The UK Unicorn Kingdom: Pathfinder Awards 2024 for Technology-Led Businesses

Grant / Award in Business Administration , in Technology
  • United Kingdom, United Kingdom
  • Apply Before : April 30, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 230391
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Fields of study Technology and Business
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The UK’s Department for Business and Trade (DBT) is launching the department’s inaugural global tech awards, the Unicorn Kingdom: Pathfinder Awards (UKPA), to recognize and promote the most promising scale-up companies in the technology industry. With the UK digital tech ecosystem valued at US$1 trillion, only behind the US and China, these awards aim to foster growth within the industry by providing tailored support and opportunities for international expansion.

These awards offer an unparalleled opportunity for tech scale-ups to gain exposure, support, and recognition as they navigate international expansion, particularly into the dynamic UK market.

Key Details and Dates

  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2024
  • Funding Type: Tailored support and exposure
  • Organizer: UK’s Department for Business and Trade (DBT)
  • Eligible Countries: All
  • Target Group: Established scale-up businesses
  • Focus Area: Technology-led solutions
  • Number of Opportunity: Multiple awards available
  • Host Country: United Kingdom


Winners of the Unicorn Kingdom: Pathfinder Awards will receive:

  • Tailored program in the UK, including meetings with industry and government specialists
  • VIP event invitations and receptions
  • Support from DBT’s Global Entrepreneur Programme
  • Exposure and recognition through promotional activities

Award Categories

Following are the 2024 award categories:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Cyber Security
  • Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) technology
  • Digital Trade Solutions

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Unicorn Kingdom: Pathfinder Awards, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an established scale-up delivering innovative technology-led solutions
  • Your products or services should have international applicability
  • Interest in setting up in the UK within the next two years

Selection Process

The selection process for the Unicorn Kingdom: Pathfinder Awards involves:

  • Review of applications by a panel of industry and government specialists
  • Assessment based on innovation, scalability, and international potential
  • Final selection of winners by the organizing committee

How to Apply?

To apply for the Unicorn Kingdom: Pathfinder Awards, interested candidates should:

  • Visit the official DBT website and complete the application form
  • Provide necessary documentation outlining their business and expansion plans
  • Apply within the specified deadline for consideration via the link below


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Check further details regarding this award on the official UK’s Department for Business and Trade website.


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