The deadline to enter the Make it in Great Britain Challenge – a competition to find the most innovative pre-market products, processes and concepts – is fast approaching.
The challenge is open to inventors, manufacturers, engineers, designers, businesses of all sizes, young people and the general public. It forms part of the Make it in Great Britain campaign, which aims to change the image of modern manufacturing.
Judges are seeking entries across five categories, which include Make it…Stronger, Make it…Smarter, Make it…Sustainable, Make it…Life Changing, and Make it…Breakthrough (for 16 to 21-year-old entrants only).
The winning entries from each category will showcase their creations on a weekly basis at the Make it in Great Britain exhibition at the Science Museum in London, which will take place during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Visitors to the six-week exhibition will be invited to vote on their favourite entry. The winners from each weekly vote will feature together in the final week of the exhibit.
Make it…Breakthrough has been specifically designed for young people and entries can conform to any of the other four categories. Ahead of the exhibition opening in July, members of the public will have a chance to vote on which of the finalists in this category they believe is the most significant innovation, with the winner securing a place in the Science Museum for the entire duration of the exhibit.
Business Minister Mark Prisk said: “The Make it in Great Britain campaign is all about transforming the image of modern UK manufacturing, and raising awareness of its importance to our nation’s economy.
“This Challenge creates the perfect platform to celebrate the most innovative and creative manufacturing minds out there today, while showcasing their skills to potential investors, employers and peers who could help kick-start their ideas into real commercial ventures.”
The deadline to enter the competition is April 5.
Find out more about the Make it in Great Britain Challenge.