Eli and Britt Harari Enterprise Award - Launching February 2019
The Eli and Britt Harari Enterprise Award, in association with Professor Sir Andre Geim, is an annual award to help establish new companies involved with graphene and other 2D materials at The University of Manchester.
About the Eli and Britt Harari Enterprise Award
The award acts as seed funding to enable award winners to take the first steps towards the successful application of the technology described in their application. It recognises the role that high-level, flexible early-stage financial support can play in the successful development of a business targeting the full commercialisation of a product or technology related to research in graphene or 2D materials.
Two prizes of £50,000 and £20,000 will be awarded to the individuals or teams whose proposals are judged to best demonstrate how technology related to graphene and other 2D materials can be applied to a viable commercial opportunity.
Applications are welcomed from students, postdoctoral researchers or recent graduates of the University. Further details can be found in the competition terms and conditions >>
Significant help and support is available to guide you through the business aspects of a proposal.
Register your interest
If you are considering submitting an entry, please register your interest by sending an email to Dr Martin Henery at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will then receive details of workshops, seminars and one-to-one support for your application.
This competition is funded by the North American Foundation for The University of Manchester, through the generous support of one of the University’s former students, Dr Eli Harari, and his wife Britt.
The 2019 competition is open to both individuals and teams.
Entrants must be current students (undergraduate or postgraduate), postdoctoral researchers at The University of Manchester or alumni of The University of Manchester who graduated after June 2014.
Teams can contain up to six people but at least half of the team must be current students (undergraduate or postgraduate), postdoctoral researchers at The University of Manchester or alumni of The University of Manchester who graduated after June 2014.
There are two stages to the competition.
Submission of a completed application form.
Shortlisted entrants will be asked to present a 15-minute Powerpoint presentation to a panel, followed by up to 15 minutes of questioning. Shortlisted entrants will be offered support in order to further develop their proposal ready for presentation to the panel.
The winners of the 2018 Award were Honeycomb Biotechnology and Advanced Graphene Structures.