Thank you for your interest in the Bright SCIdea Challenge! We are excited to find out more about your team and your Bright SCIdea.
This competition is designed for budding entrepreneurs at university to develop business skills and pitch a scientific idea for a product or service that they believe could be commercialised to benefit society. Following completion of a business plan, shorlisted teams will go through to pitch their idea at our final at SCI in Belgrave Square, London.
All entrants will receive access to our online training videos, and will be invited to attend our training sessions towards the end of 2022. The support you receive will help you develop and produce a business plan for your Bright SCIdea. For the purpose of this form, you only need to provide a brief summary of your idea. There is no requirement for technical detail. Completion of a business plan will come later in the competition.
The competition is a great way to find out more about how to build a business, and to hopefully turn your Bright SCIdea into a winning pitch!
Register your team by completing the form below and start your journey towards the final.
Eligibility and guidelines:
- Teams must be made up of 3 - 4 university students
- Attending the training sessions will help you with your businesss plan
- Business plans are to be submitted following the training sessions
- The Bright SCIdea competition final will take place on 21st March 2023 - you must only apply if you are able to attend on this date.
Further information will be sent to you via BrightSCIdea@soci.org about dates for training sessions and business plan deadlines in due course.