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PUBLISHED: 18 December 2023

Manchester Prize: open for applications


The Manchester Prize, an initiative of the UK Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), will award £1 million every year for 10 years to a team of innovators with the most cutting-edge AI solution for public good.

The first Manchester Prize, running from December 2023 to March 2025, is seeking innovation from UK-led teams with breakthrough ideas for overcoming challenges in the fields of energy, environment and infrastructure.

Up to 10 finalist teams will initially receive £100,000 each, a generous package of non-financial support, and access to free compute to develop their innovation. One finalist will win the £1 million grand prize in early 2025.

Key dates

  • The entry phase opens to entrants on 7 December 2023.
  • Eligible teams can enter the Manchester Prize at any time until 12:00 GMT on 1 February 2024 by visiting the Manchester Prize website.
  • Finalists for the next phase will be announced in April 2024.

Visit the GOV.UK and the Manchester Prize website to find out about the prize, if you’re eligible to participate and how to enter.