Emerging Technologies Competition

The Emerging Technologies Competition is the Royal Society of Chemistry’s annual innovation initiative, turning promising ideas into commercial reality. It supports early stage companies and academia and is backed by our competition partners: Unilever, Croda, Johnson Matthey, RSSL, Reckitt Beckinser, Wallgreens Boots Alliance, Scott Bader, AstraZeneca and PepsiCo.

As well as a £20,000 cash prize, the 4 winners (1 per category below) will receive world-class mentorship and support from the competition’s high-profile backers and be assigned a Royal Society of Chemistry mentor who will provide ongoing support and £20,000 business acceleration grant for one year.

So if you think you have what it takes, you have until 12 July to apply.

Entry Criteria: The competition is open to small companies or academic entrepreneurs based in the UK, EU, Norway or Iceland with fewer than 20 employees and a turnover of less than £2million. Entries are invited in four categories:

· Health
· Energy and Environment
· Food and Drink
· Enabling Technologies

Applicants are advised that the technology entered must have some form of IP protection and are required to be available on 28 September if shortlisted.

Please let us know if you have applied.

Further information and application