How to enter
Enter your idea using our application form. Please complete all required information and check your form thoroughly. Make sure your idea meets our eligibility and judging criteria before submitting your form.
Once we receive your application you will get a confirmation email. If you don't receive a confirmation email you should check that your application has been submitted correctly and contact us if you need help.
The closing deadline for applications is 12 noon on 13 April 2018. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.
What happens next
Once you idea has been accepted the following process will begin:
Judging and finalists selected
Judges will use judging criteria to select up to 10 finalists at the start of May.
Finalists notified on or before 14 May.
Finalists attend induction event held on 22 May.
Submission of business plans
Between May and November finalists will get support from sector leading organisations including PA Consulting and Tech UK to test and develop their ideas further.
Following testing and development, finalists submit a business plan that meets Challenge Statement and the judging criteria in November.
Finalists will also present their plan to a panel of judges.
Judges will select a winner and award £100,000 prize in December.
Taking ideas further
The winner will use the £100,000 prize to put into practise their solution.