Venture Prize 2017 Competition

The Armourers & Brasiers Materials Science Venture Prize is awarded in the form of £25,000 investment into an enterprise to support the early commercialisation of very promising research in Materials Science. Entries are judged on a competitive basis by a committee of commercial, financial and scientific experts. The committee is looking for innovative technologies in Materials Science with clear commercial potential.  The intellectual property involved should be protected by patent or eligible for protection.
Applicants are often closely linked to the major UK university departments engaged in materials research, however applications are also welcomed and encouraged from those materials scientists working in the industrial and commercial sectors.
The competition process has been designed specifically to encourage and support participating materials scientists who have new and exciting ideas with commercial development potential. Therefore we hope that all applicants will benefit from entering, although there can be only one winner.

The application form for the 2017 competition is available here.

The provisional timetable for the 2017 Competition is as follows:

2017 Venture Prize Competition Timetable:
  • 1st January 2017 - applications period opens
  • 24th March 2017 - deadline for applications
  • April 2017 - Review of detailed submissions to produce a shortlist
  • 11th May 2017 - Shortlisted applicants give presentations to the Venture Prize Committee
  • 20th June 2017 - Prize presentation at the Armourers & Brasiers Materials Science Forum in Cambridge. (The winner will have the opportunity to give a presentation on their work to this prestigious gathering.)

For more information about the purpose of Venture Prize please look at our Venture Prize page.
For information about previous winners please go to Venture Prize Winners.

For further information: 
  • email
  • telephone 020 7374 4000 option 4
  • write to: The Charities Administrator, Armourers' Hall, 81 Coleman Street, London EC2R 5BJ