Venture Prize 2014 Competition

Applications are now invited for the 2014 Venture Prize for Materials Science.  The closing date for submissions is 15th March 2014.
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.
Whilst it is likely that the majority of applicants will be closely linked to the major UK university departments engaged in materials research, 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.
If this is for you, please apply using the official application form

If you wish to publicise this prize in your organisation, please download our information leaflet and poster or forward this page link to colleagues.

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

2014 Competition Timetable:
  • 1st January 2014 - applications period opens
  • 15th March 2014 - deadline for applications
  • April 2014 - Review of detailed submissions to produce a shortlist of 5
  • 8th May 2014 - Shortlisted applicants give presentations to the Venture Prize Committee
  • 17th June 2014 - 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.