As a supporter of education, young people and STEM-related themes, the Young Innovator Prize is part of Millennium Points Trust’s ambition to promote learning, innovation and creativity.  We want young people to study and make their careers in this great city and are pleased that the Young Innovator Prize actively enables the next generation’s ambitions and ideas - Simon Topman, Chair of Millennium Point Trust

Launched in 2014, the Prize recruited a number of local schools whose students then applied for the first round of the Prize.

In front of an audience comprising industry, academia, family, friends and well-wishers; finalists in 2015 and 2016 competed for the title of Young Innovator.



Malik Sheryar-Karamat from St Alban’s Academy, Birmingham become our first Young Innovator.


Abigail Lavercombe from St Martin’s School in Solihull become our second Young Innovator.

About Millennium Point and Millennium Point Trust

Millennium Point Trust is an independent charity, which runs and operates Millennium Point and supports a range of projects throughout the region. An iconic piece of modern architecture located in Birmingham’s City Centre - Millennium Point is a centre for discovery, learning and innovation.  The building is home to a number of prestigious institutions including Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment and Thinktank, the city’s Science Museum.

In Partnership with Birmingham City University

Millennium Point Trust is delighted to partner with Birmingham City University and the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment.  Attracting more students to its industry-orientated degree courses than ever before, the Faculty is at the forefront of developing the practical skills and knowledge of young people in the region.

Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment have great courses available in the STEM agenda and we’re thrilled to be a partner of the Young Innovator Prize. The Faculty’s shared vision is to create a powerful centre of technological excellence and innovation.  The prize supports our ambition to train and develop inquisitive and enquiring minds – equipping our students with the technical skills required to contribute successfully to our wider industry - Simon Handley, Associate Dean