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Eli and Britt Harari Enterprise Award - Launching 3 February 2020

The Eli and Britt Harari Enterprise Award, in association with Professor Sir Andre Geim, is an annual award to help both research staff and students at The University of Manchester establish new companies involving graphene or other 2D materials.

Cash prizes


First prize


Second prize


Please note that this competition is currently closed and will open for entries on 3 February 2020.

The award acts as seed funding to enable winning innovators to take the first steps towards turning their novel idea into a reality. It recognises the impact that high-level, flexible, early-stage financial support has in the successful development of a business.

Prizes of £50,000 and £20,000 will be awarded to the individuals or teams who can best demonstrate how their technology relating to graphene and other 2D materials can be applied to a viable commercial opportunity.

Applications are welcomed from research staff, students and recent graduates of the University.

Further details can be found in the competition terms and conditions >>

For queries please contact

This competition is funded by the North American Foundation for The University of Manchester, through the generous support of one of the University’s former students, Dr Eli Harari, and his wife Britt.

Eli and Britt Harari Enterprise Award winners 2019

The winners of the 2019 Award were NanoPlexus and AEH Innovative Hydrogel Ltd.

Read more:


Eli and Britt Harari Graphene Enterprise Award 2019: Winners Announced