The Big Idea Challenge




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  • PRIZE POOL £30.000


The Big Idea Challenge

Challenge outline


Got an amazing idea? Whether it’s for a business, a social project, a creative experience or anything else you can imagine, we want to know about it!

Share in £30,000 worth of cash and other prizes up for grabs!

The competition is open to all London Met students, graduates and staff, and our 3 competition categories – Creative, Commercial & Social Impact – mean that you can enter any type of idea, whether it’s a killer new business, a mind-blowing creative experience, or a worthwhile social project. The ideas you can enter are limited only by your imagination!


  • Commercial - ideas with the potential to become successful commercial businesses. We want to see ideas that are innovative, have a large potential market and add value people will be prepared to pay for,
  • Social Impact - ideas that will have a positive impact on our communities and the world beyond. This could be an environmental, social or other not-for profit idea that helps those who need it most,
  • Creative - do you have an idea for a new product, an exhibition, or a way to make our city more vibrant? Or perhaps you have an idea that will help creative people reach new audiences and be more successful.

Why enter?

Each year we’ve awarded more than £30,000 in cash and other prizes to London Met students and graduates with the best Big Ideas.

We’ll give you the tools to spot exciting business opportunities and determine the potential of your idea. You’ll have the chance to meet real entrepreneurs who have turned their ideas into reality and receive coaching to take your idea to the next level. Finalists can also win a place in our prestigious Launchpad programme.

Additional information

For more details click the button 'I want to participate', then 'Show details'. Find out more about hackathons in our hackathon section.