Lightbulb 2021 is now closed.  Congratulations to the winner, Legal Compass! The judges were really impressed by the thought and planning that had gone into the pitches and the business concept. Looking forward to Lightbulb 2022 – details will appear here late 2021.


Lightbulb is the University of Aberdeen’s annual business idea competition exclusively for University of Aberdeen students.

It is open to all years of study and any discipline. First prize is £500 to spend on business development and is supported by Santander Universities.

Workshops are available help you at all stages from idea creation to development and how to pitch your idea confidently. See our events page for a list of all our workshops and events.