21 March 2023

Bright SCIdea Challenge 2023 Final

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SCI, Belgrave Square, London

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


SCI’s Bright SCIdea Challenge is an annual entrepreneurial competition which allows university students the opportunity to develop and showcase their business skills. The Bright SCIdea challenge asks students to develop a plausible scientific concept that could be commercialised for the benefit of society. University teams receive free, accredited business planning training and are asked to submit a full business plan, detailing how their idea can be taken to market. Shortlisted teams are invited to pitch their idea at the final to win a significant cash prize. The first Bright SCIdea challenge took place in March 2018 and since has seen winners go on to launch companies and take their products to market.

This year, SCI will host the Bright SCIdea Challenge final as a Hybrid event in March 2023 where shortlisted teams will pitch their ideas to the panel of industry experts. 

Download the electronic delegate pack for the event here.

Please note, places at this event are limited, therefore please use the 'Contact Us' button to complete a short form and a member of our conferences team will be in touch to confirm availability.

More information on how to apply to take part in the competition can be found here.
2023 Finalists

AI Innovation – University of Warwick

DESprop - NOVA School of Science and Technology

Electric Collective Group - Imperial College London & Architectural Association School of Architecture

FoodPrint – University of Leeds

Phagel – University College London

Registration is for in person attendance. In person places are limited – therefore, if this event becomes oversubscribed, preference to attend in person will be given to attendees with a connection to competing teams. The event is also being held online, so attendees unable to attend in person will be sent joining details no later than 14 March.

Tuesday 21 March

Audience registration, refreshments, poster and exhibition session
Welcome and introduction
Sharon Todd, SCI
Round 1 of pitching teams
Refreshments and poster and exhibition session
Round 2 of pitching teams
Refreshments and poster and exhibition session
SCI Ambassador and Mentoring Programme introduction
Bryony Parker, SCI
Networking and drinks reception

Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


This is a free event. To enable us to control the number of visitors into the building, we are asking all delegates to register in advance. 

For this reason, registration will close 24 hours prior to the event and only registered guests will be admitted.

All registrations will automatically receive a confirmation within 24 hours of registering for the event. Should you not receive written confirmation of your booking, please email conferences@soci.org.

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