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RAPID Challenge 2020 hardware hunt

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DEVELOP3D has partnered with RAPID Challenge in the hunt for the best start-ups, entrepreneurs and early stage businesses developing hardware projects.

The RAPID Challenge partners have built a prize package aimed to help realise and accelerate the winning project.

You can enter – but hurry – the application window closes on 3 August 2020.

Led by Prodrive Ventures, the hardware investment arm of advanced engineering experts Prodrive, as well as receiving the workshop content all finalists receive, the best projects will share the £50,000 prize package made up of:

  • £5K cash prize
  • An engineering service package from Prodrive
  • An R&D and grant application service package from TBAT Innovation
  • Discounted listing fees on Crowdcube
  • Patent advice services from The IP Asset Partnership
  • An early business legal advice package from Clayden Law
  • Editorial coverage provided by Media Partner DEVELOP3D Magazine

For more information and to enter RAPID Challenge 2020, click here


Standing for Realising Advanced Products through Innovation and Design, the contest has been set-up to help the winner accelerate their development lifecycle and commercialise their hardware product.

Application Criteria

To be eligible for the Rapid Challenge applications must fulfil these requirements:

– Be a disruptive hardware project
– Have a sustainable business strategy
– Based in the UK
– Pre-revenue or up to £1M annual revenue – No more than 10 employees

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Desirable attributes:

– A proof of concept / prototype
– Demonstrate the potential for commercialisation within 12 months
– Have the potential to or have obtained IP protection.

The application window closes on 3 August 2020.

For more information and to enter, click here


Rapid Challenge EAV DPD cargo bike
Last year’s RAPID Challenge winner was EAV which has started to deliver its vehicles to DPD and now include EAVs as part of their delivery vehicle line up

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