Competitions


Win a place on the MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 9 May

UCL School of Management

UCL School of Management has launched a search for the next Branson. Budding entrepreneurs are encouraged to enter their business idea into our competition ‘The Panel’, for a chance to win a place on the MSc Technology Entrepreneurship course, worth £11,090.

Find out more about the MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship


Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme

Monthly competition

Shell LiveWIRE

The Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme aims to support young, innovative entrepreneurs to meet the ever-increasing energy and resource needs of a fast-growing population.

The award is open to any entrepreneur aged 16-30 who has been trading for less than a year, or is looking to start trading in the next 6 months, and has an idea that addresses the UK's future transport, energy, or natural resource challenges, or makes our urban environments cleaner and more sustainable places to work and live in. Pre-start businesses are encouraged to apply, as are university spin-outs, product and urban designers, and other relevant design and engineering graduates with innovative business ideas.

Start-up funding of £5,000 will be awarded to one winner each month. The deadline for applications is the last day of each month and winners of a Smarter Future Award will then be considered for the annual £25,000 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Find out more about the Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme


Mayor of London's Low Carbon Entrepreneur 2016

Low Carbon Entrepreneur

The Low Carbon Entrepreneur is a competition run by the Mayor of London and sponsored by Citi Foundation to find fresh new ideas to cut carbon emissions and give students employability skills.

It’s open to current students and recent graduates (2015) from London universities and colleges. To enter, you must be over 18 on 30 March 2016. You can enter as an individual or as a team.

You will have an opportunity to get

  • Paid internships
  • £20,000 start-up funding
  • Employability training
  • And Enhance your CV

Find out more about the Low Carbon Entrepreneur is a competition 


CleanTech Challenge

Clean Tech Challenge

The CleanTech Challenge is an international business plan competition for innovative clean technology product ideas. It brings together business and technical students to create viable start-ups. Teams compete over three rounds for the £10,000 prize, awarded at the two-day Bootcamp finals in London. Entrants are mentored by industry experts from the cleantech, entrepreneurial and related sectors.

Find out more about the CleanTech Challenge


China UK Challenge

China UK Challenge

The China-UK Challenge aims to encourage new business ventures between China and the United Kingdom and is intended to simulate the real-world process of entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from early-stage investors and venture capital firms.

Find our more about the China UK Challenge