Come up with a brilliant tech idea and you could win £10,000!

We're on a mission to find the brightest ideas for future tech

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We love tech. It's enriched our lives in so many ways, helping us to get more done and to have more fun doing it. So now we’re on a mission to discover the next big ideas that will shape our future and that's why we've launched our Tech Innovation for the Future competition where you get to submit your idea for the chance to win a huge prize.

Run by T3 and TechRadar in association with Honor, this competition is designed to seek out the most creative and exciting ideas of how tech can be used to improve our lives, delivering genuine benefits, and we want you to enter your ideas. 

We're looking for ideas from undergraduates and recent graduates for an app, software service or piece of hardware that has the potential to solve real life problems or improve the user's life. It could be an innovative way of reducing a home's energy consumption, a smart way to help kids learn new skills, or an app that connects people in useful, meaningful ways. Or it could be something that makes people smile because it solves a niggling, everyday problem.

If your idea is chosen as the winning entry by our panel of judges, you'll get a truly awesome prize of £10,000! Yes, 10 grand which you could put towards your tuition fees, to developing a concept of your idea or whatever you want to spend it on.

Two runners up will receive £3,000 and £1,500 respectively. Oh, and six shortlisted winners will be invited to attend the T3 awards event in London in September where the winner will be announced.

The full rules are in the link below, but the main restriction is that your idea should be for a product that can be owned and used at a personal level – so no pitches for mass transportation services, for example – and it should be a project that can be realised by utilising existing technological skills and processes. So no pitches for Star Trek style transporters, please.

Oh, and as we mentioned above, you do need to be a full time undergraduate, postgraduate student or recent graduate to enter (if your entry is shortlisted, you will be asked to provide proof of study documentation or proof that you have graduated no earlier than 1 April 2010).

Read more about the competition and enter here

Meet and listen to industry speakers at one of our free events 

As well as the competition, we will be running two Tech Innovation for the Future Forums. The first one takes place on 4 September in Newcastle and the second one will be in London on 12 September. 

If you attend, you'll be able to hear respected industry figureheads share their ideas of how tech can help solve everyday problems and enrich our lives. You’ll also get a chance to put your questions to the expert panels and meet speakers, attendees and journalists from TechRadar and T3.

These two events are completely FREE to attend but space are limited, so use the link below to reserve your place if you'd like to come along. Spaces are going fast, so do hurry.

Register for one of our Tech Innovation for the Future Forums here

Paul Douglas
Global Digital Editorial Strategy Director, Future

Paul Douglas is Global Digital Editorial Strategy Director at Future and has worked in publishing for over 25 years. He worked in print for over 10 years on various computing titles including .net magazine and the Official Windows Magazine before moving to in 2008, eventually becoming Global Editor-in-Chief for the brand, overseeing teams in the US, UK and Australia. Following that, Paul has been Global Editor-in-Chief of BikeRadar and T3 (not at the same time) and later Content Director working on T3, TechRadar and Tom's Guide. In 2021, Paul also worked on the launches of and PetsRadar.