The innovation challenge 2024

How to apply

Thinking of applying to the TBAT Innovation Challenge?


Are you a UK start-up, a UK business engaged in significant research and development for over three years, or a technology-focused enterprise?

The TBAT Innovation Challenge 2024, in collaboration with headline sponsor Shakespeare Martineau, offers a unique opportunity to elevate your business. The winning entry will be awarded a cash prize along with tailored support packages from our esteemed partners involved in The Innovation Challenge. Additionally, two runners-up will receive complimentary support packages from our partners.

Winners will be determined at our Finalist Showcase in October 2024, where finalists are invited to pitch their business to a room of judges, investors and our partners.

How to apply?

Our application window is NOW OPEN and will close at 11.59pm on the 18th August 2024. 

The application form will take approximately 10-15 minutes of your time and will gather essential details about your company and your business proposition or project. In addition to this, we ask you to attach supporting documents that will strengthen your application. These documents could include your business plan or pitch deck. Please do not include any data that is IP sensitive.

Who can apply?

  • Startups: UK Businesses that are three years old or younger are eligible to apply.
  • Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Those who are seeking to launch a business in the UK.
  • UK Businesses over three years old that are still heavily involved in R&D or looking to introduce new technology.
  • Technology-based Businesses: To be eligible, your business must offer a technology-based product or service, showcasing innovative solutions in various sectors.

If you would like to speak to a member of our team regarding your application, please get in touch.

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