Innovator Launchpad Autumn 2017 Competition

Innovator Launchpad is a Facebook community powered by Murgitroyd providing a space for innovators to collaborate, access resources and compete for funding.

Innovator Launchpad Is Back!

After a successful first competition in Spring 2017, Innovator Launchpad is back this Autumn with a new format and some great prizes!

The Story So Far

Innovator Launchpad was created by Murgitroyd in Spring 2017 to support the start-up community in the UK by giving the community a Facebook platform on which to collaborate, access useful resources and compete for funding.

We chose Facebook as the hub for our activities, as our research told us that this was where many entrepreneurs liked to communicate, and we made our entry process as quick and hassle-free as possible by using a simple form, so that our innovators didn’t get caught up in excess paperwork.

Early-stage companies from across the UK entered the Spring 2017 competition, and the top prize was won by Brian Miller and Monika Tomecka of UFraction8, a Scotland-based biotech start-up and creator of an energy-efficient, scalable bioprocessing technology.

See a video about Brian and Monika’s prizewinning journey here.

Brian and Monika also did a Facebook Live interview with The Scotsman which you can view here.

Autumn 2017 Competition

So now we’re back with another competition, launching Wed. 25th Oct, 2017 at 1200 GMT. This time, there’s a twist – in addition to your entry form, we’d like you to supply a 30-second video, so that we and the members of the public who vote on your entry can really see the passion you have for your business and why you feel it solves an important problem!


We would like to acknowledge our thanks to sponsors Leyton and Betabrand, who are supporting the Autumn competition.


First Prize
  • £6,500 cash
  • £2,500 intellectual property services from Murgitroyd
  • £1,500 innovation funding advisory services from Leyton
  • Limited edition Betabrand space jacket
  • Professional photoshoot
  • Free publicity, including UK press release and 1-page full-colour regional advertisement
Second Prize
  • £500 cash
  • £1,000 intellectual property services from Murgitroyd
  • Free innovation funding advisory consultation with Leyton
Third Prize
  • £250 cash
  • £750 intellectual property services from Murgitroyd
  • Free innovation funding advisory consultation with Leyton

Get Ready To Enter!

To enter the competition, simply click on our application button below – entries will be accepted from Wed. 25th Oct. at 1200 GMT!

Terms & Conditions and Video Guidelines can be found here.

Innovator Launchpad Autumn 2017 Timetable

  • Wed 25th Oct, 1200 GMT – Submissions open
  • Wed 15th Nov, 1200 GMT – Submissions close
  • Fri 1st Dec, 1200 GMT – Public Facebook vote opens
  • Thu 14th Dec, 1200 GMT – Public Facebook vote closes
  • Fri 15th Dec, 1200 GMT – Announcement of final three
  • Wed 3rd Jan – Fri 12th Jan – Finalist interviews
  • Tue 16th Jan – Winner Announcement on Facebook Live
  • Wed 31st Jan – Winner’s lunch, photoshoot and Facebook Live broadcast

Contact Our Team

Should you have any questions about the Innovator Launchpad Autumn 2017 competition, please contact a member of the Innovator Launchpad team: