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January 2016

The EmergingTechnologies Competition 2016

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s annual inno-

vation competition is open for entries until 14

March 2016.This is a chance for small companies

and academic entrepreneurs to win bespoke

support in commercialising their technologies.

The winners of the Emerging Technologies

Competition will receive on-going support from

the competition’s partners: leading multinational

companies, drawn from wide range of special-

isms.Their support, tailored to the needs of the winner, has previously ranged from

backing funding proposals and providing funding for chemicals, to assisting with strategy

reviews and helping clarify market opportunities.With this help, the seven 2013-1014

winners have already gone on to raise over £16 million in investment, obtained com-

mercial contracts and are continuing to increase their number of employees.

Winners of the competition are also given multiple PR opportunities and up to

£20,000 to develop their idea.All shortlisted entrants now receive a day of specialised

business training and an exhibition stand at the Royal Society of Chemistry’s flagship

industry event – Chemistry Means Business.

The competition welcomes disruptive technologies in the fields of: health & wellbeing,

energy & environment, food & drink, and materials. Find out more and apply


The Competition Partners

AkzoNobel, Aramco, AstraZeneca, Croda, GE Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, Procter

& Gamble, Schlumberger, Pfizer and Unilever.

2105 CompetitionWinners

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