Bright Ideas Competition

Win a prize of £200 for your bright business idea.

The Bright Ideas Competition 2022 is now closed for entries.

Bright Ideas is Masood Entrepreneurship Centre’s annual student ideas competition where you have the opportunity to get your hands on a prize to help take your idea forward. If you have an idea for a new business, a social project, the application of technology, or something completely different - we want to know about it.

At the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre, we believe that anyone can have a bright idea, and that bright ideas can come from anywhere, regardless of background. If you’re an undergraduate or postgraduate student here at The University of Manchester and have an idea – no matter how big or small - then you could get your hands on a £200 prize!

Last year we received a high number of entries covering all sorts of topics, from a smart watch to monitor and support medication for people with memory illnesses, to making plant based dog foods to be available to pet owners in supermarkets and a device scanning and translating into braille.

The idea you enter is limited only by your imagination.

How to enter

  1. Read the Bright Ideas terms and conditions in full.
  2. Complete the online application form by 12:00 pm. on Thursday 10 November 2022 which includes a 500 word summary of your idea (it might be easier if you type this on Word and then copy and paste into the online form).
  3. If shortlisted, you’ll be invited to produce a short (up to 30 secs) video clip describing your idea to support your entry. 
  4. Keep an eye on your emails! Ten students selected by our judges will each win a £200 prize.