Inspire Launch Grow 2016

Scotland’s University’s are bursting with innovation and entrepreneurial talent. Behind the doors of academia exists floods of inspirational people, technology, and enterprise.Edinburgh Research and Innovation along with launch.ed will open these doors to the public at Inspire Launch Grow 2016.

The annual Inspire Launch Grow awards programme and event will showcase the first class talent across the University of Edinburgh. Finalists will compete for £14,000 worth of prize money and additional in‐kind support from industry partners.

Following a three month application and selection process, twelve finalists will pitch at the Inspire Launch Grow event on the 9th of June where they will be joined by a public audience. The afternoon of pitches will be followed by an Innovation Exhibition to celebrate the Scottish year of Innovation Architecture and Design and finish with an awards ceremony to recognise the astounding achievements of the university’s top entrepreneurial talent with four awards.



Date: 9th June 2016

Venue: Informatics Forum (G.07) 10 Crichton St, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB


13:30 – Registrations

14:00 – Welcome & Meet the Shortlisted

14:15 – Pitches 1,2,3

15:15 – Break

15:30 – Pitches 4,5,6

16:30 – Pitch Closing


16:00-18:00 Exhibition and buffet


18:00  Awards Ceremony & Keynote Speach

19:00 – Networking and Wine Reception

21:00 – Event Ends

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