Enterprise Competitions

Competitions are a great way to raise start-up capital, get exposure for your business and meet a wide range of industry contacts that are eager to help you succeed on your entrepreneurial journey. Last year Ulster University staff and students were finalists or winners of 16 awards/competitions in Northern Ireland, UK and internationally. The UUSU Enterprise Centre offers a full support package to anyone who enters an enterprise/business competition so if you are even considering entering make sure you reach out to avail of all the support on offer. 

Check out the video below highlighting the key dates and opportunities in 2019 competitions:


Shark Tank

UUSU Shark Tank aims to identify the best student ventures at Ulster University, participants recieve business support from UUSU Enterprise Centre both during and after the competition. 

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Invent is Catalyst Inc's annual competition that showcases and rewards local innovations and proof of concept ideas from Northern Ireland that have the greatest commercial potential with a prize fund of over £33,000.

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Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards

This prestigious UK wide university competition rewards the UK's most talented student entrepreneurs through huge cash prizes, mentoring and exclusive networking opportunities, so far this compeition has given away more than £340,000 to UK students.

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Student Entrepreneur Awards

If you have a business idea with proven commercial potential then the Student Entrepreneur Awards is the competition for you. With 5 individual prizes starting at £5k and up to £10k you could be chosen to represent UU at this all Ireland award ceremony. 

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Innovation Challenge

A faculty wide Innovation Challenge for Computing & Engineering students at Ulster. Submit your ideas by 11th March to be in with the chance to win up to £3,000

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