It was a fantastic event, we really enjoyed being part of it!
— CEO, Illuminate

Entry to the Retail Recharged Breakthrough Innovation competition is free and provides startups with an opportunity to present your innovation to an audience of key decision makers within the retail industry. 

Enter your innovation for a chance to be 1 of 12 innovations pitching at Retail Recharged, and to win the overall Breakthrough Innovation, via the form below. 

After an afternoon's deliberation in February, the panel of Judges welcomed Rotageek as the inaugural winner of the 2015 Retail Recharged Breakthrough Innovation Award.


  • 5 minutes on stage pitching your innovation in-front of an audience of 200+ retailers
  • An opportunity to network with senior retail decision makers, including brand founders, CEOs, Ecommerce, Digital, Brand and Marketing Directors
  • Have a chance to win your category and be invited to a half-day workshop of free consultancy and advice from a mix of brand, marketing, ecommerce, tech and legal experts from within the retail industry
  • Chance, in March 2017, to be awarded the winner of our 2016 Retail Recharged Breakthrough Innovation Award.


Microsoft it the official Retail Recharged Innovation Sponsor. 

Microsoft it the official Retail Recharged Innovation Sponsor. 

Courtesy of Microsoft, Retail Recharged’s Innovation Sponsor, the winner of the 'Retail Recharged Breakthrough Innovation of the Year Award’ will be provided with up to £120,000 worth of Microsoft Azure and Office 365 services to be used over a 2 year period.

Free cloud services mean you can spend elsewhere, such as hiring developers, investing in marketing and acquiring new customers.

The winner of the Retail Recharged Breakthrough Innovation Award 2016, will also win a complimentary research and advertising campaign, courtesy of our partners J.C Decaux: 

JCDecaux is an official partner of Retail Recharged. 

JCDecaux is an official partner of Retail Recharged. 

  • Meet with J.C Decaux’s Audience Insight Analyst who will share relevant research (YouGov panels, Brand Index, ROUTE, Telefonica data)
  • The option to pose 5 questions of your choice to J.C Decaux’s vast and diverse market research panels
  • A designated campaign planner and account manager to plan your bespoke campaign.
  • A bespoke trial out of home advertising campaign – period and locations to be determined based on winner’s location and target audience up to £2.5k
  • Free design and branding for your out of home advertising campaign


To be eligible to apply to pitch and put your innovation in the spotlight,  you must fit the following criteria: 

  • Technology applicable to retail (with minimum of 1 live retail client) and one of our 4 category streams: 
    • Mobile: Supporting retail through mobile 
    • Customer Data: Helping retailers increase value from their customer data 
    • Gearing for Growth: Culture and Innovation
    • Marketplaces: Innovations in online marketplaces 
  • Company operating for under 5 years
  • UK turnover of less than £2.5 million
  • Investment of less than £2.5 million
  • Company product at BETA stage or beyond


To apply to become one of our Innovators at Retail Recharged, simply complete the form below.

NB: Deadline extension: Enter by close of business on Tuesday 20th September. 

Name *
Technology for Retail?
Is your technology or innovation applicable for retail?
Operating for under 5yrs
Has your business been operating for under 5 years?
UK Turnover of less than £2.5m *
Was your last UK annual turnover less than £2.5m?
Implemented in one or more retailer? *
Is your technology currently live in one or more retailers?
Please describe in 50 words as to why your innovation should be selected to pitch on the 5th October.
Applicable Stream *
Which conference stream would you consider your innovation applies to?