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Win £10,000 to launch your own spin-out!

(19 December 2017)

UMIP is looking for innovations from entrepreneurial academics, professional support staff and post-doctoral researchers from across the University to create new spin-out businesses. There are three prizes of £10K to win! 

Your innovation could be based on existing research, an idea outside of this agenda or one based on multi/interdisciplinary research. You can enter as an individual or a team, especially if your idea involves different research skills.

Entering is easy. Go to one of the UMIP video recording booths on campus and describe your innovation and its potential as a business in a two-minute video pitch. Alternatively, just send your video pitch to

Applications close on Friday, 26 January 2018.

The University has an excellent track record of innovation. UMIP turns the University’s innovative ideas into commercial reality. In doing so, it helps to boost research and development, stimulate the economy and create jobs.