The Materials Science Venture Prize is an annual competition provided by the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers. The aim of the programme is to reward and celebrate the best in the field of materials science.
The contest will offer a £25,000 first prize to help the winning entrant commercialise and exploit innovative early-stage research, e.g producing a proof of concept prototype which can be shown to potential customers.
The competition is open to all UK-based materials scientists, whether they are linked to a major university department or private business.
Interested scientists are asked to submit an entry form and a business plan outlining their idea.