Budding Enfield entrepreneurs could scoop £10k to launch their ideas
A competition (Enfield Innovation Competition 2012) has been launched that could see thousands of pounds awarded to local people, students or businesses.
The search is now on for innovative ideas for products, services, businesses or enterprises that have the potential to become commercially successful. Three separate £10,000 awards are up for grabs in categories including local businesses, local residents and local students.
Run by Middlesex University’s redLoop design and innovation centre, Enfield Council and the North London Chamber of Commerce, the competition is in its third year and recognises that new ventures and ideas are an important way of creating opportunities for business growth or social enterprise in the borough.
The best 40 entries will receive intensive help from Middlesex University innovation experts who will help them refine their ideas before they pitch their final plan to a panel of judges.
Anyone over the age of 16 can enter by the deadline of the Friday 30th March 2012 and all small to medium sized businesses entering will be given free feedback on their ideas and advice on where they could make connections for support and apply for funding.
Dr. Andy Bardill, director of Middlesex University’s redLoop, said: “Ideas for entries can be anything from a physical product, a digital product, a service or a social innovation serving the community. Even if the entrant doesn’t walk away with the £10k prize money, the free support and business advice provided at the masterclasses could equip them with the knowledge to become a business success story of the future.”
For further information on the competition visit: www.enfieldinnovation.org and follow them on twitter @CreativeEnfield