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Step one – form a team and submit an application form

Form a team, of four or five members, and apply by Sunday 9 July at midnight. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Step two – to accept entry submit an individual registration form

On receipt of the application, the team will be notified of the workshop they have been allocated within ten working days. If the team wishes to accept the workshop they have been allocated, each member will need to complete an individual registration form and return, as a team, within ten working days. 

Step three – make payment

On receipt of the individual registration forms, request for payment will be made within ten working days.


Step four – take part in webinar briefing session

Take part in the briefing session that is being hosted online on Tuesday 1 August between 11am-1pm. This session will include a description of the competition; what you have to do before and during the workshop; what a hypothetical but plausible idea is; and a question and answer session. The session will be videoed to enable participants to replay the talks and review online.

Step five – establish idea and join in online mentor sessions

Decide upon an innovative research based idea that could work as a business and think about which areas of the business each team member will be responsible for and undertake some market research. Get involved in the online mentor sessions hosted through LinkedIn.

Step six – attend workshop

All team members attend a three day residential workshop encompassing presentations and mentoring sessions from leading figures in industry. Workshops held throughout September, October and November.

Two teams, from each workshop, with the best business plan presentation are selected to go forward to the Final on Tuesday 5 December hosted at The Royal Society in London.

Young Entrepeneurs Scheme

  • Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Nottingham University Business School
  • Jubilee Campus
  • Nottingham, NG8 1BB