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Young Innovators

Aged between 18 and 30 years old and looking for business support? You've come to the right place!

Business in Britain is changing. Over the next 3 years, Innovate UK has £2.2 million to support young people to develop their innovative ideas to change the face of business in Britain.


The Young Innovators programme, which includes annual awards for young people with creative and ground-breaking business ideas and a high-profile #IdeasMeanBusiness campaign, is a partnership between Innovate UK and the Prince’s Trust.


By 2023, the Young Innovators programme will award up to 100 young people from diverse backgrounds with a £5,000 grant, one-on-one business coaching and an allowance to cover living costs.


So far, 24 inspiring young people have received Young Innovators awards and 12,000 young people have engaged with the #IdeasMeanBusiness campaign.


You think the Young Innovators Programme is for you?

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Tools for growing your business idea webinar

Thursday 30 April 11am-1.30pm

This webinar will be focussed on providing you with the tools you need to take your ideas to the next level. This will include how to find your value proposition, how to deliver the perfect pitch and much more. You will also hear about the journeys and challenges of young, successful business owners.


The Young Innovators Awards: What is innovation?

Thursday 7 May 11am-12.30pm

This webinar will be focussed on providing you with information about the Young Innovators Awards, eligibility and the application process. You will also hear from successful businesses and what innovation means to them.

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Register now here





  • Youtube

We’ll be updating our Youtube channel with plenty of resources & inspiration for you to turn your ideas into reality!

Get started with some videos below & be sure to subscribe to the Young Innovators Youtube playlist where you will find more of the #IdeasMeanBusiness campaign videos.


  • Instagram

Follow us on Instagram here and join our Young Innovators community!


  • Newsletter

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In partnership with The Prince’s Trust, we found some amazing young people in Phase 1 of the #ideasmeanbusiness campaign. Find out more about the people who are on their way to change the face of UK innovation here.


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