said: “It is a great honour to be selected for this prestigious programme of training and mentorship by the Royal Academy. This Enterprise Fellowship will accelerate our plans for product development and testing, allowing us to get our device into the hands of first responders as soon as possible.”

The 1851 Enterprise Fellowship also brings a host of other benefits, including tailored mentoring and training, access to the Academy’s networks, and lifetime membership of its Enterprise Hub. Those who complete the programme also gain a package of lifetime support, including access to facilities, training programmes, PR and media support, networks of investors, experts, advisors, and Academy Fellows.

Congratulations Joseph on another fantastic achievement!

Find out more about Joseph Bentley here.