Nature Research, in partnership with Merck, have established The Spinoff Prize to showcase and celebrate global excellence in the commercialisation of research through the creation of university spinoff companies.

In its first year, The Spinoff Prize will focus on companies established in the past three years who are commercialising research in four broad categories: pharmaceuticals, agriculture, chemicals and digital technologies. A longlist of approximately 50 highly commended spinoffs will be profiled in a special report published in Nature. Shortlisted spinoffs will pitch in front of a live audience at the Curious2020 – Future Insight Conference, during which one winner will receive a €30,000 cash prize.

The deadline for applications is 28 February 2020. Further information can be found at The Spinoff Prize website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at awards@nature.com.