If you’re an American company with a production facility in England or a British industrial ceramics manufacturer, it’s time to ask yourself the following questions:
Is your company working on something exciting? Have you been developing something that’s going to revolutionize the materials science industry and put your business on the top of the charts? Have you come up with the next big thing in the world of industrial ceramics?
If so, then you might be able to win £25,000 (A little more than $40,000) at the 2012 Royal Society Awards.
The Materials Science Venture Prize is awarded annually by the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers and they are accepting applications for it now. According to the page dedicated to this prestigious award on The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining’s website gives the following criteria for consideration for the award:
- Cutting edge, novel and innovative scientific concepts being developed in a British location.
- An outline business plan with the potential for long-term commercial success.
- Individuals with the vision, drive, leadership and commitment to turn ideas into reality.
- A project with Intellectual property on the way to protection or already protected.
If you meet these criteria, the prize and the recognition can be yours. You’ll have some extra money on hand to finish development or begin marketing, and you’ll have the free publicity and acknowledgement that comes with winning a Royal Society Award. The Royal Society offers a number of awards in a wide range of sciences, but we’d be interested to hear if your company might be interested in going for the gold. Let us know by sounding off in the comments section below!