2 December 2021

Bright SCIdea Challenge 2022 training workshops

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Online webinar - 14.00 - 16.00 GMT

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


Are you a university student and budding entrepreneur with a plausible scientific concept for a product or service? Wondering how you go about commercialising your product and building a business?
Enter the Bright SCIdea challenge now and we will provide you with free, accredited business training and give you the chance to win a £5,000 cash prize! 

Sign up for business development and entrepreneurship training delivered by experts from the SCI network. This year’s training programme will cover a range of modules held over two 2-hour online workshops. To register for the free training workshops please register via the "Register for this event" button.

How it works

  • Form a team of 3-4 University students
  • Develop a plausible scientific concept a with a societal benefit
  • Register your team here (or after the training)
  • Attend the Bright SCIdea Challenge 2022 training workshops
  • Turn your concept into a compelling product or service
  • Develop a business plan to commercialise your innovation

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


This training is available to university students who wish to enter the Bright SCIdea 2022 competition. If you would like to attend but have not yet registered your team, you can now register here.

Don’t have a Bright SCIdea team yet but want to register? Contact BrightSCIdea@soci.org for more information.


Tuesday 9 November

Welcome and introduction to Bright SCIdea
An introduction to patents: what, why, when and how?
Katy Pellows, Abel + Imray
Pitch training - Top tips and pitch practice
Victor Christou, YFM Equity Partners
Short break
Finalist’s perspective
Team AATBox – 2020 Bright SCIdea finalist
Close of Event

Thursday 2 December

Welcome and introduction to Bright SCIdea
An entrepreneurial journey and key decisions taken along the way
Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne, Genius Foods
Managing the money - Understanding Profit and Loss (P&L) accounts, and financial forecasts template
Martin Curry, STEM Healthcare
Short break
What is the market need for your product? And how to market and brand your idea.
Neil Simpson, Borchers
Close of event

Following the business training, teams will need to ensure they have registered their team via the online form and will be asked to submit a business plan by midnight on Friday 11 February 2022.

Shortlisted teams will be invited to the final, which will take place in London on Tuesday 15 March 2022 with funding for travel and accommodation organised by SCI.

Download the Bright SCIdea Entrant Handbook 2022 here.

Download the Bright SCIdea Poster 2022 here

Booking Process/Deadlines

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Email: BrightSCIdea@soci.org