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Applications now open for the May Ignition Award

02 May 2019

Apply today for up to £2,000 to test your idea in a risk-free environment


The Innovation Optimiser team made a pledge back in January to provide a £2,000 Ignition Award to an innovative idea each month until the end of July 2019.

Sticking to that promise, £6,000 has been awarded in total to three new projects. This funding has enabled the campus-based innovators to attend both national and international events, meet with potential customers to gather invaluable feedback and create product prototypes to test in industry. Brilliant, right?

Ignite your idea this May with a monthly Ignition Award

  • Do you have an idea that you believe would make a great business opportunity?
  • Do you have the solution to a problem and desperate to share it with the world?
  • Are you an ambitious member of staff and want to test your idea in a risk-free environment?
  • Then apply today for an Ignition Award of up to £2,000.

To obtain an application form, please email – the closing date for this month’s award is Sunday, 26 May.


There is a range of FAQs which you may find useful before submitting an application. Alternatively, feel free to make contact using the email above.

For inspiration, take a look at some case studies to learn about other campus-based innovators who have received support through the Innovation Optimiser.

*Subject to availability.