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Win £10,000 to launch your own spin-out

01 Oct 2018

Take part in UMIP’s Next Big Thing Competition 2018

UMIP are looking for innovations from entrepreneurial academics, staff and post-doctoral researchers from across the University to create new spin-out businesses.

There are three prizes of £10,000 to win!

Your innovation could be based on existing research, an idea outside of this agenda or one based on multi/interdisciplinary research.

You can enter as an individual or a team, especially if your idea involves different research skills. We’ll also help you to pitch for further investment.

Runners-up are also supported.

To enter

Entering is easy. Just describe your innovation and its potential as a business in a two-minute video pitch and send to:

Applications close Wednesday, 31 October 2018.

For further details and for tips on how to communicate your innovation including a short video interview with one of last year’s winners, visit: