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Flyer for 2021 Emerging Technologies Competition application deadline.

The competition is a European programme seeking to identify start-ups and spin-outs who are developing the most novel, innovative and promising chemistry tech.

Each year we welcome applications from entrepreneurs who are developing technologies in one of the following categories:

• Health
• Food & Drink
• Energy & Environment
• Enabling Technologies

From the application round, 24 finalists are selected to present their technologies to a panel of judges. These judges then choose 4 winners (1 per category).

Winners will.....
• Receive a cash prize of £20,000 (per competition category)
• Be assigned a Royal Society of Chemistry mentor who will provide ongoing support for one year
• Through discussion with their mentor, winners, who are an incorporated company, can be provided with a business acceleration grant up to the value of  £20,000 
• Gain wider support and advice from our competition partners and judges, during the final

Competition timeline

Applications open  22 February 
Applications close  18 April 
Finalists announced  early June
Live pitch final  29 & 30 June 

Click here to apply now