INVENT 2016 – Get your thinking caps on!

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INVENT 2016 – Get your thinking caps on!

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A chance to win £33,000 and a trip to meet potential investors in California awaits the winners of Invent 2016. Not too shabby. 

If you have a great idea then why not give it a go this year and enter. We might even get our thinking caps on! 

What is it?

A brilliant opportunity for great ideas to reach their potential.

It’s a competition of course but it’s much more than that – £33,000 in prize money is up for grabs. Not forgetting the chance to take part in an all–expenses paid trip to California on a tech trade mission.

“I have to admit that the Tech Mission to San Diego was a huge incentive for us to apply and it really did exceed all expectations.” Chris Martin, Skunkworx (2015 Category winner)

Who can enter?

There is no age limit for applicants, however applicants must be living in Northern Ireland. 

Your idea must fit at least one of the following six categories: Electronics, enterprise software, life and health, engineering, agri–science and creative media & consumer internet.

You cannot enter if you have qualified for the final rounds of previous INVENT competitions.

Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page for more detail on eligibility and here for the full Ts and Cs.

Closing date?

The closing date for applications is Friday 8th April.

Qualifying pitches take place between 19th–21st April.

Semi–final pitch is on Thursday 19th May.

Final pitch, Wednesday 7th September.

Other key dates are listed on the NISP website – includes dates for support and mentoring sessions.

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