China UK Challenge
Deadline: 27 May 2013
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.
MiniManuscript May – win a mini iPad!
Deadline: 31 May 2013
MiniManuscript - a UCL Advances Bright Ideas award winning business- is the only free, openly editable online database of article summaries. Users write summaries of research papers that they've read; by reading the summaries, you can spend 2 minutes rather than 2 hours deciding whether a paper is relevant to you.
Every MiniManuscript user that writes two summaries this May will be entered into a draw to win an iPad Mini. Write more than two summaries, and each additional summary will give you an extra entry in the draw!
Deadline: 31 May 2013, 5pm
The Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (Biotechnology YES) is an innovative competition for postgraduate and postdoctoral scientists which raises awareness of the commercialisation of ideas from the biosciences. The competition is organised jointly by UNIEI – The Haydn Green Institute and the Innovation and Skills Group at Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
Deadline: 3 June 2013
Fuselab is an out of this world experience for 16-20 year olds at Edinburgh’s Summerhall in which you’ll plan the future of this uninhabited world. We’re looking for 80 innovative and creative minds – scientists, artists and engineers - to help us develop a sustainable way of life, free from the constraints of the systems and structures we live by here on Earth.
£17k Nerve KickStart Competition
Deadline: 14 June 2013
Innovative global startups are being invited to tilt at a £17k prize package in the Nerve KickStart competition, run in conjunction with the Nerve conference on disruptive technology in Cambridge from June 25-27.
KickStart is strictly for 'killers' - entrepreneurs whose fledgling ventures deal only in game-changing technology. Entries are invited now from around the world and 12 shortlisted candidates will be invited to pitch to international entrepreneurs throughout the Nerve conference before a final-day showdown for the £17k prize pot.
Cisco BIG Awards
Deadline: 21 June 2013
The BIG Awards aims to recognise and support up-and-coming innovators, entrepreneurs and early-stage startup businesses. We are seeking submissions from small businesses and early stage startups which have technology-based prototypes and proof of concepts (PoC) in development.
Categories for 2013:
- Internet Of Everything
- Big Data
Prizes for 2013: 3 winning prizes
- First prize - $200K including 12 month mentoring from within Cisco and our
- Sponsoring Partners.
- Second prize - $25K
- Third prize - $10k
MML AND Real Deals Student Essay Prize
Deadline: 30 June 2013
Applicants for the competition are invited to write a 1000 word original piece on one of the following topics
- Finance and ethics
- Finance and inequality
- Finance in 2038
Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Awards
Deadline: monthly - you've got until midnight on the last day of each month to enter the awards
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.
London Entrepreneurs' Challenge
The E-Challenge is a series of workshops and business plan competition designed to introduce participants to fundamental business concept.