How to present your solution:

We are looking for some key success indicators when evaluating challenge responses, including a clear articulation of the problem you are solving, a clear vision for your solution, and the uniqueness or novelty of your solution.

You have the option of responding using the text form or uploading a short video that outlines your proposal. A set of guidance notes, the evaluation criteria and video transcripts are available at the bottom of this page.

We strongly recommend that you review the guidance documentation, processes, and videos prior to submitting your solution.

  • Personal details (your personal details will not be shared with the evaluators)
  • Make a statement of the problem that your solution will solve
  • Give a clear description of the solution that you are proposing.
  • Provide a well-defined commercial justification for your solution
  • Do you own any rights and/or any Intellectual Property used in your proposal?

Guidance Videos:

We strongly advise you to watch the guidance videos below before completing the application form. These videos will help you understand what we are looking for and how to present your solution.

Challenge Overview

Understand the structure of the venture building programme

The Problem Statement

How to create an effective problem statement

The Solution Statement

How to how explain your solution in a clear and accessible statement

Commercial Justification

Explain why your solution is not only practical, but also commercially viable

Intellectual Property (IP)

Understanding intellectual property is essential when it comes to commissioning ideas.

Want to learn more?

Understand how the Venture Building Programme works in this short webinar.

Supporting Documents

  • Download Guidance notes (PDF)

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  • Download Evaluation Criteria (PDF)

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