2024 TBAT Innovation Challenge

Prize Package

Explore below the comprehensive prize package (worth £65k*) for the TBAT Innovation Challenge 2024, generously provided by our esteemed partners. From a £5,000 cash prize to PR support and a recruitment fitness assessment, we’re confident that the array of services provided will be immensely advantageous for SMEs. If you would like further details on applying for the Innovation Challenge, please click here.

* The £65,000 support package will be split between the top 3 finalists, with the £5,000 cash prize being awarded to the overall winner of the Innovation Challenge 2024. The support packages will be tailored to the top 3 finalists business needs. 

£5,000 Cash Prize

In addition to support packages from our esteemed partner network, the overall winner of the Innovation Challenge will receive a £5,000 cash prize aimed at assisting with their business expenses.

Expert grant funding application support and bid writing service

We are a value-led independent consultancy with over 20 years’ experience. We work with technology & research and development organisations all over the UK – helping them to progress their projects from beginning to end. From identifying the most appropriate funding opportunities to crafting and reviewing your application, our Grant Funding team provide comprehensive support.

Legal support tailored to your needs

Shakespeare Martineau are a leading full-service UK law firm, providing legal services to businesses, organisations, government departments, families and people throughout life and in business. They provide creative solutions and advice to help their clients fulfil their goals and unlock their full potential.

First year of accounts

Oxfordshire-based Modus operates from offices in Witney and Frilford, supporting businesses across the UK, with a fresh approach to accountancy that has proved popular. Modus now works with hundreds of clients and consistently receives positive 5-star ratings on Google. They have been supporting clients within a diverse range of sectors and disciplines, both locally and across the country since 1982.

In-depth Intellectual Property (IP) Audit to protect your innovations

Forresters IP are a European patent and trade mark firm providing clear, sensible and practical advice on protecting technology, trade marks and designs. With 140 years in practice and over 60 IP professionals, they are a trusted advisor to the world’s innovators and with longstanding client relationships.

PR support and strategy sessions

CrowdPull is a agency dedicated to driving business development through strategic PR and marketing. Their focus goes beyond traditional PR and marketing efforts; they emphasise “Business Growth Through Communications.” They specialise in building and growing brands that aim to disrupt the technology, consumer, e-mobility, motorsports, and automotive industries. Whether it’s brand awareness, product sales, recruitment, attracting investors, increasing business value, or communications around mergers and acquisitions, CrowdPull can assist.

Cutting-edge product design consultancy services 

Oxford Product Design is a full-service, multi-award winning product design consultancy, committed to delivering innovative, commercially successful products across industries. They pride themselves on delivering bespoke product design innovation and strategy tailored to fit their clients needs. In the past ten years they’ve helped take hundreds of products to market, developed valuable IP for clients and won many awards along the way.

Recruitment Fitness Assessment, employer brand development and digital talent platforms 

For almost two decades, EMBS Talent have challenged perceptions, solved problems, built solutions and exceeded expectations. Their blended, hybrid approach to recruitment, offers business owners, hiring managers and in house teams new imaginative talent services that are not available anywhere else. Their Talent Partners have a deep, industry-lead knowledge base, ensuring they can source and deliver the UK’s best permanent, contract and freelance resources.

R&D Tax Credit loans and Advanced Grant Funding with a waived Fee 

Rocking Horse Group UK provide non-dilutive finance solutions to help businesses of all sizes and in every sector accelerate growth plans and innovate.

One day of expert consulting support for CE/UKCA marking  

Conformance is the UK’s leading independent specialist in Product Safety, CE Marking and UKCA Marking. They specialise in helping companies, large and small, to meet the compliance regulations for their products in markets and industries around the world. Their expertise covers a wide range of CE marking and UKCA Marking directives such as machinery, ATEX, pressure equipment and electrical.

Exhibition Stand in Start Up Zone at CPHI Milan 2024 (8th-10th October 2024)

CPHI Milan unites pharma suppliers, innovators and professionals from across the supply chain, offering a networking opportunity with major players in the pharmaceutical industry. With 62,000 attendees, CPHI Milan is the largest gathering in the pharma industry. They help you to discover, plan and connect with the community to help you meet existing and new connections.

To see if you’re eligible for this part of the prize package, please click here to find out more. 

Accommodation and Return flights to Milan (to attend CPHI Milan 2024)

Recruiting medical and health technologies from around the world, MedTech Makers Labs have developed a network of global partners. Working with Governments, Foundations, Accelerators and Academia, MedTech Makers Labs are in a unique position to scale global technology.

To see if you’re eligible for this part of the prize package, please click here to find out more. 

A Financial Review and Strategic Plan from the CFO Centre

A full review of your business’s financial well-being and strategic direction with one of the UK’s top 1% CFOs. Working from the ground up to review systems and processes and reporting to identify opportunities for optimisation and alignment against strategic direction and long-term goals. Utilising the CFOs extensive experience to outline a short, mid and long-term plan to achieve the numbers which really matter to your business and the people who make it.

A CFO based in your region will spend a day popping the hood of your business and return to present their findings and recommendations to drive the business towards its strategic vision.


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