The challenge is open to inventors, manufacturing companies and designers and is part of the Make it in Great Britain campaign which aims to change the image of modern manufacturing and encourage young people to pursue a career in the industry.
Business Minister Mark Prisk said: “This Challenge creates the perfect platform to celebrate the most innovative and creative manufacturing minds out there today, while showcasing their skills to potential investors, employers and peers who could help kick-start their ideas into real commercial ventures.”
Judges will be looking for entries across five categories that represent the breadth and depth of the manufacturing industry. The Make it…Breakthrough category is aimed at young people between the ages of 16-21 and members of the public will be voting on which of the finalists they believe is the most significant innovation. The winner of this category will secure a place in the Science Museum for the Make it in Great Britain exhibition in July.
The deadline for entries is Thursday 5 April. To find out more about the Make it in Great Britain Challenge, visit http://makeitingreatbritain.bis.gov.uk/Enter-the-challenge.