The Rapid Challenge – The Final

12th November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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Join us for the culmination of The RAPID Challenge and see presentations from the best hardware start-ups.

Welcome to the culmination of The RAPID Challenge, The Final. Aimed at hardware entrepreneurs and start-ups, the applicants have taken part in a workshop, submitted business plans and attended interviews. The three finalist companies have been selected to present their businesses and projects looking for support, connections and investment. In addition to the presentations, there will also be a Keynote from the Lead Partner TBAT Innovation.

We thank all our partners, Prodrive, TBAT Innovation, Crowdcube, The IP Asset Partnership, Clayden Law and Develop3D. You can learn more and reach out to our partners in the Expo area.

12th November 10.00AM

A Challenge designed for hardware entrepreneurs and start-ups.

The following 3 stage process has been created with the ethos that all who pass the criteria receive value by taking part. Specifically designed to address the challenges met by those commercialising hardware projects.

  1. Workshop
    Projects matching the entry criteria will be invited to attend a range of workshops. These sessions will include valuable advice and insight from our challenge partners to help you build and develop the business plan for your project. Following the workshop, applicants will be asked to submit a pitch deck including their business plan in order to reach the interview stage.
  2. Interview
    The business plans will be reviewed by a judging panel consisting of industry experts representing The RAPID Challenge Partners. Five successful submissions will be invited to the interview stage to present their project and business plans in more detail and answer questions from the judging panel. The best 3 projects will proceed to the Finals event.
  3. Final
    The final event will provide the best 3 projects with the opportunity to present their project to a wider audience of RAPID Challenge partners, affiliates, invited guests and investors where the winners of the prize package will be announced

£50K Prize Package
A prize package specifically curated to benefit hardware startups. The prize package consists of:

  • £5K cash prize
  • An engineering service package from Prodrive
  • An R&D and grant application service package from TBAT Innovation
  • Discounted listing fees on Crowdcube
  • Patent advice services from The IP Asset Partnership
  • An early business legal advice package from Clayden Law


12th November 2020
10:00 am - 11:15 am
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