21 November - 22 November 2023

Bright SCIdea Challenge 2024 Training Workshops

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Are you a university student and budding entrepreneur with a plausible scientific concept for a product or service? Wondering how you go about commercialising your product and building a business?

Attend this free, accredited business training and register your interest for the Bright SCIdea Challenge to be in with a chance of winning a £5,000 cash prize!

How it works:

    • Form a team of 3-4 University students
    • Develop a plausible scientific concept with a societal benefit
    • Register your team 
    • Attend the Bright SCIdea Challenge 2024 training workshops
    • Turn your concept into a compelling product or service
    • Develop a business plan to commercialise your innovation

This business development and entrepreneurship training is delivered by experts from the SCI network. This year’s training programme will cover a range of modules held over two 2-hour online workshops. To register for the free training workshops please register via the "Register for this event" button.

For more information and entry eligibility, please contact BrightSCIdea@soci.org or visit Bright SCIdea Challenge.


This training is available to university students who wish to enter the Bright SCIdea 2024 competition. If you would like to attend but have not yet registered your team, you can now register your interest.

Don’t have a Bright SCIdea team yet but want to register? Contact BrightSCIdea@soci.org for more information.

Please note: These workshops may finish before 4pm on both days but we advise that delegates allow two hours to ensure they receive the full training.



Tuesday 21 November 2023
Workshop 1
Patents and Intellectual Property, the Perfect Pitch and Winners’ Perspective
Wednesday 22 November 2023
Workshop 2
Managing the Money, Marketing and Branding and an Entrepreneurship journey
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This training is free to attend.

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