Future Retail Innovation Contest
Your chance to innovate
This £175k IC tomorrow contest seeks to encourage digital innovation across the retail landscape.
Are you a digital start-up or SME seeking funding?
We have five awards of up to £35k to fund the development of digital solutions solving challenges across retail under the themes of optimising virtual fitting, improving accessibility of digital services in-store and at markets, empowering customers to reduce food waste, and streamlining the process of replenishing everyday items within the home.
Ready to work with leading industry players?
It's your chance to have your ingenuity in recognised and trialled by one of our challenge partners: Tesco; London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London; Unilever; Barclays and Greater London Authority.
The winning companies will also benefit from support from the contest partner the Economic and Social Research Council (ERSC). Over the past 5 years with their partners the ESRC has invested around £14m in retail focused research, training and knowledge exchange. In supporting this contest, the ESRC will broker introductions with leading experts within the social science community, helping to build upon the knowledge, skills and resources developed within key investments of relevance to the sector. You can find out more about the support on offer in their contest video.
Want to find out more?
You can get more information about the challenges in the guidance for applicants.
The live recording from our briefing event is now available to view here: https://ktn.adobeconnect.com/p9cfyndkmh9/
Application deadline: 12 noon on Tuesday 23 February 2016