Launched in 2014, Millennium Point Trust's Young Innovator returns for its third year in 2017.

For those of you who just think of Millennium Point as one big landmark building home to Thinktank (the city's science museum), faculties of Birmingham City University and Birmingham Metropolitan College you're missing out on so much.

The building is indeed home to all of these leading institutions (whilst also happening to be one of the city centre's most exciting events destinations) but is operated by the charity Millennium Point Trust.

The Trust exists to further and promote education (predominately) around the technology which has shaped the modern world and will go onto shape the future. Through a series of projects as well as programmed events using arts, culture and engagement as a platform for showcasing these ideas, the Trust has become a leading city institution in its own right - and the Young Innovator Prize is one of its flagship activities.

The prize taps into the city's agenda of being a young, digital and diverse place - bustling with energy and opportunities and as a place for the next generation to train and start their career. The prize is also part of the city's rich legacy of invention, thought-leadership, entrepreneurialism and a birthplace of the industrial revolution. Over the last two years it has supported one lucky young person and offered them the chance to join a roll call of those famous names in a global city shaping the world.

Applications are now open and you might very well know Birmingham's next Young Innovator!

Designed to promote inclusivity, encourage diversity of thought and opinion across the S.T.E.M (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) agenda, the prize ensures that top talent is not only attracted to the city but that nobody is left behind or excluded from a great future because of their background, financial circumstances or other barriers.

To a young person, the prize is worth over £27k(!) as the winner gets the chance to graduate without the need to pay back tuition fees and make connections with industry. Imagine what a difference that could make to any young person looking to start a career.

To enter, applicants must visit the Young Innovator Prize website.

The Millennium Point Trust Young Innovator Prize is developed in partnership with Birmingham City University and applicants must be a current Year 13 (or gap year) student looking to study a S.T.E.M subject, demonstrate a commitment and desire to study and train in Birmingham and have made an application to commence an undergraduate degree (for September 2017) at Birmingham City University's Faculty of Computing, Engineering or the Built Environment.

Having registered their interest via the website, applicants have until midnight on 6th February 2017 to get their entry in. Entries comprise of a one minute video introducing themselves and what the prize would mean to them. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to a present at a live final on a subject selected from a list of themes.

Opportunities like this don't come around very often and if you know a young person who you think has what it takes to become Birmingham's next Young Innovator, make sure you tell them about this life changing chance!

For more information about Millennium Point Trust's Young Innovator Prize, please visit the website.