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We are very excited to announce that this year we are working with Battle of Minds, to bring this global competition, and fantastic opportunity to our network.
This year's competition is bigger and better than ever.
If you have a big idea that you've been itching to share, now's your chance to receive the funding and guidance you need to turn your idea into a business.
This year's winning team will win...
So, if you're keen to make your vision a reality, gather your team and join the competition. Anything is possible.
Check out the official page for more info on what other prizes are on offer and how you can win, and register your team today!
Battle of Minds is your chance to get creative, challenge yourself and put your entrepreneurial skills to the test.
Your and your team (teams should be no smaller than 2 people and no larger than a group of 4) will compete in challenging rounds, solving one of 4 exciting environmental and social challenges.
For your chosen challenge, you will present your big idea to a panel of judges comprised of innovative BAT leaders, showing how your idea could solve real-world problems and change the future of the world we know.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many office-based roles have had to be performed from home. Working from home has had many unintended consequences-reduced emissions from commuting and printing but increased emissions from heating homes, and it has arguably been detrimental to workplace culture.
Can you create a product that promotes workplace culture in a working-from-home setting, and builds on employee commitment to reducing environmental impact?
As the population is set to increase to 10 billion by 2050, we must increase agricultural yields and enhance farmer livelihoods, whilst balancing the threats that over-farming pose.
How might we increase food security, whilst ensuring environmental benefits are achieved? Could you create an idea-sharing platform for farmers to use? Is there a product which you think could revolutionise this industry?
Despite the availability of recyclable packaging and materials, many consumers are not recycling their waste, which consequently ends up in mainstream waste flows, destined for landfill or incineration. How might we encourage consumers to dispose of their waste appropriately?
Have an idea for a product that would significantly reduce waste? Food packaging that could be planted?
Many individuals in developing countries lack access to energy sources that are both sustainable and affordable. How might we leverage sustainable energy sources to generate positive social impacts?
Using your own intuition and knowledge of the world, you'll create an idea that could solve real-world problems and change the future of the world we know. Make sure to build an effective strategy and share how your solution would work for your chosen area.
This is your opportunity to have your voice heard, all entrants will receive support and expert guidance to put your big ideas into motion.
Anything is possible in Battle of Minds, so if you are looking to throw yourself into a new challenge, gather your team and join today.
There will be prizes for the winning UK team, who will then be invited to participate in the next (global) level of the competition.
The winning global team will receive access to an international network, expert advisors, and financial backing - a cash prize of up to £50,000* (*subject to terms and conditions) to bring their winning idea to life and start their own enterprise!
Up to two further teams may also be selected by the global panel as runners up, each winning a prize of up to £25,000*, plus guidance, training, and all sorts of other resources too. (*Subject to T&Cs)
We’re ready to see what you’re made of. Are you ready?
This year's Battle of Minds competition is open to all current university students studying for a bachelor’s degree or those who have graduated within the last five years.
You will need to gather your team (of 2 to 4 people) and register below.