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Engineers in Business Fellowship has supported Kingston University’s Bright Ideas entrepreneurial competition for two years. Bright Ideas gives students from any discipline the opportunity to develop an idea, have it evaluated and win a prize. This year more engineers than ever participated in Bright Ideas, a 26% increase over last year’s competition. For the first time, engineers from all three undergraduate programmes - Aerospace, Mechanical, and Civil - participated. In addition, the MSc Engineering, a vibrant group of students from around the world, participated via a Hackathon to address the plastics challenge. The competition covered eight categories - Online Tech, Products, Science Health & Wellbeing, Services, Social Enterprise and two Engineering options. First and second prizes were awarded in both engineering categories.
Winner Engineering Group 1 - 2D to 3D Expandable Sheet: William Bloomfield, BA Hons Product & Furniture Design - £1,000 Engineers in Business Prize

The prize was awarded for the creation of expandable 2D to 3D sheets, achieved by cutting a specific pan into 2D sheets, they can be expanded to make complex 3D forms for a variety of purposes. William was presented with his prize by Sainsbury Management Fellow David MacGeehan.
Winner Engineering Group 2 - Green Revolution: Hassan Ahmed, Ish Singh, Mohamed Kamel, Muj Majid, Richard Mackay; all BEng Mechanical Engineering Undergraduates - £1,000 Engineers in Business Prize

Green Revolution is a system where clean energy is generated from public participation through revolving doors. Green Revolution was presented with its Engineers in Business prize by Sainsbury Management Fellows, Dere Ogbe.
Second Prize Winner Engineering Group 1 - Krystal Trackers: Masoud Kazemi, BEng Mechanical Engineering; Sohib Eid, BEng Mechanical Engineering - £250 Engineers in Business Prize

Krystal Trackers is a boot/shoe that generates electricity by mechanical movement to power a GPS tracking device. The team was presented with its Engineers in Business prize by Sainsbury Management Fellows, David MacGeehan.
Second Prize Winner Engineering Group 2 - ElectroLock: Oliver Yaqoo, Hung Nguyen, Sangam Thamsuhang - BEng Mechanical Engineering Undergraduates

ElectroLock is an electronic calliper lock for motorcycles. The team was presented with its Engineers in Business prize by Sainsbury Management Fellows, Dere Ogbe.

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The Engineers in Business prize fund supports Kingston University’s young engineers to flourish in an entrepreneurial setting. It’s an invaluable prize for the winners to explore viable business ideas, and to develop both personally and professionally.

Dr Martha Mador, Head of Enterprise Education, Kingston University