"Well done to all of the winners and finalists of this year’s Converge Challenge. Awards like Converge are a fantastic way of developing the talents of Scotland’s many young entrepreneurs and innovators. But they’re also an opportunity to showcase one of Scotland’s great traditional strengths – generating new ideas, products and technologies, supported by our world-class educational institutions. I want to see a ‘can do’ culture define us as a country on every level, and the talent and determination of these finalists shows that we are well on the way to fulfilling that vision."
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
There are three categories for the Converge Challenge 2018, with a total prize fund of £160,000+
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 core funded by eight Scottish Universities and the Scottish Funding Council, as well as receiving support funding from three Scottish Universities, 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:
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Full T&Cs here.