Enterprising Birmingham Showcase

29 March 2017 Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT


Discover how University of Birmingham research is solving real world problems at the Final Showcase of the Enterprising Birmingham Innovation Competition. Three inventive finalists will pitch their ideas to a Dragons’ Den style judging panel for a £20,000 investment. 

The event kicks off with a buffet lunch starting at 12.30pm, before the pitching event at 2.15pm.  The awards ceremony at 4.15pm is followed by a wine reception where guests will have the opportunity to network with innovative researchers, alumni, public and private sector partners, funders, investors. 

Keynote speakers include Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, Chancellor of the University of Birmingham and Chairman of Cobra Beer, and Dr Sam Decombel who studied at the University before founding FitnessGenes, a DNA analysis platform  which provides a personalised, precision approach to diet and exercise. 

Enterprising Birmingham rewards researchers who have identified a commercial opportunity for their research – and the winning entries may well be the commercial success stories of tomorrow.  Join us for an inspiring afternoon to celebrate the creativity, entrepreneurial flair and academic endeavour of the University of Birmingham.

Reserve your free ticket here.