Converge Challenge is back!

Calling all budding entrepreneurs: are you ready for your next big challenge?

We are looking for entrepreneurs with bright ideas to turn into a viable business. If that's you, then why not enter the Converge Challenge Business Plan Competition?

About Converge Challenge

Converge Challenge aims to support the next generation of Scottish research entrepreneurs in business and technology and offers the first prize winner a business start up package worth over £10,000 to help make their business idea a reality.

The Competition organisers have brought together a team of experts to support the Converge Challenge 2011 winners to develop their business ideas through training and advice. The combination of these exceptional expert offerings will create an exciting entrepreneurial experience for each of the three winners that includes mentorship in legal matters, finance and business development.


Co-ordinated by Heriot-Watt University, the Converge Challenge is open to early stage researchers (PhD students, Postdoctoral Fellows, academic research staff) and more junior researchers (MSc, MRes and final year BSc students with research experience).

All applicants must be research students and staff from Heriot-Watt, or Scottish Research Pools of which Heriot-Watt is a member (ERPem, ScotCHEM, SISCA, SIPR, SIRE, MASTS and  SUPA).

Find out more about Converge Challenge.