Young Innovators Programme Event

15/01/2018 - Free

About the Event

On 15 January we are holding an event in Nottingham with young people to offer them the tools, support and expert advice to help them realise the potential of their ideas. Following this, we will offer ongoing support to all attendees and each will have the chance to apply for financial support from Innovate UK to develop their plans.   

A new nationwide initiative has been announced to find the next generation of young UK innovators and provide them with support, advice and funding to explore new ideas for enterprise.

Open to 18-30 year-olds who are looking to take their ideas to the next level, the Ideas Mean Business – Young Innovators’ Programme will enable applicants to quickly receive advice, guidance and the chance to access transformative backing; helping to turn their ideas into reality.

The ‘Young Innovators’ programme of support includes:

  • 12 Regional Innovation Live events across the UK in early January 2018.
  • An Award competition opening in February 2018.
  • ‚ÄčAn Award package being presented in March 2018.

The award package will include:

  • An allowance to cover living costs (similar to an apprenticeship).
  • 1:1 coaching and mentoring from an Innovation Champion.
  • A pot of funding to support specific requirements, eg travel to meet customers/partners, attending relevant training courses, equipment, hiring office space and IT support.

Those who do not win an award package will still have access to the Innovation Module and support offered by Enterprise Online.

The best ideas will be announced in March 2018 and these future innovators will go on to receive vital funding and ongoing business mentorship.

For more information and to get involved with the programme, please click HERE.

Organiser Information:

Princes Trust

Rosie McArtney
John Holliday

Organiser Address:
The Prince's Trust, East Midlands Regional Office, Unit 6
Faraday Court, Conduit Street

Telephone numbers:
07852 492198