Royal Society of Chemistry Emerging Technologies 2016 competition closes 14th March

If you are ready to take your chemistry-themed technology to market and would benefit from commercial support from a multinational company as well as £20K investment, Emerging Technologies 2016 is the competition for you.


The Emerging Technologies Competition is the Royal Society of Chemistry’s annual innovation initiative, turning promising ideas into commercial reality.

Now in its fourth year, the competition brings cutting edge science to the real world for the benefit of society.

The competition is currently open and applications can be made through the online application system. The deadline for applications is 14 March 2016

The competition is free to enter and open to small companies, universities, and research institutions, who can apply using the online application form. Ideas are welcomed, at any stage of development, from across the UK and Europe. 

Since the initiative began in 2013, winners have gone on to raise a combined total of over £16 million in further funding, grown their companies and entered commercial contracts.

 Winning is "...a verification that among all the other great ideas out there, yours has been noticed. The industry contacts and exposure all add to the obvious financial gain". David Fairen-Jimenez (University of Cambridge): Winner 2015, Materials

2016 partners

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s partners are multinational companies who are global leaders in their fields; they will provide tailored business support and guidance to all winners in each of the competition categories.

This year they are  P&G, AstraZeneca, GSK, Croda, GE Healthcare, Johnson Matthey, Schlumberger, Pfizer, Unilever, AkzoNobel and Aramco.


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