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Idea Factory

Everything begins with an idea...

Idea Factory is back in November 2023 – with a twist!

Do you have a problem you’re passionate about solving? And the inkling of an idea of how to solve it?

Come along to our Idea Factory Open Pitch Night on Tuesday 14th November for your chance to pitch for £250 funding towards your next step to test your idea – whether that’s market research, building a prototype, buying equipment for testing, incentives for customer research, marketing etc.

Turn up on the night and deliver a 90-second pitch in front of our judges and audience. It’s a fun and low-stakes competition, so no prep or slides required. Everyone who pitches will receive a 1:1 mentoring session to support their idea going forwards, and 10x £250 prizes available!

And if you don’t have an idea but want to watch some compelling pitches, then come along to support!

Pizza and drinks will be available, alongside a chance to network with other like-minded people if you’re looking for a team to work on your idea, or want to join a team.

If you want some presentation preparation or are on the fence about pitching, join our online Presentation Workshop on Thursday 9 November for some tips and tricks – link coming soon.

See the Info Pack for more information, or email with any questions.

Book your ticket now!

Idea Factory will return for the regular competition in Spring 2024. More information coming soon.

Idea Factory 2022

In 2022, the judges decided to award four teams prize money to further the development of their early-stage ideas, as well as our People's Choice winner, across healthcare, research, health and beauty and medtech.