Invent 2017 Competition Opens

Mar 072017
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Connect in association with Catalyst Inc has announced that the 2017 INVENT competition is now open.

INVENT is an annual competition that showcases and rewards local innovations that promise the greatest potential.  It’s an opportunity to gain high-profile exposure; to market-validate your idea; to unlock a quality network of influencers and to win a place on the NI Tech Mission to California. There’s also a prize fund of £33,000 shared by the winners.

One of the most useful door-opening opportunities for science and technology innovators in Northern Ireland, the 2017 search for the region’s inventions with the greatest commercial potential is seeking applications for innovations across six categories:

  • Creative Media and Consumer Internet
  • Agri-Science
  • Life and Health
  • Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Enterprise Software

A prize fund of £33,000 is available, as well as a fast track on the Springboard support programme and an opportunity to take part in the Northern Ireland ‘Tech Mission’ to California.

Do you have a product idea you are passionate about? Invent 2017 is now open for applications. Find out more:

The closing date is 31st March 2017.

Full details are on the INVENT website at

Please note: applicants from HSC bodies should consult HSC Innovations well before submitting an application to ensure that intellectual property matters have been properly considered.