Phase 1 - Application Submission

Phase 1: Submit your idea

You have an idea! What next?

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The Converge Challenge 2017 winners were announced at our Awards Dinner on 28th September 2017 at the Glasgow Science Centre. Full list of ALL of our 2017 winners can be read HERE. Converge Challenge 2018 will launch in late January.

You can submit an application as an individual or a team. There are three winning categories for the Converge Challenge:

The Converge Challenge online application form is comprehensive. Sections included:

  • Applicant Details
  • Title of proposal
  • Summary of your innovation/business idea
  • Your target market
  • Customer benefits

For your guidance and reference, please refer to our pre-completed applications forms HERE.

Converge Challenge Award

Phase 1 Internal Converge Challenge judges are:

  • Catherine Breslin, Research & Knowledge Exchange Development Manager, University of Strathclyde;
  • Brian McNicoll, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Manager, Centre of Entrepreneurship, University of Dundee;
  • Alistair Main, Associate Director of Knowledge Transfer Centre at the University of St Andrews;
  • Robert Goodfellow, Head of Technology Transfer, Heriot-Watt University

KickStart Award

Phase 1 Internal KickStart judges were:

  • Libby Anson, Student Employability and Enterprise Manager at The Glasgow School of Art;
  • Nick Fannin, Head of Bright Red Triangle at Edinburgh Napier University;
  • Kelly McCarthy, Enterprise Executive, University of Edinburgh;
  • Marion Anderson, Enterprise Manager, University of Glasgow

Social Enterprise Award

Phase 1 Internal Social Enterprise judges were:

  • Libby Anson, Student Employability and Enterprise Manager at The Glasgow School of Art;
  • Nick Fannin, Head of Bright Red Triangle at Edinburgh Napier University;
  • Kelly McCarthy, Enterprise Executive, University of Edinburgh;
  • Marion Anderson, Enterprise Manager, University of Glasgow

Full terms and conditions here.

The Converge Challenge 2017 winners were announced at our Awards Dinner on 28th September 2017 at the Glasgow Science Centre. Full list of ALL of our 2017 winners can be read HERE. Converge Challenge 2018 will launch in late January.