Young Entrepreneurs Scheme 21 Open

YES21 has been devised for Early Career Researchers, PhD's and Postdocs to understand the processes involved in bringing an idea to market but also nurture a positive, effective team environment to develop a presentation that shows the business could be viable, investable and ultimately successful.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop complimentary skills alongside research/PhD. Join one of the 40 minute information events, hosted throughout July and August, to find out what is involved in #YES21 and how you can develop enterprise skills; think creatively to produce innovative solutions to major challenges; discover how to communicate research with impact; work in a team; share a prize fund of £10k; and visit the Royal Society. Application deadine is 25th August. 

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The Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) is an innovative global competition developed to raise awareness among early career researchers how ideas can be commercialised.

For the past 26 years, teams, united by a dedication to their subject, curiosity, enthusiasm and a desire to learn, attempt to deploy novel science and engineering to address societal challenges such as the ageing population, sustainable food production, global warming and driverless cars. In this way, they develop a business plan for a start-up company based on a hypothetical but plausible idea during an intense three-day workshop.

YES21 is organised in partnership with:

  • The University of Nottingham’s Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HGI)
  • Association of Science Technology and Innovation (ASTI)
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK)
  • Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst (SBC)
  • Syngenta