Venture Prize Competition

The Armourers & Brasiers Materials Science Venture Prize is awarded in the form of £25,000 investment into an enterprise to support the early commercialisation of very promising research in Materials Science. Entries are judged on a competitive basis by a committee of commercial, financial and scientific experts. The committee is looking for innovative technologies in Materials Science with clear commercial potential.  The intellectual property involved should be protected by patent or eligible for protection.
Applicants are often closely linked to the major UK university departments engaged in materials research, however applications are also welcomed and encouraged from those materials scientists working in the industrial and commercial sectors.
Although there can be only one winner, we believe that all applicants benefit by entering a competition process which has been designed specifically to encourage and support participating materials scientists who have new and exciting ideas with commercial development potential.

Applications should be submitted on the Venture Prize Application Form that will be available on this page at the end of 2015.

Information about the 2016 Venture Prize Competition will also appear on this page at the end of 2015. A provisional timetable is given below.

2016 Competition Provisional Timetable:
  • 1st January 2016 - applications period opens
  • 14th March 2016 - deadline for applications
  • April 2016 - Review of detailed submissions to produce a shortlist of 5
  • May 2016 - Shortlisted applicants give presentations to the Venture Prize Committee
  • 14th June 2016 - Prize presentation at the Armourers & Brasiers Materials Science Forum in Cambridge. (The winner will have the opportunity to give a presentation on their work to this prestigious gathering.)
For more information about the purpose of Venture Prize please look at our Venture Prize page.
For information about previous winners please to go Venture Prize Winners.

For further information: 
  • email
  • telephone 020 7374 4000 option 4
  • write to: The Charities Administrator, Armourers' Hall, 81 Coleman Street, London EC2R 5BJ