Have you started your own company or turned your research into a business opportunity? LAUNCH.ed & The University of Edinburgh’s Spin-out Support are looking for staff and students with exceptional entrepreneurial talent.
The Inspire Launch Grow Awards are now open for your application. With a total prize money of £14,000, the Innovation Cup and Enterprise Award are fantastic opportunities to take your business idea to the next level. Plus, there’s additional in-kind support waiting for you. All you need to do is enter with your business idea until Friday, the 24th April 2015 at midnight.
Why should I apply for the 2015 Inspire Launch Grow Awards?
Inspire Launch Grow is for you who crosses the boundaries between academia and business. Inspire Launch Grow is for you who gets up every morning and tries to make a difference in the world.
The Innovation Cup celebrates promising business ideas that are based on university research or innovative technologies. The winner can look forward to receiving £5,000 towards their business idea, whereas two runners-up could each take home £1,000.
The Enterprise Award rewards entrepreneurial spirit and innovative business ideas. We want to recognise those who achieved entrepreneurial success while pursuing their studies or academic career. You can win up to £5,000 or secure £1,000 as a runner-up.
In addition to the prize money, students and staff who enter the competitions can win in-kind support such as a day out with a successful entrepreneur, all sponsored by Enterprise Campus.
Moreover, the Entrepreneurial Achiever Award will recognise Edinburgh alumni who are exceptionally successful in the world of business and are strong ambassadors of academic entrepreneurship at the University of Edinburgh.
Last year’s ILG winners included Atif Syed of Nanject (Innovation Cup 2014) and James Prendergast of Dipodo (Enterprise Award 2014). Enterprise Award runner-up Lysimachos Zografos, CEO of Parkure, recently collected over £70,000 for his drug discovery company on the crowdfunding platform ShareIn.