Supporters

Hauser The fund is grateful for philanthropic support from many donors, including Hermann Hauser CBE FREng FRS.

The Royal Society Enterprise Fund offers a unique opportunity to support the very latest ideas from our brightest scientists: the sort of ideas that will transform society in years to come. Today’s leading international technology businesses started off as disruptive and innovative ideas in universities and elsewhere, which were developed by entrepreneurs and financed by visionary backers willing to take risks supporting unproven ideas. By donating to the Royal Society Enterprise Fund you have the opportunity to help create the technology businesses of the future  out of the very best scientific ideas.

Supporting the Royal Society Enterprise Fund offers many rewards, not the least of which is the knowledge that you are personally taking a leading role along with the Royal Society in creating a healthier and more prosperous future for coming generations. Donors will be able to see the direct results of their gifts through regular updates on new ventures supported by the Fund. The Royal Society Enterprise Fund ‘makes the money work’ by investing and trying to grow the fund.  Donors can become involved in other ways as advisors, mentors and supporters.

The Royal Society Enterprise Fund will have an impact beyond initial donations through future reinvestment of gains to create a sustainable resource supporting scientific innovation into the future. The Fund is grateful for philanthropic support from visionary leaders including Adrian Beecroft, Roger Brooke, Hermann Hauser, Stelio Stefanou and Lord Sainsbury of Turville. By making a donation to the Royal Society Enterprise Fund you will be joining a distinguished group of Fellows and friends in supporting outstanding science.

Donations to the Fund are counted as charitable donations and as such are eligible for tax relief and are exempt from Capital Gains Tax.

We are always interested to hear from people and organisations who are interested in sharing their expertise and contacts to support the success of the Enterprise Fund.  The Royal Society is grateful to Macfarlanes LLP for its ongoing legal support.

 

The Royal Society
Enterprise Fund

A new initiative aimed at providing equity finance and other support to start up companies with outstanding potential founded on excellent science and technology. Read more about the Royal Society Enterprise Fund.

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The Royal Society Enterprise Fund is a fundraising priority for the Royal Society.

  • Donations: Support the future of science with a one-off gift or regular donations.
  • Legacies: Leave a legacy to science by remembering the Royal Society in your will.

Please contact us if you are able to share your expertise and contacts to support our work.

"I am tremendously excited that our most prestigious learned Society is driving forward technology transfer in such an innovative way. Through the Royal Society Enterprise Fund I can see our gift being put to work through new ventures as well as have a long term impact beyond our original donation"

- Hermann Hauser CBE FREng, Founder of Amadeus Capital Partners