Applications open for the Materials Science Venture Prize 2019

12 Feb 2019

Applications are currently invited for the 2019 annual Venture Prize to support the commercialisation of materials science research or technology.

The Worshipful Company Armourers & Brasiers are accepting applications for its £25,000 convertible loan or equity investment into a startup company. The Venture Prize is designed to encourage and support materials scientists with new and engaging ideas that have the potential for commercial success.

The application must be on behalf of a project and a project team that are based in the UK. Previous winners have been based in or had strong links to a UK university.

Applications must be made online. The application form follows the structure of a simple business plan and the deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 29 March 2019.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to give a presentation to the Armourers & Brasiers Venture Prize Committee, which includes scientific, financial and commercialisation experts. The winner will be announced at the Armourers & Brasiers Cambridge Forum on the 18 June 2019, before an audience of researchers and industrialists from the UK’s Materials Science community. For more information or how to enter, visit