19 March 2024

Bright SCIdea Challenge 2024 Final

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SCI, Belgrave Square, London

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


SCI’s Bright SCIdea Challenge is an annual entrepreneurial competition which allows university students the opportunity to develop and showcase their business skills. The Bright SCIdea challenge asks students to develop a plausible scientific concept that could be commercialised for the benefit of society. University teams receive free, accredited business planning training and are asked to submit a full business plan, detailing how their idea can be taken to market. Shortlisted teams are invited to pitch their idea at the final to win a significant cash prize. The first Bright SCIdea challenge took place in March 2018 and since has seen winners go on to launch companies and take their products to market.

This year, SCI will host the Bright SCIdea Challenge final as a Hybrid event in March 2024 where shortlisted teams will pitch their ideas to the panel of industry experts.

Please note, places at this event are limited, therefore please use the 'Contact Us' button to complete a short form and a member of our conferences team will be in touch to confirm availability.

2024 Finalists

To be confirmed.


Registration is for in person attendance. Please note this is an invitation only event - other registrations will be reviewed and preference for in person attendance will be given to attendees with a connection to competing teams. The event is also being held online, so attendees unable to attend in person will be sent joining details no later than 12 March.

Draft Programme

Tuesday 19 March 2024

Audience registration and poster session
Welcome and Introduction
Sharon Todd, CEO
Round 1 of pitching teams
Refreshment and poster session
Round 2 of pitching teams
Judging session and refreshments
Drinks reception
Accessibility Grants

SCI accessibility grants are available to support SCI members with disabilities, long term health conditions, those who require a carer, and members who are nursing parents to attend SCI events. Download an application form to apply for a grant.

Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square

Bright SCIdea team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: BrightSCIdea@soci.org

This is a free event. To enable us to control the number of visitors into the building, we are asking all delegates to register in advance. 

For this reason, registration will close 24 hours prior to the event and only registered guests will be admitted.

All registrations will automatically receive a confirmation within 24 hours of registering for the event. Should you not receive written confirmation of your booking, please email BrightSCIdea@soci.org,

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