SCI’s Bright SCIdea – Science and Business Competition!

Got a great idea? Ready to align your scientific senses with your business brain? Then apply for the Society of Chemical Industry‘s Bright SCIdea Challenge 2020 and compete to win £5000.

SCI’s Bright SCIdea Final 2019 from SCI on Vimeo.


To enter, you’ll have to gather a team of 3-4 and develop an idea for science innovation into a business plan.


29 November 2019

Enter your team 

6 December 2019

Business and entrepreneurship training

14 February 2020

Deadline to submit your business plan

Submit your business plan for SCIdea for a chance to compete at our competition final.

17 March 2020

Competition final

Teams will pitch their SCIdea to a panel of judges and get to network with members of SCI’s expert community

You’ll gain:

  • Experience in commercialising innovation and building a business
  • Experience networking with industry experts and entrepreneurs
  • Experience working in a team on an exciting project


Check out previous competitors and winners for 2019 and 2018 and apply here!


The King’s Careers Take: So if you’re all primed with your award-winning idea, check out our resources to craft the best application possible. Read our Keats pages for application advice and how to use InterviewStream to practice your interview and presentation technique – read about how to access their subscription through King’s.

Good luck!