June 1st



September 12th



Date to be 


Prize Giving Ceremony

(In Person & Streamed)

Applications for the 2021 edition of the prize open soon

2019 Winners - IsoTagiT

The Trinity Bradfield Prize returns for 2021, the third  edition of the competition.

One of the most popular science & technology competitions running at The University of Cambridge, the 2018 & 2019 editions of the prize attracted 164 applications with £35,000 awarded in non dilutive prize money.


The prize is open for applications from any Cambridge student keen to pursue early-stage tech ideas and commercialise their research. Undergraduates, postgraduates and early career researchers at Cambridge are encouraged to apply. At least one member of each team needs to be a member of the University of Cambridge.


New for 2021, all finalists will enjoy a 3 month program of relevant mentoring and complimentary membership of the state-of-the-art Bradfield Centre, the leading entrepreneurial hub in the region.


2018 winner Simon Engelke went on to win the NanoDTC Translational Prize Fellowship enabling him to continue developing a prototype for battery electrodes with improved diffusion, saying the experience at The Bradfield Centre had been invaluable. "The training we have received has been fantastic – it helped me even more than the money – and helped me grow as an entrepreneur."

2019 winners IsoTagiT uses advanced molecular tags to identify counterfeits – from medical, aircraft and marine components, pharmaceutical drugs, electronic devices to designer handbags, works of art and even bank notes. Read more.

If you are a University of Cambridge student interested in helping to organise and deliver the 2021 Trinity Bradfield Prize, please see our volunteer roles.


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