Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES)


The Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) is an innovative global competition developed to raise awareness among postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers of how ideas from science and engineering can be commercialised. This is the 26th year of the competition and in that time over 6,139 early career researchers have taken part.

YES21 is organised in partnership with The University of Nottingham’s Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HGI), The Association of Science Technology and Innovation (ASTI), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK), Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst (SBC) and Syngenta.

ASTI is proud to organise YES in Malaysia this year with University of Notthingham.

PhD students and postdoctoral researchers from any university based in Malaysia can participate. You will be competing directly with other universities in Malaysia.

Training and mentorship worth RM4,500 will be provided as scholarship to shortlisted teams. Prizes worth RM7,500 await winners!

For more details about YES-UK please visit:


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Video Explanation by Dr Georgina

Dr Georgina who had participated and won the 2015 Biotechnology YES competition as part of the ECTODECTO team as a postgraduate student will at the Briefing Session held online. ECTODECTO’s winning hypothetical business plan involved a novel copolymer platform capable of detecting and treating ectoparasites. Georgina is now an Assistant Professor in Pharmaceutics at the University of Nottingham Malaysia. Georgina’s research focuses on the development of novel dosage forms tailored to the needs of the patient. One of the main avenues of the research involves the 3D printing (additive manufacturing) of pharmaceuticals.

The briefing on YES is available in the link below:

Press Release



14 September 2021


20 October 2021

Registration Deadline

17 – 19 November 2021

Workshop and Business Plan Presentation (STREAM 2)

1 – 3 December 2021

Workshop and Business Plan Presentation (STREAM 1)

Early January 2022

Final in Malaysia

21 January 2022

Attend online Final

Flow of the Competition



Contact Details

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