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INNOVATION SHOWCASE COMPETITION

*Deadline extended due to popular demand*

Are you seeking funding? Do you need specialist support? Are you looking for recognition for your innovation? Would you like to find the right partner for collaboration?

Enter the prestigious Innovation Showcase Competition below.

It’s open to start-up and established businesses from across the North West, and there are six awards, each with business support prizes worth thousands of pounds.

 

HOW IT WORKS

There are four categories to enter: Product Innovation, Service Innovation, Digital Innovation, and Innovative Established Business.

Don't delay, as entries close on 31 July. Finalists will pitch to an audience of potential investors, partners and customers at #VFNW19 in Manchester on 20 November.

An independent expert panel will select the four Category Winners and the Overall Winner, while delegates will pick the Audience Winner. All winners will be announced on the day.

It’s free, quick and easy to enter: just fill in the online form below. 

 

WHY YOU SHOULD ENTER

There's a total prize package of business support valued at £40,000, including £15,000 worth for both the Overall Winner and Audience Winner.

Beyond the prestige of winning, recognition for your innovation and the high-quality business support prize packages on offer, your firm can also reap bigger rewards. In the last three years alone, Innovation Showcase entrants have generated £5.2million of investment offers from having taken part in the competition. Many of these were not actual winners on the day but made such an impression with angel investors and venture capitalists that they went on to secure funding for their proposition.

Last but not least, there's also the chance to get some high-profile media coverage. But don’t just take our word for it – read what previous entrants have said about the Innovation Showcase Competition

Enter the Innovation Showcase Competition now