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What's your winning idea?

The UHI Business Competition is open for entries to any student enrolled at a University of the Highlands and Islands’ college or research centre as well as residents aged 16 years or over living in the Highlands and Islands, Moray, Perthshire and Argyll. 

Our generous sponsors have donated a total prize fund of £8,000 as well as accountancy and legal packages offered by Johnston Carmichael and Harper Macleod LLP. 

The closing date for entries is midday on 18th April 2023 with shortlisting taking place on 2nd May.  The finalists will then be invited to pitch to our judges on 24th May 2023 and from there the judges will make their final decisions with the winners being announced at our finals event that evening.  


   📣 Shout out to Engineering students 📣

Engineers in Business Fellowship (EIBF) are sponsoring prize(s) of up to £3,000.  If you are an engineering student/alumnus from a Scottish university then you have an even greater chance of winning some of the prize pot!  Your entry doesn't need to be an engineering idea and you can enter individually or as a group. 

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Simply enter online by answering 4 main questions:-
  1. Explain your business idea.
  2. What inspired you to think of the idea?
  3. Who will your customers be?
  4. What will you need to make your idea a reality?
You have up to 2,000 characters (which includes spaces) to answer each question and you can save your entry multiple times before finally submitting.  So, what are you waiting for?  

Terms and conditions apply.


Sponsors

Many thanks to the following for their continued sponsorship and support:
 
UHI Inverness, The Apprentice Store,  Engineers in Business Fellowship, Harper Macleod LLP, Johnston Carmichael, Northern Innovation Hub, University of the Highlands and Islands, and Whyte & Mackay.

 

Converge

For any members of staff from across the partnership or students or alumni of a Scottish University, why not also consider entering one of the 4 challenges run by Converge.  Converge delivers Scotland's largest entrepreneurial training programme and competition with a prize fund pot in excess of £160,000.  

There are 4 main challenges - 

Converge Challenge
Net Zero Challenge
Create Change Challenge
KickStart Challenge

Check out the links and see which Challenge works for you.  If you require further information or help with your application then please contact our colleague - Darlene Russell at darlene.m.russell@uhi.ac.uk who will be keen to assist.