Innovator Launchpad

Innovator Launchpad is a new Facebook community powered by Murgitroyd to provide a space for innovators to collaborate, access resources and compete for funding. Visit the Innovator Launchpad here to learn more.

Murgitroyd’s Innovator Launchpad Award

For a chance to win a first place prize worth £7,500 plus some other great prizes, tell us your innovation story through video. We are looking to provide support for innovators to help kick-start their business venture. Are you a pre-profit business or charity based in the UK? Then this competition may be for you!

The competition takes place twice each year, in the Spring and Autumn. The Spring competition has concluded however we will soon begin accepting applications for Autumn 2017.  We will announce the start of the next competition via the Innovator Launchpad page on Facebook so be sure to Like Us so you will be alerted when the competition begins.

 The winner of the Innovator Launchpad Award will receive:

  • £5,000 cash award
  • £2,500 of in-kind intellectual property advice
  • Customised Betabrand space jacket!
  • Professional photo shoot
  • Free publicity, including UK press release and 1-page regional full color advertisement (see example at bottom of page)

The two runners-up will be awarded:

  • £1,000 of in-kind intellectual property advice

Who is eligible to apply?

Any UK-registered pre-profit business that provides a groundbreaking solution to a business or social problem.

How is a winner selected?

Innovation videos are submitted during the designated story submission period. After your video goes through initial review (to ensure it is eligible and that your IP is protected), it will go through a first judging stage according to four criteria – Innovation, Impact, Sustainability and Definition/Presentation. After this judging stage, the top 10 entries will be posted on the Murgitroyd Innovator Launchpad Facebook community for public voting (and free publicity for you!).  When voting closes, the three entries with the most Facebook Likes will go forward as finalists in a judging process where each will be interviewed by a cross-industry panel.  A winner will be announced, along with the first and second runners-up, then will be awarded with the prizes listed above.  All entrants will receive special edition 2017 Innovator Launchpad merchandise.