February 17, 2012 - Anonymous

Competition seeks best of new British inventions

Start-ups and businesses with innovative pre-market products and services are being called on to enter the Government’s Make it in Great Britain Challenge, and be in with a chance of having their efforts showcased in London’s Science Museum this summer.

The competition is open to businesses of all sizes, as well as members of the general public, who have innovative pre-market products, processes and concepts.

The awards are split into five categories including sustainable products and a new breakthrough category aimed at young entrants aged between 16 and 21.

A judging panel will select the finalists from each category to be put on display in the Science Museum this July, where visitors will vote for their overall favourite.

“This Challenge creates the perfect platform to celebrate the most innovative and creative manufacturing minds out there today, while showcasing their skills to potential inventors, employers and peers who could help kick-start their ideas into real commercial ventures,” said small-business minister Mark Prisk.

The deadline for entries is 5 April.