Launch Innovation Programme 2024 – How to Apply

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What is the Launch Innovation Programme?

Launch 2024 is a five month collaborative Innovation programme offering rapid experimentation with access to subject matter experts and free business masterclasses.

Successful applicants will work with subject matter experts and dedicated Launch Programme colleagues to refine and test value propositions to solve key strategic business challenges. These bespoke proposals will be pitched to the relevant Challenge sponsors and senior leaders, giving applicants  the chance to run a proof of concept in partnership with Lloyds Banking Group.

Full information on the programme can be found on the LLoyds Banking Group Website.

Lloyds Banking Group want to be:

  • the best bank for FinTechs and InsurTechs to partner with
  • the best bank for customers now and in the future

Who is it for?

Ambitious companies and individuals who can solve one of our five strategic business challenges.

Key dates

The application window opens on 11 March and closes on 17 April. The programme will begin on 5 May and conclude by 20 September.

Apply for the Programme Here

Thinking about applying but have some questions?

Join one of the Launch drop in Q&A sessions on

  • Tuesday 19 March 2-2:30pm;
  • Tuesday 2 April 2-2:30pm;
  • Tuesday 16 April 2-2:30pm

Click here to join one of the drop-in sessions

2024 Launch Innovation challenges

Listed below each challenge are some examples of use cases that fit within it. It is not an exhaustive list; you might have a proposition that fits one or many of these, or have your own idea of how we can address this theme.

  • Helping customers through their life moments
  • Helping Customers with their everyday lives
  • Optimising customer experience across channels
  • Leveraging technology to enhance internal risk controls
  • Increase customer understanding of their finances through gamification

Listed on the 2024 Launch website are each challenge and some examples of use cases that fit within it.

The masterclasses

As part of the Launch Programme, companies have access to masterclasses that deliver expertise and advice to founders and wider teams to fuel individual and business growth.

The sessions have been delivered to hundreds of high-growth businesses from Seed to Series C, by experts across Sales, Marketing, Hiring, Fundraising and Ops, to help teams scale quicker.

Sales Strategy & Optimisation – for founders/sales
Social Selling – for founders/sales/marketing
Marketing Strategy – for founders/sales/marketing
Pricing Strategy – for founders/sales

Useful information

  • Most sessions will last for one hour 
  • Sessions can be extended to your wider team
  • All sessions will be recorded and accessible at a later date.
  • Masterclass speakers will provide contact details to the cohort for further questions
  • All masterclasses are accessible live on Zoom

Apply for the Programme Here

Full information on the programme can be found on the LLoyds Banking Group Website.