Young creative entrepreneurs can register for Young Innovators Awards now

  • Innovate UK's Young Innovators Awards 2021/22 will open on 14 June and there will be a briefing event on 15 June that will provide information about the awards, eligibility criteria, the application process and timelines.

    The Young Innovators programme, which includes annual awards for young people with creative business ideas and a high-profile #IdeasMeanBusiness campaign, is a partnership with the Prince’s Trust, with activities delivered by KTN and Innovate UK Edge.

    The aim of this competition is to find a new group of young innovators that can turn their great ideas into successful businesses. In 2021/22, the Young Innovators programme will award 32 people from diverse backgrounds with a £5,000 grant, one-on-one business coaching and an allowance to cover living costs.

    So far, 88 inspiring young people have received Young Innovators awards and over 12,000 young people have engaged with the #IdeasMeanBusiness campaign.

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    With the awards opening soon, join the webinar and find out:

    • How to apply
    • If this is suitable for you
    • Application timelines
    • Tips & advice on how to answer the application questions

    Who should attend?

    • Anyone aged between 18 – 30 who is interested in starting their own business or wants to take their ideas to the next level
    • Anyone looking for help in turning their ideas into reality

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    To be eligible for the Young Innovators Awards 2021/22 applicants must:

    • Be a UK resident who has the right to work in the UK, or will have the right to work in the UK for the duration of the award
    • Be aged from 18 to 30 on the date of competition closing
    • Be able to commit on average 2 days (15 hours) per week to working on the award and attend two bootcamp sessions.

    Attendees will have the chance to ask questions during the webinar.
    Find more info and how to get involved here.

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