Competition Rules

1. Eligibility
2. Applications
3. Prizes

1. Eligibility

Open to teams of undergraduate and postgraduate students from any UK or Chinese institution— also to post doctoral researchers (4 people per team max).

2. Applications

Applications at the first stage will need to include an entry form plus an Executive Summary. Applicants must ensure that all information requested of them on the form is provided - particularly contact details.

The Executive Summary is a brief description or outline of the business idea and plans and how these are intended to be realised.

To register your team and submit your idea, please visit the Team Registration page.


  1. Idea Assessment Phase

  2. Semi-Finals

  3. National Finals

  4. International Grand Final


£14,000 of cash prizes will be available to entrants in the UK tracks of the competition. Prizes in each category as follows:

National Prize:

  • 1st Prize = £6,000
  • 2nd Prize = £4,000
  • 3rd Prize = £2,000
  • 4th Prize = £2,000

International Prize:

  • To be confirmed

All prizes are awarded at the discretion of the judging panel and all judging decisions are final and not subject to appeal.