Aged between 18 and 30 years old and looking for business support? You've come to the right place!

Business in Britain is changing. Over the next 3 years, Innovate UK has £2.2 million to support young people to develop their innovative ideas to change the face of business in Britain.

The Young Innovators programme, which includes annual awards for young people with creative and ground-breaking business ideas and a high-profile #IdeasMeanBusiness campaign, is a partnership between Innovate UK and the Prince’s Trust.

By 2023, the Young Innovators programme will award up to 100 young people from diverse backgrounds with a £5,000 grant, one-on-one business coaching and an allowance to cover living costs.

So far, 24 inspiring young people have received Young Innovators awards and 12,000 young people have engaged with the #IdeasMeanBusiness campaign.

The Young Innovators Awards 2020/21 are now closed, nevertheless, the Young Innovators Programme is committed to helping you explore your full potential and connect you to support available, through the #IdeasMeanBusiness campaign.

#IdeasMeanBusiness Webinar Series

The #IdeasMeanBusiness webinar series has been designed to provide practical advice, expert knowledge and tools for young people. It aims to enable entrepreneurship and innovation among more young people to help them bring more diverse ideas and businesses into the economy.

If you want to learn from experts, build your skills, gain confidence, and develop networks to help you grow and succeed, join us as we take you on a journey to develop your ideas.

The series will explore topics ranging from marketing through to business plans, personal branding, intellectual property and much more.


Upcoming Webinars

#IdeasMeanBusiness Personal branding | 24 September, 10AM | Register now

#IdeasMeanBusiness Creating a business plan | 1 October, 2PM | Register now

#IdeasMeanBusiness The design to manufacture journey | 15 October, 2PM | Register now

#IdeasMeanBusiness Building a sales strategy | 27 October, 12PM | Register now


Growing your confidence

Building your network

Growing your idea with a grant

Taking your business to the next level


We’ll be updating our Youtube channel with plenty of resources & inspiration for you to turn your ideas into reality!

Get started with some videos below & be sure to subscribe to the Young Innovators Youtube playlist where you will find more of the #IdeasMeanBusiness campaign videos.


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Previous Award Winners

In partnership with The Prince’s Trust, we found some amazing young people in Phase 1 of the #ideasmeanbusiness campaign. Find out more about the people who are on their way to change the face of UK innovation here.