Hunt starts for entrepreneurs with technologies that could improve everyday life

13 January 2017

Applications have opened for the next Pitch@Palace, the prestigious technology contest, set up by The Duke of York’s Charitable Trust to support start-up businesses and entrepreneurs in the UK.

The AMRC’s award winning, state of the art reconfigurable digital factory, Factory 2050, was the venue for a highly successful Pitch event towards the end of last year.

Prince Andrew told guests attending the Factory 2050 round of Pitch@Palace: “I have watched this incredible institution grow over the years and to be able to see this wonderful new building being filled with some really clever advanced manufacturing is fantastic.”

Pitch@Palace gives potential entrepreneurs the chance to explain their hi-tech business ideas to Prince Andrew and a panel of experts, in front of an audience of investors, business leaders and mentors, in a bid to secure the backing they need to take them to the next level.

The next Pitch – Pitch@Palace 7.0 – will focus on Human Tech and will explore the potential impact of technology in our everyday lives.

Organisers are looking for entrepreneurs who have developed technologies that:

  • Support our everyday needs – our health, our education, our environment.
  • Make our lives more efficient – connecting up our homes via the Internet of things, improving our communications, wearable tech, and robotics.
  • Augment our experience of the world – through virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

Pitch@Palace 7.0 takes place at St James’s Palace on 25th April 2017 and will be preceded by Pitch@Palace On Tour events in Sunderland, Birmingham and Cardiff, prior to a Boot Camp for finalists at The University of Nottingham.

More than 200 businesses have been helped to grow since Pitch@Palace was launched, less than three years ago, with some now enjoying huge global success.

Each Pitch@Palace focuses on different areas of the UK Tech industry, with budding

entrepreneurs attending a special boot camp to help them prepare.

Information about how to apply can be found at pitchatpalace.com/apply-7-0/

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