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Idea Factory

Everything begins with an idea...

Idea Factory is King’s College London’s flagship idea generation competition. The competition aims to nurture the biggest and best ideas from across the university that have the potential to grow into ventures, taking you through our 'factory' process from light bulb moment to viable business proposition. It’s a fantastic chance to develop your skills and win amazing prizes and mentorship. 

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

Participating in Idea Factory is a great way to win support to help make an idea a reality. Taking part in supporting workshops will give you skills in generating and pitching ideas with clarity and enthusiasm and you'll gain confidence, meet like-minded people and have fun!  

Idea Factory runs from November-March each year - take a look at the timeline on the right for an idea of what's involved. While the competition is closed for another year, register your interest to be added to the mailing list for the 22-23 competition.

Eager to get started with your idea? Check out our resources on idea validation, book a 1:1 Idea Feedback session with a member of our team, and catch-up with the recordings from the 2022 competition (also in this handy playlist):

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.