MSDUK 2018 Innovation Challenge

26th September 2018 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
The Vox Conference Centre,
Pendigo Way
Birmingham B40 1PU
United Kingdom
Ervin Picari
MSDUK 2018 Innovation Challenge @ The Vox Conference Centre, | United Kingdom


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The MSDUK Innovation Challenge returns in 2018 for its second year as a feature at our well attended 2018 Conference and Awards. This year the conference will be held at the technologically advanced VOX Conference Centre in Birmingham.


What is the Innovation Challenge?

MSDUK Innovation Challenge invites innovative entrepreneurs , start-ups and graduates from Ethnic Minority backgrounds that have a new, disruptive idea, product or technology to participate in this unique business competition!

If you are looking for access to markets, supply chains, investment or industry expertise, look no further!

Enter the MSDUK Innovation Challenge competition and pitch your ideas to top Fortune 500 Firms, investors and industry experts!


Prizes include:

  • Scholarships to Tuck Business School executive management program
  • Access to Accenture Diverse Supplier Development Program
  • 1 yr free membership of MSDUK network


What sectors does the Innovation Challenge cover?

MSDUK is looking for applicants that have innovative product or solutions in a variety of sectors including:

  • Healthcare
  • Fintech
  • Real-Estate
  • Sustainability (Environment, Energy, Conservation)
  • Technology (Artificial Intelligence, Augmented/ Virtual Reality/ IOT, Cyber Security)



This year’s themes are:

  • Disruptive Businesses
  • Sustainable Futues
  • Tech for Good
  • Wildcard

How do I apply?

The Innovation Challenge is now open for applications!

There is no cost to apply for the Challenge, however, tickets will be on sale to attend the 2018 Conference and Awards in order to watch the finalists pitch live on Wednesday 26th September.



Am I eligible for the Innovation Challenge?

1) The Challenge is open to people of BAME (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic) origin who are permanent UK residents or UK citizens

2) Applicants must be over 18 years old to apply.

For more eligibility and criteria, please contact Ervin Picari.


What happened at the first MSDUK Innovation Challenge in 2017?

Amit Pate of Snaptivity won the very first Innovation Challenge in 2017; the runners ups were Joyeeta Das of GYANA and Syed Ahmed of SAVORTEX. To see all the 2017 finalists, please click here.

Please see the 2017 Innovation Challenge gallery and press release for more information.


I want more information on the Innovation Challenge!

For more information, please contact Ervin Picari; alternatively, please visit the official Innovation Challenge website FAQs page