Ideas Mean Business

Get free innovation expertise and tools through the new #IdeasMeanBusiness campaign from Innovate UK and The Princes Trust. If you’re not in full-time employment or education, learn more and join a live event in your area in Feb/March 2018

Get the knowledge, support and expert advice to turn your business ideas into reality.

Are you passionate about ideas? Do you like to think outside the box? Good at finding solutions to problems? Then these events are for you!

As part of the Young Innovators’ programme, Innovate UK is organising events across the UK which will allow you to explore your full potential and prepare you to apply for one of their Young Innovators’ Awards.

Why should you attend?

  • Get inspired about innovation and hear from people who’ve done it;
  • Get expert advice on how to sell yourself and your ideas;
  • Learn about practical tools that will help you to build a successful business;
  • Hear about our Awards and how you can take the next step.

They have events in every area and your travel costs will be covered. If you have any questions or would like to speak to one of the team you can contact them on

Anyone on The Prince’s Trust’s Enterprise programme (online or in-person), that is interested in setting up their own innovative business or exploring their innovative ideas, is eligible to take part in one of their Innovation Live events happening across the UK.

If you aren’t on The Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme you are still able to attend. However, please note to be eligible to receive support from the Young Innovators’ programme you must:

  • be a UK resident that has the right to work in the UK, or is applying for the right to do so
  • be unemployed or working less than 35 hours a week
  • not be studying or studying less than 14 hours a week
  • be aged between 18 and 30

Can’t attend? Don’t worry, get in touch by emailing them at and they can discuss alternative options.

For a full list of where the events are taking place


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