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Three PhD students from the University of Oxford will be selected to represent the University at the Training Camp in Oxford. The selected students will receive 5,000€ in commercialisation support, a 1,500€ travel grant to participate in the Training Camp, and the possibility to win additional prizes of up to 3,000€ at the Training Camp pitch competition. The selection process is in two stages (1) written application and (2) local pitch competition. 

Written Application

The following material is needed for your written application:

  • Personal CV
  • Personal letter of motivation (max 1 side of A4)
  • Letter of recommendation/supporting letter from your PI
  • Written pitch of your idea (maximum 1,200 characters)
  • Description of how you will invest a potential 5,000€ prize to further develop your idea

Submit your written application no later than 23:59 CEST on Sunday 9 June at:

Local Pitch Competition

If your written application is successful, you will be invited to the University of Oxford local pitch competition on Thursday 20 June, at 9:00-12:00 where the three winners will be selected.

In the evenings of June 17th or 18th, a pitch training workshop will be organised for all students who have been selected to pitch in the local competition. 

Detailed information about the local pitch competition and pitch training workshop will be provided to selected candidates upon confirmation.