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Competitions & Challenges

Big Ideas Celebrated

Big Ideas Celebrated is your chance to test yourself against the best in Wales, developing skills in a practical way and to show others exactly what you can achieve. If you have a business idea, or a live business, we’d like you to enter it.

For more information or to get involved visit Big Ideas Wales.


Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week (13th to 19th November 2017) is about growing enterprise ambition and ensuring that those with ideas know where to get the support they need to make them a reality. More information on the 2017 event will be released later this year.

For more information visit the GEW Website


Enterprise Troopers (for Primary Education)

The Enterprise Troopers are a team of superhero characters who are on a mission to inspire 5 to 11 year old pupils to discover their entrepreneurial skills.  They epitomise enterprising behaviour and are based on skills and behaviours needed to be entrepreneurial: Attitude; Creativity; Relationships and Organisation.

The Enterprise Troopers encourage young people to come up with great ideas for business and teachers can also enrich the literacy and numeracy skills offering within their classrooms through the competition’s ‘teacher zone’, which includes foundation Phase and Key Stage 2 materials.

If you are looking for a lively and enjoyable way of inspiring learners and raising aspirations, why not get involved and find out more (Enterprise Troopers website).

Starbucks Youth Action

To help young people bring their ideas to life, Starbucks Youth Action supports young NEET people, not in education or employment, with a programme that provides mentorship and guidance throughout their journey. So far the programme has offered over 100 grants to successful 16-25 year olds who have a community idea they want to bring to life.

More information is available here.

Shell LiveWire

Shell launched the Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme to support young, innovative entrepreneurs like you to meet the ever-increasing energy and resource needs of a fast-growing population.

The award is open to any entrepreneur aged 16-30 who has been trading for less than a year, or is looking to start trading in the next 12 months, and has an idea that addresses the UK’s future transport, energy, or natural resource challenges, or makes our urban environments cleaner and more sustainable places to work and live in.

Find out more and apply now!

Tenner Challenge (Secondary School)

Tenner can be a great way to take on a Challenge in your local area and make money at the same time.

The Tenner Challenge is for young people aged 11-19 who want to get a taste of what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. It gives them a chance to think of a new business idea and make it happen, using real money to take calculated risks in the business field, make a profit – and make a difference. Tenner is a national competition and young people from all over the country can get involved.

If you would like to take part contact


Lego Challenge - STEM Competition

FIRST® LEGO® League is a global science and technology challenge for teams of students, to encourage an interest in real world issues and develop key skills that are crucial for their future careers. The students work together to explore a given topic and to design, build and program an autonomous LEGO robot to solve a series of missions.

FLL is for young people aged 9 to16 years, working in teams of up to ten students with a supporting adult coach. Each year FLL releases a new challenge for the teams. The challenge involves a robot game and a research project, and students will need to demonstrate the FLL core values throughout all their work.

Teams usually have twelve to sixteen weeks to work on the challenge before they compete in their chosen Regional Tournament.

For more information visit First Lego League



For more Information about getting involved in Competitions and Challenges contact our Business and Enterprise Manager