Previous Winners

Read more about The RAPID Challenge Final 2019 and the three Finalists: 

Previous Winners

The RAPID Challenge Final 2019

After a multi-stage process where the applicants took part in a workshop, submitted business plans and were interviewed, the three finalists took to the stage to present their projects and business plans in front of an audience of investors and interested parties. In addition, the Final featured a project display area from the business throughout the RAPID Challenge journey.  See below a profile of the three Finalists: 




The winner of the inaugural RAPID Challenge was EAV (Electric Assisted Vehicles). Their aim is to revolutionise the way urban deliveries are managed through a new generation of zero emissions vehicles.​

Since the Final, EAV have begun delivering vehicles to DPD who have included EAVs as part of their vehicle line up.

Runner Up

Actuation Lab

Runner up of The RAPID Challenge is Actuation Lab.  Creators of the composite linear actuator designed to withstand the toughest of environmental pressures in applications where reliability and safety is key. 

Since the Final, Actuation Lab have been awarded a large Innovate UK grant to commercialise their technology and develop products ready for industrial trials

Runner Up


Runner up of The RAPID Challenge is Njori. They have developed an induction cooking device enabling the user to have greater control and accuracy whilst cooking all with a simple and intuative user interface.

How to enter? 

If you are looking to take part in The RAPID Challenge, learn more about the entry criteria on the application page:

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