Applications are now closed. Our shortlist will be announced in August.
The Emerging Technologies Competition is the Royal Society of Chemistry’s annual initiative for early stage companies and academic entrepreneurs who want to commercialise their technologies to make a global impact.
Each year we welcome applications from entrepreneurs who are developing technologies that have a strong chemistry component and fall within one of the following categories:
• Health • Food & Drink • Energy & Environment • Enabling Technologies
From the application round, 24 finalists are selected to present their technologies to a panel of judges. These judges then choose 4 winners (1 per category).
• Receive a cash prize of £20,000 (per competition category) • Be assigned a Royal Society of Chemistry mentor who will provide ongoing support for one year • Through discussion with their mentor, winners can be provided an additional £20,000 business acceleration grant (for one year) • Gain wider support and advice from our competition partners and judges, during the final
11 May 2020
12 July 2020
28 September 2020
Finalists present their technology
Check out our Youtube playlist that has a series of videos from our judges and programme manager sharing their top tips for a stand out application, what innovation and technologies are exciting them and in depth Q&As with a selection of judges.
We are delighted to welcome Reddie & Grose as our competition sponsors.
At Reddie & Grose, our mission is to help start-ups and SMEs obtain intellectual property that matters.
Reddie & Grose is a firm of patent and trade mark attorneys with a modern, forward thinking approach to obtaining and defending patent and trademark protection for clients of all sizes. This year we are excited to provide an exclusive workshop to the competition finalists before they present their technology to the judges.
Our clear, commercially orientated advice has attracted many successful start-ups and SMEs in the chemistry and life sciences sectors. Through our location in Cambridge we have built a strong relationship with local incubator companies who value our experience in supporting start-ups and university spin-offs, which include a European inventor of the year whose product has revolutionised HIV testing in developing countries. In addition to our Cambridge office, our teams in London and Munich work closely with VCs and multi-nationals to help them identify the value of the IP in their investments and acquisitions.
From establishing and managing patent portfolios, to supporting companies through funding rounds, takeovers, IPOs and product commercialisation, Reddie & Grose’s breadth of experience makes us the perfect partner for any company who wants intellectual property that matters.
If you would like any further information, please contact Reddie & Grose at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get in touch
If you would like more information on the competition or help with your application, please contact Emily Vipond