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INVENT rewards NI's best innovations and proof of concept ideas that have the greatest commercial potential.

What is Invent?

Invent is Catalyst Inc's annual competition supported by headline sponsor Bank of Ireland UK. It showcases and rewards local innovations and proof of concept ideas that have the greatest commercial potential. It’s an opportunity to gain high-profile exposure; to validate your idea and to unlock a quality network of influencers. There’s also a prize fund of £33,000 shared by the winners. =

Who is Invent for?

Invent is an opportunity for enthusiastic and passionate innovators and entrepreneurs across Northern Ireland to be part of a unique competition that helps to unlock the potential of innovative ideas. It’s time to put your innovation in the spotlight! With comprehensive support from Ulster University staff and the UUSU Enterprise Centre we will help you prepare for pitches and connect you with experts in the areas you feel you need help i.e. financial planning. 

​Ideal for Ulster University students

​With a range of support services available to you as an UIster University student you will be able to take part in this amazing competition knowing you have the support to guide you through. Check out this video from previous student entrepreneurs telling us how they found their time in the 2017 competition and what they gained from taking part. 

How do you apply?

​You can find out lots more information on the competition, the categories, timelines and how to apply here

If you are thinking about applying and would like to avail of the support available or wish talk to a UUSU Enterprise Business advisor about the compeition, then get in touch with Chris Shannon c.shannon@ulster.ac.uk

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