Business Ideas Competition for Engineering students | LAUNCH.ed

Do you have an idea you think could make money or make a difference? Tell us all about it and you could win part of £1,000!

This competition is only open to current students and recent graduates (two years) from the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. Your idea does not need to be fully developed and you do not need a complete strategy to put the idea into practice.

If you have an early-stage business or social enterprise idea, this is a fantastic opportunity to find out if your idea has commercial viability and to discover how you can make it a reality. You have to be from the School of Engineering, but your idea does not! You can enter any business or social enterprise idea, it does not have to be related to engineering.

Not from the School of Engineering?

Enter our other competition which is open to all students and recent graduates from the University of Edinburgh. The same rules apply. Find out more here.

How the competition works

All you have to do is fill in the application form and tell us more about your idea before the deadline which is at 8am on Monday 12th November. Find out more on eligibility and entry criteria here.

This competition is sponsored by Sainsbury Management Fellows, the MBA scholarship scheme of Engineering in Business Fellowship. This registered charity promotes the importance and value of business education for engineers in order to improve people’s lives and the performance of the UK and global economies.


The judges will choose the top ideas and winners will be announced at our end of the year, festive event, at the end of November.

1st prize – £500

2nd prize – £300

3rd prize – £200

This competition is now closed.

For any other enquiries regarding the competition, please email

The University of Edinburgh

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