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Business innovation competition for undergraduate and graduate engineers – apply to run the competition at your university

The University of Nottingham’s Ingenuity17 first prize winner of the Engineers in Business Prize:  Emma Hartley of Pulse AED is presented with her award by EIBF President, David Falzani.

The Engineers in Business competition was created to increase the level of participation in business courses and business competitions by engineering undergraduates and graduates, giving them the opportunity to gain more commercial education. Engineers in Business competition focuses on business innovation and works with universities which have existing competitions or elective modules for engineering students.  Universities can apply to run Engineers in Business. The competition offers each university:

  • £3,000 Prize Fund: Typically  this  is  awarded  as  a  £1,500  prize,  a  £1,000  prize  and  a  £500  prize  for  the  top three individual  engineers,  or  teams  including  engineers.

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This Competition is Now Closed

Innovation Essay Competition 

Thirty high-level business leaders are offering career and entrepreneurial mentoring to student and graduate engineers. Mentoring prizes are available for 30 winners – 15 student engineers and 15 graduate engineers. The competition is open now with entries required by 28 February 2018. Download this poster for display on a notice board. Mentor30Engineers is a new competition inviting student engineers/young engineers to conceive an idea that tackles a problem in society.  Our society is a complex machine in the way that information is collected, decisions are made, how decisions and actions are communicated – sometimes this works and sometimes it breaks down resulting in major impacts on people’s lives. Mentor30Engineers invites engineers to stretch their minds and come up with a solution to some of the biggest challenges facing society today (our aim is to stimulate thinking beyond app solutions that tend to proliferate business competitions).  We are looking for imaginative and inspiring big ideas. View full competition details

Who Will Mentor the Winners?

Below is the list of 30 highly experienced business leaders, all Sainsbury Management Fellows, who will mentor winners of the Mentors30Engineers competition.  You can click their LinkedIn profiles to learn more about their careers.  Our SMF mentors are looking forward to working with the winners! Entries to this competition are now closed.



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