Champion Of Champions

What is the EIBC Champion of Champions Final?

The Engineers in Business Competition Champion of Champions Final enables EIB-supported universities that ran an enterprise competition in the previous 12 months to enter teams into the final for a chance to win prizes.

Entrants are invited to present an innovative idea that solves a problem in society. This can be the idea entered into the university competition, or a new idea.

As with the university level competitions, teams entering the final must comprise engineers or be multi-disciplinary teams that include engineers. Individual entrants must be engineering students/engineers (computer sciences and biomedical engineers are included).

View the entries from our recent finalists:


Competitors have the chance to win the following prizes:

£10,000 prize pot

A share of a £10,000 prize pot broken down as:


Start-Up Business – Winner: £3,000 + a Sainsbury Management Fellow as a mentor


Start-Up Business – Runner-Up: £1,500


Big Ideas – Winner: £3,000 + a Sainsbury Management Fellow as a mentor


Big Ideas – Runner-Up: £1,500


People’s Vote – £1,000 


Mentoring by a Sainsbury Management Fellow for the first prize winning teams


Promotional support for the university and winners

CV package

A CV package from Purple CV for all winners in the final. This will include a tailored CV, a cover letter to introduce the candidate to prospective employers and a LinkedIn profile


Each winning team receives a copy of Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Professor Dick Whittington


The Champion of Champions Final is open to all teams and individuals who participated in their university business innovation competition, not just the university winners.

Entry Submission Requirements:


Video explaining the innovation – maximum length is 4 minutes.

Business Model Canvas (BMC)

BMC setting out the business model. The BMC should be presented landscape format for output as an A2 document (examples here and here).


A2 poster promoting the innovation.

More information on these 3 items

The three items that make up the entry  (video, poster, Business Model Canvas) must be labelled as follows:

Computer file names for all items: University name, business idea/name

Labelling Poster and BMC: Include your university name, business idea/name, team leader’s name and email on these items.

The videos, Business Model Canvas and posters will be judged and 10 finalists will be short-listed.

Entry Category:  State on your BMC which category of the competition you are entering – Big Ideas or Startup Business. Should the judges deem that your entry should be in a different category, you will be advised accordingly.   Should you be notified that you have been selected as a finalist in a particular category, no changes can be made thereafter.

Entry Submissions: Once the entry has been submitted via the website you will see a green tick indicating that your submission has been received. If there are any problems, please email

Whilst not mandatory, entrants are welcome to use prototypes or images of their innovation in their submission and at the Awards Presentation if short-listed.

To enter you’ll need a dedicated submission link – please contact us for your entry upload link.


The judges will select 10 entries to go forward to the Awards Presentation in October 2022. The Judging Panel will be announced in September 2022.


Entries will be judged by the following criteria:

  • Originality of the idea
  • How the idea addresses a need in society
  • Clearly defined target audiences and the benefits of the innovation
  • Viability of the idea and how well this is communicated
  • How effectively the business idea is presented in the entry materials and then at the Awards Ceremony if short-listed


Public Voting on Finalists’ Videos

The 10 finalists’ videos will be displayed on this website.

The public can vote for their favourite innovation; each person may cast one vote. Anyone can vote, so don’t forget to let friends at and outside your university and your families know that they can vote too!

View the entries from our recent finalists:

Awards Presentation

The Awards Presentation will be held in 28 October 2022.

Each team will have six minutes to present their innovation and answer the judges’ questions. After the presentations, the judges will confer and announce the winners at the end of the event. Full details on how the event will be orchestrated and managed will be shared direct with the finalists.


If you have a question about the Champion of Champions competition or any aspect of the EIBC please visit our FAQs page or contact us.

Champion of Champions Newsletter

 As the competition progresses, entrants/finalists will receive updates via an Engineers in Business Competition Newsletter. If you think you are not on the newsletter database please contact us.