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Idea Factory

Everything begins with an idea...

Idea Factory is King’s College London’s flagship idea generation competition. The competition aims to nurture the biggest and best ideas from across the university that have the potential to grow into ventures, taking you through our 'factory' process from light bulb moment to viable business proposition. It’s a fantastic chance to develop your skills and win amazing prizes and mentorship. 

Whatever your interest or passion, we want you to get creative and submit your ideas for new innovations, products or services.  

Participating in Idea Factory is a great way to win support to help make an idea a reality. Taking part in supporting workshops will give you skills in generating and pitching ideas with clarity and enthusiasm and you'll gain confidence, meet like-minded people and have fun!  

Idea Factory runs from November-March each year - take a look at the timeline on the right for an idea of the steps. Register your interest to be added to the mailing list for the 21-22 competition.

We're so excited for the 2022 competition to start - sign up for the Launch Event and Workshop series below:

Workshop recordings will be added to this playlist.

Eager to get started? Catch up with the recordings from the 2021 edition of the competition to get a head start on your idea validation!

Apply here from 1st January 2022.

Idea Factory 2021

In 2021 we had three amazing Idea Factory winners and a People's Choice winner who received financial support as well as further mentoring, support and access to our co-working space to move their ideas forward.