Applications for the 2019 Launchpad Competition are now closed.

Each year we help one budding engineering entrepreneur aged 18-25 to start a business based on their engineering innovation.

Over our 12 month programme we focus on equipping the awardee with the confidence, skills, experience and network of expert advisors necessary to enable them to develop their innovation. The most successful awardees will then serve as role models to inspire the next generation of aspiring entrepreneurs, passing on the skills they have gained.

The Launchpad Competition is generously supported by the Gammon family, and the winner will received:

  • The JC Gammon Award
  • £15,000 equity-free cash prize
  • Lifetime membership of the Enterprise Hub

Application Form (via online grant system – you must first register with the system and create a profile)

Launchpad Competition guidance notes (362.85 KB)

For further details, please email the Enterprise team.

To date we have supported 94 Entrepreneurs with £4.5 million of seed funding. They have raised over £83 million in further funding, and now employ over 400 staff.