Royal Society of Chemistry Competition

The Emerging Technologies Competition 2016


The Emerging Technologies Competition is the Royal Society of Chemistry’s annual innovation initiative, turning promising ideas into commercial reality.

Now in its fourth year, the competition brings cutting edge science to the real world for the benefit of society.


This competition aims to accelerate the commercialisation of innovative technologies in the following areas... (find out more about them here)

  • Health & wellbeing

  • Energy & environment

  • Food & water

  • Materials


The competition is free to enter and open to small companies, universities, and research institutions, who can apply using our online application form. We welcome ideas, at any stage of development, from across the UK and Europe. 

Shortlisted entrants will be invited to present their ideas to a panel of expert judges at the competition final, taking place at Chemistry Means Business 2016. This is a high-profile two-day event bringing together professionals from across the chemistry-using community.


Applications open on 11 January 2016; until then, you can register your interest, and we'll be in touch with more information once the competition goes live.

Find out more about the application process here.