This scheme is currently closed and will reopen in 2018.

The final event for this year's competiton will be held on 28 September 2017. Please register on the link below:

Events: Launchpad final 2017

The aim of the Enterprise Hub’s Launchpad Competition is to enable budding engineering entrepreneurs aged 19-25 to start a new business based on their engineering innovation and maximise the chances of its successful growth.

The winner of the Launchpad Competition will receive the JC Gammon Award: a year’s Membership of the Academy’s Enterprise Hub including mentoring, training, networking opportunities with some of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs and investors, and a £15,000 prize. Up to two other individuals or teams may be chosen as runners up, at the discretion of the Judging Panel.

The Launchpad Competition is generously supported by the Gammon family.

2017 Launchpad Competition guidance notes (88.11 KB)

For further details, please email the Enterprise team.


The winner of the 2016 competition was selected and announced at the Final on 22 September 2016.

The winner was Michael Tougher, with his product, Dots. More information about the 2016 finalists can be found here:

News: ‘Musical Raspberry Pi’ inventor named UK’s most promising young tech entrepreneur

You can read about the 2014 and 2015 winners and how the JC Gammon Award has helped them in this case study and profile.