INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION'S AMBITIONS AND IDEAS

Launched in 2014, the Young Innovator Prize is a Project of Millennium Point Trust and developed in partnership with Birmingham City University.

The Young Innovator Prize is part of Millennium Point's ambition to be socially relevant and engaged with the future of learning and creativity - in Birmingham and beyond. We hope that it inspires young people to study STEM subjects at University and encourages prominent organisations to support the next generation's ambitions and ideas

ABOUT THE PRIZE

The Prize sponsors a current Year 13 student from the West Midlands through an undergraduate degree at Birmingham City University's renowned Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (CEBE).

The core element of the Prize pays for tuition fees - allowing the winner to not only receive a fantastic education from one of the region's best-known institutions but also start their professional life without the need to pay back the approximately £27,000 it currently costs for an individual to complete an undergraduate programme.

In addition, the winner will be given the opportunity to undertake work experience both at Millennium Point but at other institutions and organisations around the city - further developing their skills and experience.The Prize is open to all Year 13 students across the region who have demonstrated a commitment to and an interest in pursuing STEM subjects at a higher level.  We are particularly interested in hearing from schools or institutions who are located in deprived areas or have limited success in getting their students to study STEM subjects at University.

This year, the prize was open to all Year 13 students across the region who have demonstrated a commitment to and an interest in pursuing STEM subjects at a higher level.  We are particularly interested in hearing from schools or institutions who are located in deprived areas, have limited success in getting their students to study STEM subjects at University or individuals or groups who are traditionally unrepresented in this area.

THE PROCESS

During the prize process, participants were be encouraged to explore and respond to themes around science, technology and engineering that can work towards shaping our future including robotics, space exploration, future tech and nanotechnology.

Applicants had the opportunity to accept support throughout the process and those shortlisted went through to a live final which took place in March 2016.

HOW TO ENTER

Applications are no longer open for 2016. Please follow us on the Young Innovator Prize Twitter here, as well as the Millennium Point account to stay up to date with 2017 entries.