Ingenuity

Prize Fund

Ingenuity have created a range of awards aimed to help kick start your new venture. They will be awarded at the National Finals on 27 May 2021 against key milestones, and after completing an investment readiness programme where we will assess if you are ready for the funding (please see our terms and conditions).

There will be additional investors at the National Finals that could lead to further investment and the prizes will develop over the life of the 2021 Programme.

 

National Awards

These will be decided from the top 20 national finalists (please follow the links below for specific eligibility criteria).
Total National Awards available: £46,000

 

East Midlands Awards

These will be decided from the top 20 East Midlands finalists (please follow the links below for specific eligibility criteria).
Total East Midlands Awards available: £98,000

 

West Midlands Awards

These will be decided from the top 20 West Midlands finalists (please follow the links below for specific eligibility criteria).
Total West Midlands Awards available: £31,000

 

West of England Awards

These will be decided from the top 20 West of England finalists (please follow the links below for specific eligibility criteria).
Total West of England Awards available: £22,000

  • Ingenuity West of England Champions
    1st Prize – £3,000 grant
    2nd Prize – £2,000 grant
    3rd Prize – £1,000 grant
  • Engineers in Business Challenge Award – £12,000 grant (4 x £3,000 grants)
  • Shakespeare Martineau Legal Prize – £4,000 in-kind support (2 x £2,000 awards)

 

South Coast Awards

These will be decided from the top 20 South Coast finalists (please follow the links below for specific eligibility criteria).
Total South Coast Awards available: £19,000

  • Ingenuity South Coast Champions
    1st Prize – £3,000 grant
    2nd Prize – £2,000 grant
    3rd Prize – £1,000 grant
  • Engineers in Business Challenge Award – £9,000 grant (3 x £3,000 grants)
  • Shakespeare Martineau Legal Prize – £4,000 in-kind support (2 x £2,000 awards)
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