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Imperial College Business School provides two undergraduate entrepreneurship courses for undergraduate engineers and scientists. The courses are Entrepreneurship Online and Entrepreneurship (face-to-face). Students taking part in these modules were asked to participate in a pitch competition and were also selected through excellence in achievement based on their validation report coursework assignment, where students embarked on experiments to test hypotheses underlying their business idea. The winners came from five major undergraduate programmes at Imperial College: Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics & Computer Science. Twenty-seven engineering students were part of the six winning teams.
Entrepreneurship Online First Prize Winner for Honeycomb - Cameron Brown, Mechanical Engineering; Daniel Burridge, Mechanical Engineering; Gabriel Yoong, Mechanical Engineering with a Year Abroad; William Cox, Mechanical Engineering; Maysa Abadi, Molecular Bioengineering; Ruman Ahmed, Chemistry with a Year in Industry and Nathan Amar, Electronic and Information Engineering - £1,000 Engineers in Business Prize

Honeycomb is a network of smart locker systems to store and charge e-scooters; a mobile app allows consumers to locate a locker nearby and track charging.

Entrepreneurship Online Joint Runner-up for TUTTI - Priyah Manish Chhaya, Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Maya Golan, Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Management; Udai Arneja, Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Arjun Bhushan, Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Management; Gabrielle Xu Rubin, Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Management; Samuel Hector Hutabarat, Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Management and Arman Fidanoglu, Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Management - £500 Engineers in Business Prize

TUTTI a web and app-based platform dedicated to seamless orchestra management.

Entrepreneurship Online Joint Runner-up for POSTURECT - Carolina Viegas Dias Gomes, Biomedical Engineering; James Marshall, Biomedical Engineering; Livia Soro, Biomedical Engineering; Mireia Munoz Rojo, Biomedical Engineering; Dominic Moore, Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Abdullah Yahya Rehman, Biomedical Engineering ; Elias Rabbat, Biomedical Engineering - £500 Engineers in Business Prize

POSTURECT is a device that continually tracks the user’s posture, feeds data to the app and provides updates and alerts to the user.

Entrepreneurship First Prize Winner for NO-STOP-SHOP - Syed Minhas Shah, Advanced Chemical Engineering with Structured Product Engineering; Connell Trainor, Mechanical Engineering; Lou Thomas Warnett, Mathematics and Computer Science and Zihan Zhou, Mathematics - £500 Engineers in Business Prize

NO-STOP-SHOP is a seamless ‘no stop’ shopping platform for in-store retail: electronic price-tags, scanning and payment.

Entrepreneurship Joint Runner-up for CLIMATISE - Nicholas Ustaran-Anderegg, Biomedical Engineering; Jonathan David Reading, Chemical Engineering; Michael Pratt, Chemical Engineering and Sochi Ejikeme, Chemical Engineering - £300 Engineers in Business Prize

CLIMATISE is a smart phone app that enables individuals to track carbon emissions with minimal input and high accuracy; ability to offset emission with donations.

Entrepreneurship Joint Runner-up for 4Site - Anton Goransson, Mechanical Engineering; Thomas Vincent Ahn O’Brien, Mechanical Engineering; Margarida Santos, Mechanical Engineering and Laurence Clarkson, Mechanical Engineering - £200 Engineers in Business Prize

4Site is a solution to combat anxiety in elderly drivers. A lightweight headset worn by drivers identifies potential driving hazards using augmented reality.

Positive Feedback

The Engineers in Business Fellowship prize fund was a wonderful complement to the course work. The Engineers in Business prize fund incentivised students to put in extra work. The academic team saw this reflected in great outcomes. Students were motivated, produced well-designed pitches and rigorously tested their entrepreneurial ideas. Despite the pandemic conditions, students remained energised, in part due to the competitive nature of the prize fund. Further, it made our students aware that there is a career path for them in entrepreneurship and that significant support exists to catalyse their entrepreneurial journey.

Tim Weiss, Module Leader, BPES Entrepreneurship
Imperial College Business School