EDF Pulse Awards

Deadline: 30 November 2014

Enter the EDF Pulse awards to give your company and project momentum in 2015!
Aimed at European start-ups the award categories are smart living & electricity, health & electricity, and science & electricity (energy storage).

Three winners will each receive €100K, benefit from a European-wide promotional campaign and receive EDF project support.

Find out more about the EDF Pulse Awards

ERA Foundation Entrepreneurs Award

Deadline: Monday 1 December 2014

Royal Academy of Engineering

The RAEng-ERA Foundation Entrepreneurs Award encourages and rewards entrepreneurial engineering researchers working in UK universities, in the field of electro-technology. The winner receives a personal prize of £10,000 with an additional £30,000 to invest in the development of the winning idea.

Winners are invited to become members of the Enterprise Hub where they receive ongoing support and business mentoring from the Academy’s Fellowship, which includes some of the UK’s most successful technology entrepreneurs and business leaders. 

Find out more about the ERA Foundation Entrepreneurs Award

Santander Universities 60-Second Pitch Awards

Deadline: 15 December 2014


The 60 Second Pitch Awards give you and your business (or idea) the chance to win up to £1,500 as well as support and advice from Santander. 

What do I need to do? Simply tell us about your business or idea and why you feel you deserve to win in 60 seconds. Remember that people will be voting for their favourite entry so make sure it’s funny, creative or innovate.

Find out more about the Santander Universities 60-Second Pitch Awards

Cleantech Innovate Showcase 2015

Deadline: 6 October for London and 23 February for Scotland

Cleantech Innovate, which is run by ecoConnect, celebrates all that is great about green industry innovation in the UK in a unique one-day format. See the 2014 video here.

Now in its third year, the 2015 programme has expanded to include London (12 February) and Glasgow (4 June).

36 companies will present live in London and 25 in Glasgow. Presentations will once again be in industry sectors with accompanying Q&A.

There will be ample opportunity for networking at the lunch and evening reception.

€20,000 Cash Prizes will be Awarded to 1 Finalist at Both London & Scotland Showcases!

Find out more about the Cleantech Innovate Showcase 2015

Mayor of London's Low Carbon Entrepreneur

Mayor of London's Low Carbon Entrepreneur

We’re looking for great student ideas to help reduce London’s carbon emissions. £20,000 worth of prizes and Siemens paid internship up for grabs.

Find out how you can become a low carbon entrepreneur

IE Venture Day London

IE Venture Day

IE Business School invites all budding entrepreneurs to submit their ideas to pitch at the IE Venture Day in association with the UKTI in London on June 5th 2014 at Wayra Academy.

It’s an amazing opportunity to present your start-up and network with the “who's who” of investors, mentors and successful entrepreneurs. To add to that a chance to win great prizes to take your business idea to the next level!

Find out more about IE Venture Day London

Compete in the 15th Annual Global Social Venture Competition to Accelerate Your Idea

Global Social Venture Competition

The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) provides aspiring entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and $50,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into businesses that will have positive real world impact. In 2013, GSVC received 650 entries from nearly 40 countries.

Find out more about the Global Social Venture Competition

CGI U 2014 Campus Representative Application

UCL has joined the ranks of leading international universities who are part of the Clinton Global Initiative University.

Clinton Global Initiative

The initiative – which builds on the model of the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together world leaders to tackle global challenges – was launched in 2007 to nurture and support the next generation of leaders who are part of universities around the world.

As part of the initiative, UCL Advances – the university’s centre for entrepreneurship – is seeking students to apply to become CGI U Campus representatives, with the two chosen having the opportunity to travel to the CGI annual meeting, which this year is being held in Arizona State University in Phoenix.

Find out more about being a CGI U campus representative

London Entrepreneurs' Challenge


The E-Challenge is a series of workshops and business plan competition designed to introduce participants to fundamental business concept.

Find out more about the London Entrepreneurs' Challenge

Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Awards

Deadline: monthly - you've got until midnight on the last day of each month to enter the awards

Shell LiveWIRE

Prizes are awarded to the most innovative ideas submitted by new UK-based businesses (in their first 12 months of trading). You must be aged 16-30.

Find out more about the Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Awards

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


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