ABOUT THE COMPETITION
The Trinity Bradfield Prize is one of the leading early stage Tech & Science awards running at The University of Cambridge. It is operated by Trinity College Cambridge and The Bradfield Centre.
No-strings attached grant funding is provided, alongside a comprehensive package of support and mentoring, designed to support translating early stage technologies into real-world impact.
PRIZES & AWARDS
For the 2023 edition, a total prize pot of £30,000 of non-dilutive funding is available for up to 4 main prize winners.
£10,000 First Prize
£10,000 Commercialisation Prize
£5,000 Hellings Prize
£5,000 Runner Up Prize
ALL APPLICANTS will be invited to attend four in person workshops covering key entrepreneurial topics led by subject matter experts, including Pitching, Customer Discovery, IP and Business Plan development.
ALL FINALISTS will have access to our hand picked Mentor network, providing 1:1 support and advice.
ALL FINALISTS receive 3 months free Membership of The Bradfield Centre - the regions leading Tech Hub, providing an opportunity to rub shoulders with the founders of 120 startups that make up The Bradfield Centre community.
ALL WINNERS enjoy associated media coverage, helping to boost the profile of their projects.
At least one member of the team be a student (post-graduate or undergraduate) or an early career researcher (not yet career independent) at The University of Cambridge.
The finalist cohort from the previous Trinity Bradfield Prize are eligible for the Commercialisation Prize.
Single applicants and repeat applicants are encouraged to apply.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Phase 1 - complete our application form.
Phase 2 - attend our entrepreneurship workshops.
Phase 3 - applicants provide a 5 slide PowerPoint presentation. Focus on the clarity of your message and narrative, and apply your learning from the entrepreneurship workshops. Do not overly worry about producing professional slide designs, videos, and graphics. The slide format is as follows:
Project Overview/Value Proposition
Phase 5 - Pitch final and winners announced. Mentoring & Bradfield Centre access continues.
Sir Greg Winter
Our chair of Judges. Former Master of Trinity College, Sir Greg is a Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist best known for his work on the therapeutic use of monoclonal antibodies.
2023 is the fifth edition of The Trinity Bradfield Prize. To date, more than 300 teams have applied to the prize with £70,000 in prizes awarded. The prize has become one of the leading early start Tech & Science awards running at The University of Cambridge.
As a high profile competition, the winners of The Trinity Bradfield Prize enjoy coverage in Business Weekly, Cambridge Independent, The Bradfield Centre Blog, Trinity College Blog and Cambridge Tech Podcast
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