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Venture Prize Application 2018

PLEASE NOTE: If you have tried to complete your application on Friday 16th March, we have been notified of issues with the online application form below for some applicants.  For this reason the deadline for applications has been extended until 5pm on Tuesday 20th March 2018. We believe the issue has now been resolved but if you continue to have problems with the online form, we have added below a version in MS Word below which can be completed and emailed to 

The Venture Prize 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.

The competition process has been designed specifically to encourage and support participating materials scientists who have new and exciting ideas with commercial development potential. Therefore we hope that all applicants will benefit from entering, although there can be only one winner.

If you have any questions about the application process please email