Academic Fellow (AcFIOEE)

Get recognised as a thought leader in  enterprise education

Academic Fellowship indicates that the IOEE member is an academic or research leader renowned nationally and beyond as an expert in enterprise and entrepreneurship. It also shows that you have significant depth in research and/or teaching with major contributions and support to the profession or industry. It signifies that you are a key contributor to entrepreneurship policy or strategic decisions and initiatives within your institution.

You will most likely have attained the following sorts of positions:

  • Professor, Reader or any Senior Academic position
  • Director of Research or Research Fellow

Academic membership is open to all lecturers, academics and researchers working in the field of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, including those who are responsible for:

  • Developing and leading the acquisition of knowledge and skills within the Enterprise discipline in an academic environment, for example teaching or lecturing, scholarly research supervision or management of academic programmes.
  • Involvement in the conduct of scholarly activity and/or undertaking research in any defined area of Enterprise, or in another area, but with significant focus on Enterprise.
  • Responsibility for leading the delivery of academic provision.

Monthly Membership Fee


Or pay annually and get 2 months free


No Joining Fee

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Benefits of membership


Start conversations, network and learn from our online community of entrepreneurs. Ask questions and get the support you need.

  • Ask questions in our unique Q&A and get answers from other members and our resident experts
  • Join groups to network with likeminded people
  • Discuss the latest topics in enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • Find inspiration at our events

The online member community is available through our Campus platform.


Practical and inspiring resources to support your entrepreneurial journey and keep you up to date in the fast changing world of enterprise:

  • Enterprise checklists covering all aspects of running a business
  • Business plan builder
  • Online learning modules
  • Practical webinars
  • Research and policy reports

All accessible across a range of devices.


Our ‘member to member’ online mentoring service is designed to provide you with practical support all levels of your enterprise journey.

The programme is unique in that its focus is on improving enterprise skills. Through the programme, more experienced entrepreneurs and enterprise professionals share their skills and experiences to help others further develop their entrepreneurial skills. Mentoring provides the opportunity for a learning experience for both Mentor and Mentee and elevates knowledge-sharing to a practical level.

Think Enterprise

As a member you’ll receive access to our quarterly publication, Think Enterprise. Our innovative magazine is written by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and includes:

  • Round up of the quarters enterprise news
  • Helpful articles
  • Member stories
  • Tips and guides

All accessible across a range of devices.


As an Academic Fellow you’ll receive a Certificate of Membership to denote your status as a member of the Institute.

Additionally,  all professional grades of membership enable the use of post nominals (letters after your name). For Academic Fellows this means the letters AcFIOEE can be used.

Get in touch with us to discuss your requirements

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