5 November 2020

Bright SCIdea Challenge 2020 Final

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Initially scheduled to take place on Tuesday 17 March 2020, the Bright SCIdea Challenge Final has been rescheduled to Thursday 5 November 2020

More information about the location and format of the final will be announced over the next few weeks, as we keep an eye on the government’s response to the global pandemic. 


The Bright SCIdea challenge asks students to develop a plausible scientific concept a with a societal benefit providing students with free, accredited business planning training with the winners receiving a £5,000 cash prize!  Teams will be asked to submit a full business plan, detailing how their idea can be taken to market and shortlisted teams will be invited to pitch their idea to a panel of experts at the final to win a significant cash prize.

For more information on the competition and entry eligibility, please contact BrightSCIdea@soci.org or visit the Bright SCIdea Homepage:

Bright SCIdea Homepage

Download the Bright SCIdea Entrant Handbook 2020 here.

Download the Bright SCIdea Poster 2020 here

More details about the programme will be announced over the next few weeks. In the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact us at BrightSCIdea@soci.org if you have any questions. 
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Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

This is an invite only event.  Attendance to this event is free of charge, however, places are limited and SCI reserve the right to restrict access to the target audience.

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Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.