The Converge Challenge is for novel business ideas with solid IP foundations, high commercial potential and scalability.
If you’re looking to take the entrepreneurial leap from academia to business with your breakthrough innovation, then Converge Challenge is for you.
First prize – £50K
Winning our top prize will get you £50k in equity-free cash and £21k of in-kind business support from our industry partners towards turning your idea into a reality.
Runner-up prize – £20K
The runner-up will receive £20k in equity-free cash and £9k of in-kind business support from our industry partners to help get your business up and running.
5 days bespoke business training
All successful applicants enjoy five days of business training and pitch coaching tailored for academic entrepreneurs from leading trainers.
Dedicated events, workshops, access to the Converge Enterprise team anopportunities to get involved in future activities and publicity.
Who can apply?
The Converge Challenge is for high-calibre projects with the potential to become successful, sustainable companies that will have a positive impact in Scotland. We welcome applications across all industry sectors and enterprise types, for both product and service-based ideas.