The annual Venture Prize competition is organised as a two stage process. Between December and March applications can be submitted via an online form. The form is structured as a simple business plan and explores the quality of the scientific innovation and the commercial potential. 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.
The timetable for the 2018 Competition is as follows:
1st December 2017 - Applications period opens
19th March 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 for some applicants. For this reason the deadline for applications has been extended until 5pm on Tuesday 20th March 2018. If you have had a problem with the online form, please visit the application page for further advice on how to submit your application.
8th May 2018 - Interview Day for shortlisted applicants
12th June 2018 - Winner announcement at Armourers & Brasiers Cambridge Forum