Eli and Britt Harari Enterprise Award
This annual award aims to help students, postdoctoral researchers, and recent graduates at The University of Manchester establish new companies involving graphene or other 2D materials.
The Eli and Britt Harari Enterprise competition is now closed for entries
Prizes of £50,000 and £20,000 will be awarded to the individuals or teams who can best demonstrate how their technology relating to graphene or other 2D materials could be applied to a viable commercial opportunity.
This year will also see the inclusion of an additional prize that celebrates the University's position leading the world on sustainable development.
Applications will be judged on the strength of their business plan to develop a new graphene-related business.
The award then becomes seed funding to allow the candidate to take the first steps towards realising this plan. 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.
- Week of 23 May - meet with application experts from GEIC;
- Week of 30 May - meet with commercialisation experts;
- Friday 10 June - entry deadline, 12:00 pm.;
- Wednesday 15 June – Finalists notified;
- Wednesday 29 June - Finalists invited to pitch to Mock Panel;
- Monday 4 July - Final Judging Panel;
- Friday 8 July - Winners Awards Event;
*timings may vary
Applications are welcomed from students, postdoctoral researchers and recent graduates of The University of Manchester.
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.