Future Retail Innovation Contest

Event Info

Thu 21 Jan, 2016 from 1:30pm - 6:00pm
Academy of Medical sciences
41 Portland Place
London, W1B 1QH, UK
Cost: Free


The IC tomorrow Future Retail Innovation Contest is offering five businesses up to £35,000 each (excluding VAT) to encourage innovation within the themes of food waste reduction, seamless shopping, enhancing in-store experiences, future street and covered markets and the future of fit.

IC Tomorrow is looking for digital solutions to address the challenges of enhancing experiences, services, and processes across the retail landscape – such as optimising virtual fit, improving accessibility of digital services in-store, empowering customers to reduce food waste, enhancing the street market experience and streamlining the process of replenishing everyday items within the home.

In addition to the funding awards available, the winners will have an exclusive opportunity to test and develop their solution in collaboration with our leading industry partners: Tesco, Unilever, Barclays, London College of Fashion, and Greater London Authority.

If you want to learn more about the contest, register here for the contest briefing event taking place in London on Thursday 21 January 2016. The briefing will give you the chance to find out more about the application and contest process, gain helpful hints and tips on applying, and will be an opportunity to hear more about each individual challenge.

For those unable to attend in person, we will be hosting a webinar from the event which allows you to watch the briefing live and ask questions to the speakers. The recording of the webinar will be available later on the contest website.


13.30: Registration

14.00: Welcome and application process

14.45: Challenge 1: Pioneering new ways to fight food wast. Partners: Tesco and WRAP

15.05: Challenge 2: Future of fitting Partner: London College of Fashion

15.25: Challenge 3: Seamless shopping. Partner: Unilever

15:45: Coffee Break

16.00: Challenge 4: Enhancing in-store experiences. Partner: Barclays

16:20: Challenge 5: Digital enhancement of street and covered markets. Partner: Greater London Authority

16:40: Networking

18.00: End of event