Venture Catalyst Challenge Application 2019

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VCC

Please note
: It is compulsory for participants to attend the Launch Day on 2nd February 2019, Track Finals on 11th, 12th, and 13th of March (participants will only be pitching on one of these dates, tracks will be allocated to a date in January), as well as the Final Showcase on the 21st of March 2019.

Team leaders will also need to attend the masterclasses and will take place on the following dates here.

If you have any questions regarding your application, please check the FAQs on our website in the first instance. If you can't find what you're looking for then please email Camille on c.reltien@imperial.ac.uk.
Team Lead
Please only use a non-Imperial email if you are alumni and no longer have access to an Imperial inbox.

We will only use this if we need to contact you urgently regarding your application. This will never be shared with a third party.

Please note that only current Imperial students and Alumni within 3 years of graduation are eligible to apply for the VCC.

Alumni having graduated prior to 2016 are not eligible to be Venture Catalyst Challenge team leaders.





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Your answer to this question will not affect your application as no previous experience is required - it is simply useful for us to know how many students we are reaching who have not participated in such activities before.
Idea

This section is designed to see how well you are able to articulate your problem and your solution, and to gauge what work you may have already done on this. Please be as clear as possible in your responses.






Select the stage you feel you are currently closest to.
Technology & Industry Classification

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Tracks

This year we have introduced tracks to the VCC, which has allowed us to make the competition bigger and more inclusive of different types of ideas. They will allow us to introduce you to experts and networks that are more relevant to your innovation. To learn more about the tracks you can choose from please check the VCC programme webpage.  


In order of relevance, list the top three tracks that you believe best fit your idea. If you think your idea only fits into one track, please only select one track.
Note that the final decision regarding the track you will be competing in rests with the Enterprise Lab Team

Select the track that is most relevant to your idea.

Select the second most relevant track.

Select the third most relevant track.
Team



Please do not include yourself as a team member as you have already provided your details as a team leader above.
Team Member 1
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Team Member 2
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Team Member 3
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Team Member 4
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Team Member 5
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Intellectual Property (IP)
 
In applying for the Venture Catalyst Challenge, it is implied that you own the IP for your idea and that none of the exceptions below apply. Please note that your idea is subject to the College’s IP policies. If your idea does not meet these terms then you may be asked to revise your proposal or leave the programme. Guidance related to student IP is available through the Summary Guidance for Inventors: Student IP.
In the first instance, a student owns the IP they generate in the course of their studies at College, unless one of the following exceptions applies:
  1. they generate IP which is subject to governing terms or an agreement with an external organisation whereby the IP vests with College or a third party; or
  2. they generate IP which builds upon existing IP generated by College Employees or Associates; or
  3. they generate IP jointly with College Employees or Associates; or
  4. they are, or have the status of, College Employee (in which case they are treated by College and the law as employees). 




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