All-Innovate Ideas Competition

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All-Innovate is Oxford's inter-college idea competition.

All-Innovate is run by the Entrepreneurship Centre, in collaboration with all Oxford colleges. Eligible students (undergraduate, postgraduate and DPhil) pitch their entrepreneurial ideas for a chance to win a share of £30,000.

For 2022, All-Innovate will be in-person and run during Michaelmas term, but information will be available from Trinity term. Prizes will be awarded to the strongest ideas that are addressing real challenges and can achieve impact. As usual, the competition will be free to enter!

The competition aims to encourage all students at Oxford, regardless of discipline or level of study, to develop an entrepreneurial skill set and generate entrepreneurial ideas.

Applications are now open!

It’s amazing to know that the judges saw Fiquetex's potential, especially when there were so many high-quality ideas! I'd never pitched before, so it was a great experience & the workshop really helped me. I got to meet people from my college too.

Gabriel Moreno

Fiquetex, Best Postgraduate Idea 2021 (Hilary)

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Key dates

Michaelmas term 2022

  • Monday 19 September – Applications open

  • Sunday 6 November – Application close

  • Monday 7–14 November – Ideation and creativity workshops

  • Wednesday 23 November – Quarter-final

  • Friday 25 November - Semi-final

  • Thursday 1 December - All-Innovate final

As entrepreneurs just starting out on our journey, it was incredible to win, especially considering the amount of innovative talent and credentials across Oxford University.

Nicholas U Jin

LevelUp, Best Undergraduate Idea 2021 (Trinity)

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This year, applicants will be offered a place on workshops designed to support them in developing their ideas. The teams will be invited to a selection round in which they will pitch their ideas and from this point, the remaining teams will then go on to pitch at the All-Innovate final. The Entrepreneurship Centre will also be offering further support and guidance to the winners, post-programme.

The feedback from the judges in the semi-final helped shape our pitch for the final, and the communication skills learnt in this competition should be taken forward and applied to the non-work aspects of your life. There’s a lot of value in that.

David Kim

CyanoCapture, Best Overall Idea prize 2021 (Trinity)