University of Nottingham

The application process for YES22

Apply for YES22

  • Form a team of four or five
  • Team members can be cross-disciplinary and
  • Multiple teams from the same university, faculty, school or department may apply to compete -
    there is no limit on the number
  • First call application deadline is 25 September
Application form


You can enter YES22 if, at the time of participation, you are:

  • a technician
  • registered as a postgraduate
    • Masters, PhD, postdoc or research fellow
  • an early career academic or knowledge exchange 
    • completed a PhD, postdoc or fellowship typically within the past 18 months
    • maximum of two in a team

There is no age limit for those wishing to participate.

Participants welcome from universities outside of the UK, however, they will have to cover their own travel costs if they wish to participate in face to face events.


Virtual engagement, whether weekly or intensive, costs £500 per person. 

In addition to the virtual engagement, there will be an opportunity to meet peers and stakeholders face to face in February/March 2023. Hybrid engagement, costs £750 per person.

Both options are VAT exempt.

Please note: payments are non-refundable unless a medical certificate or similar evidence can be produced.

Learn more at virtual awareness session Bursary scheme Frequently asked questions


Please seek financial support from your own institute/university in the first instance. If financial support is not available, apply for the "unleash your ingenuity" award when submitting your individual registration form post team entry.

Young Entrepreneurs Scheme

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