Nesta, a UK-based innovation foundation, has just launched the Inventor Prize.
It’s a new challenge prize aiming to support and inspire inventors to come up with physical and digital solutions to 4 major challenges in UK society:
- Financial Inclusion
- Mental Health
- Air Quality
The finalists get a £5,000 grant and mentoring support to help develop and test their invention. At the end of the competition, the top prize is £50,000.
The inventor must have a working model of their idea and it must have a clear market to improve lives in the UK. The final version will be developed through the prize with extensive user testing.
The deadline for submission of ideas is 11 pm on 22nd October 2017.
If their previous Dynamic Demand Challenge is anything to go by, this new Inventor’s Prize will be a great little initiative to support upcoming inventors.