BCO NextGen Ideas Project 2023

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Transforming the Future of the Workplace

The BCO NextGen Ideas Project is back, and we are challenging YOU to present your boldest, most innovative, and creative ideas for the future workspace. We encourage you to dig deep and put forward your most revolutionary ideas yet centring your focus on how we could revolutionise the future workplace for everyone.  




*Submissions should be emailed to the BCO at mail@bco.org.uk.


Why Enter?

This initiative will offer an incredible opportunity to showcase your ideas to not only the BCO but also the wider workplace industry. All finalists will receive state of the art public speaking training with Ginger Communications, and mentorship from both established industry professionals and last year's finalists. You will have the opportunity to develop and present your ideas and flex your newfound skills at a TedTalk Style event later this year, attended by both BCO Members and wider industry professionals. This is a truly unmissable opportunity to nurture your confidence, develop your ideas, expand your network and in turn advance your career.

The finalists will also receive access to a series of exciting press opportunities to aid the promotion of their submissions. These will include:

  • Pitching an exclusive feature with a national title + winner interviews
  • Pitching an opinion piece to a business title
  • Sharing the images with national and broader media and on social media
  • Integrating contestants into BCO Content Strands (BCO Voices / New Normal)
  • Developing your elevator pitch with opportunities to pitch to key industry leaders
  • Develop research connections within your areas of expertise


Key Competition Dates

  • Launch: Wednesday, 31 May 2023
  • Submission Deadline: Wednesday 5, July 2023


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About the BCO

The British Council for Offices’ (BCO’s) mission is to research, develop and communicate best practice in all aspects of the office sector. It delivers this by providing a forum for the discussion and debate of relevant issues. Its members are all organisations involved in creating, acquiring or occupying office space, whether architects, lawyers, surveyors, financial institutions or public agencies. The BCO works to advance the collective understanding of its members, enabling them to work together to create more effective office space.