The Big Idea Challenge is an annual competition open to London Met students, graduates and staff which seeks to unearth new and innovative ideas, and the passionate people behind them.
After closing the application process of Big Idea Challenge 2022, we were overwhelmed by the level of interest in this year’s competition. With more than 200 entries from students, graduates and staff across all areas of the university, narrowing them down to around 50 semi-finalists was quite a challenge for our judging panel.
All semi-finalists were invited to attend a bootcamp day at Accelerator, which gave them the opportunity to meet their competitors and receive tips on creating and presenting a winning pitch. Participants returned just one week later to present a one minute Dragons’ Den style pitch for their ideas.
With such an excellent range of diverse ideas entered this year, we decided to once again split the commercial category into two separate categories – Commercial for physical real word businesses and Tech for digital products and services. Plus we also created a brand new category for London Met focused ideas, which is called the London Met category.
After a few days of deliberation for our judging panel, the finalists for this years competition were chosen. And so, we are delighted to announce below all of our category finalists for Big Idea Challenge 2022.