Step one – form a team and submit an application form
Form a team, of four or five members, and apply by Sunday 9 July at midnight. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. A maximum of two teams per university will be accepted initially to attend industrially hosted workshops (eg biomedical and plant, microbial and environment workshop).
Step two – to accept entry submit an individual registration form
On receipt of the application, the team will be notified of the workshop they have been allocated within ten working days. If the team wishes to accept the workshop they have been allocated, each member will need to complete an individual registration form and return, as a team, within ten working days.
Step three – make payment
On receipt of the individual registration forms, request for payment will be made within ten working days.
Step four – take part in webinar briefing session
Take part in the briefing session that is being hosted online on Tuesday 1 August between 11am-1pm. This session will include a description of the competition; what you have to do before and during the workshop; what a hypothetical but plausible idea is; and a question and answer session. The session will be videoed to enable participants to replay the talks and review online.
Step five – establish idea and join in online mentor sessions
Decide upon an innovative research based idea that could work as a business and think about which areas of the business each team member will be responsible for and undertake some market research. Get involved in the online mentor sessions hosted through LinkedIn.
Step six – attend workshop
All team members attend a three day residential workshop encompassing presentations and mentoring sessions from leading figures in industry. Workshops held throughout September, October and November.
Two teams, from each workshop, with the best business plan presentation are selected to go forward to the Final on Tuesday 6 December hosted at The Royal Society in London.