Venture Prize 2014 Competition

Sirakoss Ltd, a young medical device company in Scotland, was announced as the winner of the 2014 Venture Prize for Materials Science at the Armourers & Brasiers Materials Science Cambridge Forum on Tuesday 17th June 2014.  The prize was awarded for a novel synthetic bone graft technology. More information about the technology for which Sirakoss won the award, and about previous winners of Venture Prize, is available here.
 
The prize is awarded in the form of an 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 or protectable.
 
Applicants are often closely linked to the major UK university departments engaged in materials research, however applications are also welcomed and positively encouraged from those materials scientists working in the industrial and commercial sectors.
 
Although there can be only one winner, 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.
  
For further information: 
  • email charities@armourershall.co.uk
  • telephone 020 7374 4000 option 4
  • write to: The Charities Administrator, Armourers' Hall, 81 Coleman Street, London EC2R 5BJ

Information about the 2015 Venture Prize Competition will appear on this page at the end of 2014. A provisional timetable is given below.

2015 Provisional Competition Timetable:
  • 1st January 2015 - applications period opens
  • 20th March 2015 - deadline for applications
  • April 2015 - Review of detailed submissions to produce a shortlist of 5
  • 14th May 2015 - Shortlisted applicants give presentations to the Venture Prize Committee
  • 16th or 17th June 2015 (tbc) - 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.