Graphene Enterprise Award 2024 now open

The Masood Entrepreneurship Centre (MEC) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for The Eli and Britt Harari Graphene Enterprise Award 2024. This annual award aims to help students, postdoctoral researchers and recent graduates establish new companies involving graphene or other 2D materials Applications will be evaluated based on the strength of their commercial proposition to establish a new business revolving around graphene-related technologies. Two significant prizes, one of £50,000 and another of £20,000, will be granted to the individuals or cohesive teams who can compellingly demonstrate how their innovative technology, pertaining to graphene or other 2D materials, could be applied to create a viable and profitable commercial opportunity.

This award serves as more than just a recognition; it acts as seed funding, providing the awarded candidate with the necessary financial support to take the first crucial steps towards realizing their ambitious plan. It acknowledges the pivotal role that flexible, early-stage financial backing can play in the successful development and growth of a business, particularly one that aims for the full commercialisation of a product or technology related to ground-breaking research in graphene.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, 23rd May, at 12pm (midday).

We warmly welcome applications from students, postdoctoral researchers, and recent graduates of The University of Manchester.

We encourage you to share this information with any potential candidates who might be interested in this unique opportunity.

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