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:
• 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).
• 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
|Applications open||22 February|
|Applications close||18 April|
|Finalists announced||early June|
|Live pitch final||29 & 30 June|