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Venture Out ideas competition

The annual enterprise ideas competition for all current students and researchers across The University of Manchester.

Supported by A2E Industries

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About Venture Out

Have you got a great solution to a problem? Here's your opportunity to win a cash prize and make your idea a reality with Masood Enterprise Centre's annual ideas competition.

  • Win cash prizes to support the development of your idea
  • Enhance your CV - gain enterprise and entrepreneurship skills
  • Learn how to identify opportunities and develop ideas

The competition is open to all current undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers from across The University of Manchester. You can enter as an individual or a team of up to six members.

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Cash prizes in each category


First prize


Second prize


Third prize

Competition categories

Ideas that have commercial potential via new products or services (but wouldn’t primarily fall within one of the other 4 categories).

Ideas that that utilise the generation or exploitation of knowledge and information to generate new experiences and innovative business opportunities.

Ideas that that support the protection and improvement of the environment.

Ideas that improve the lives and social wellbeing of people and communities.

Ideas that focus on the application of new and emerging technologies to provide potentially radical and disruptive solutions to real-world problems.

Venture Out 2018 winners

The 2018 winners were announced at an awards ceremony at the University in December.

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Venture Out 2018 ideas competition winners revealed