Converge Challenge is Scotland's premier company creation programme with a total prize fund of over £160,000+! We are open to staff, students and recent graduates from all Scottish universities and research institutes and work with ideas at any stage of development.

Converge Challenge 2018 has now closed. The new programme will launch in March 2019. The KickStart category is now OPEN for applications! Deadline for applications is Thursday 22 November 2018 (12 noon).

There are three categories for Converge Challenge:

We are looking for ambitious and creative thinkers with innovative and inspiring ideas that we can support and develop into a commercial business. We understand that the process of developing a company can be an overwhelming prospect; we offer hands-on mentoring, robust training, business support and networking opportunities to turn your ideas into a reality!

The programme is funded by eleven Scottish Universities and the Scottish Funding Council, with the goal of giving students and staff from all Scottish Universities and Research Institutes the chance to achieve the commercial potential of their inventions.

Our partners are industry experts who offer invaluable support and guidance to our winners and alumni: MurgitroydMBM CommercialSocial Investment Scotland (SIS) in Partnership with Weber ShandwickRoyal Bank of ScotlandScott MoncrieffTalentSparkFearsomeMorton WardEntrepreneurial ScotlandBQ Business Quarter MagazineMediCity

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Full T&Cs here.