Inventors, manufacturers, engineers and designers have one week left to enter the Make it in Great Britain Challenge.

The deadline to enter the search for the most innovative pre-market products, processes and concepts that the UK has to offer is Thursday 5th April.

The challenge, which is open to businesses of all sizes, young people and the general public, forms part of the Make it in Great Britain campaign, which aims to change the image of modern manufacturing.

The winning entries from each category will showcase their creations on a weekly basis at an exhibition at the Science Museum in London, which will take place during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Visitors to the six-week exhibition will be invited to vote on their favourite entry and the winners from each weekly vote will feature together in the final week of the exhibit.

Business minister Mark Prisk said: “The Make it in Great Britain campaign is all about transforming the image of modern UK manufacturing, and raising awareness of its importance to our nation’s economy.”

Competition categories include:

  • Make it…Stronger;
  • Make it…Smarter;
  • Make it…Sustainable;
  • Make it…Life changing; and
  • Make it…Breakthrough (for 16-21 year old entrants only)