Competition Terms & Conditions

  1. Applications open: Thursday 22nd March 2018
  2. Closing date for entries: 5pm, 22nd May 2018
  3. Only one form per applicant will be accepted
  4. Application forms must include all required information – you can provide supporting documents in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, product brochure, technical/ quality reports etc. with the application.
  5. Applicants must be financially viable. If you are looking for investment in your business, a business plan, financial forecast and other relevant information should be submitted with the application.
  6. Information provided by the applicants will be made available to a panel of Judges for the purposes of selecting finalists. Contact information (mailing address, telephone numbers, as well as e-mail address and website address) will be included in MSDUK client management system for correspondence purposes.
  7. Once received by MSDUK, all application forms will be at all times the property of MS­DUK and none will be returned. Entries which have been obtained or made through fraudulent means are subject to disqualification.
  8. Specific information provided on the application forms will not be published without the permission of the applicant. All nominee-specific copy to be used for media purpos­es will be cleared with the applicant before publication. Subject to the foregoing and the provisions of the Freedom of Information act and Data Protection act, confidentiali­ty will be maintained.
  9. All decisions of the Judges are final.
  10. Finalists will be informed by email on 28th June 2018.
  11. All finalists will be required to attend the MSDUK 2018 Conference and deliver a pitch in front of panel of investors, buyers and industry experts on 26th September 2018 at the Vox Conference Centre, Birmingham
  12. The Innovation Challenge Session will be filmed and all partici­pants will be required to sign consent form to allow filming.
  13. Further due diligence will be conducted by investors, in case of any applicant being suc­cessful in attracting investment.
  14. Decision of the panel will be final.