Converge Challenge shortlist announced
3 May 2018
Following record-breaking entries to this year’s Converge Challenge, the leading top 60 projects from Scottish universities have been shortlisted.
The SFC-funded Converge Challenge is a company creation competition and entrepreneurship development programme for staff, students, and recent graduates of Scottish universities and research institutes aimed at creating a new generation of entrepreneurs in Scotland.
The top 60 competitors will benefit from a range of opportunities and support to enable them to further develop their business propositions before competing for a total prize fund of over £160,000 of cash and in-kind business support for the winners.
This year’s finalists include ideas covering women’s health, virtual reality, cybercrime, robotics, renewables and sustainability.
The three Converge Challenge award categories are: Converge Challenge - for those with an established idea; KickStart - for early stage ideas; Social Enterprise - for ideas focussing on social and environmental issues.
A full list of all finalists can be found on the Converge Challenge website.