The annual Venture Prize competition is organised as a two stage process. Stage one is to complete the online application form which is structured as a simple business plan and explores the quality of the scientific innovation and the commercial potential of the project. No commercially sensitive information is required. Shortlisted applicants are then invited to give a presentation to the Venture Prize Committee in May. The winner is announced at the Armourers & Brasiers Cambridge Forum in June.
Following the suspension of the 2020 competition due to the Covid-19 Crisis, the Venture Prize Competition resumed in 2021. However, presentations by shortlisted applicants and interviews took place online. The winner was announced at the Armourers & Brasiers Cambridge Forum in June 2021, which was also held online. We are planning for Venture Prize interviews and for the Cambridge Forum to be held in-person in 2022, but this is subject to confirmation nearer the dates.
The schedule for the 2022 Venture Prize Competition is as follows:
December 2021 - Application period opens
Monday 14th March 2022 - Closing date for receipt of online applications
April - shortlisting by A&B Venture Prize Committee
Monday 9th May - interviews of shortlisted candidates (likely to be in person at Armourers' Hall)
Tuesday 21st June - announcement of winner at Armourers & Brasiers Cambridge Forum