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Idea Factory

Idea Factory is King’s College London’s flagship idea generation competition. It aims to discover the biggest and best ideas from across the university that have the potential to grow into ventures. It’s a chance to develop your skills and win amazing prizes.

Whatever your interest or passion, we want you to get creative and submit your ideas for new innovations, products or services.

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Entry is open to King’s students, staff and alumni (of up to three years) across all faculties and departments. Online entry for the 2016-2017 competition was open from 25 November 2016 - Monday 16 January 2017




Barbara Njau and Bahati books
KCL's Barbara Njau and friend Kudakwashe Kamupira had an idea for an e-publishing business representing African authors and promoting African literature. They won an award in the best cultural idea category and are now on the King's20 accelerator programme. Bahati books is doing really well and Barbara and Kuda are regularly asked to speak at conferences and events and do interviews. 


Ross Lindgren and his idea for a film company 
"Entering a competition run by the Entrepreneurship Institute was one of the best things I've done at King's. I submitted my idea, was given mentoring which improved my confidence, leadership and presenting skills and was invited to pitch my idea at the House of Lords where I won best pitch. I'm now on the King's20 accelerator and really enjoying growing my new business, 1clickpromos."

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Fares Alaboud and The Medic app
Fomer President of KCL Tech Society won 'Best Start-up Idea Award' from the Entrepreneurship Institute in 2016 for his idea for a simple, clever medication scheduler - The Medic app.


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