The Enterprising Birmingham Innovation Competition is aimed specifically at research staff and academics who have research based ideas for creating new enterprise. The competition is intended to help to nurture and develop innovative ideas and reward enterprising researchers.
The Final Showcase being held in the Business School on 26th March, promises to be an exciting demonstration of some of the University’s brightest commercial projects and entrepreneurial spirit as the finalists battle for a share of the £24,000 prize money in front of a panel of expert ‘Dragons’.
The competition is divided into two categories under which applicants can submit plans:
Innovative ideas for product / technical process based enterprise
Innovative ideas for service / business process based enterprise
We do hope that you will join us to celebrate the creativity of our researchers which will show you some of the innovative commercial projects in progress at the University of Birmingham as well as giving you a chance to network with university academics and specially invited guests from the world of business and commerce as well as the public sector.
Midday - lunch
1pm - Welcome and introduction - Professor Adam Tickell, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Transfer)
1.15pm - Presentations from finalists in the innovative service / business process category
2.15pm - Break and refreshments
2.35pm - Presentations from finalists in the innovative product / technical process category
3.35pm - Key note speaker - Professor Tony Anson, Brunel University
4.20pm - Awards ceremony
4.30pm onwards - Wine reception
Thank you to our sponsors: Deloitte, Marks and Clerk, MTC, Sandvik and Withers and Rogers.