Are you passionate about ideas? Do you like to think outside the box? Are you good at finding solutions to problems? Then the National Young Innovators Award may be for you!
The National Young Innovators Award is for 18–30-year olds with a creative and ground-breaking business idea to support them in turning it into reality.
This new programme will support up to 100 young people over 3 years with individuals benefitting from a £5,000 grant, one-on-one coaching and an allowance to cover living costs.
Previous recipients of the Young Innovators Awards include Adam Root, founder of Inheriting Earth, who developed a device that helps to accelerate the adoption of a circular economy and save over 100,000 lives per year in the UK and globally by capturing plastic heading towards the ocean. He said:
“Innovate UK has been a true foundation partner for Inheriting Earth and the development of our products. Whilst the financial support of the grant was, of course, essential, we would not be where we are now without their team’s help, support and expertise.”
If you are between 18 and 30 and interested in engaging in the programme, please join Innovate UK at their #IdeasMeanBusiness virtual Roadshow event on Thursday 7 May 2020 to get expert advice and find out what support is available to you.
You can also find out more about the programme by refering to InnovateUK’s latest press release.