The Problem  Dotplot aims to address the lack of guidance that exists for helping women perform their breast self-checks. Breast cancer is now the leading cause of cancer incidence worldwide and 1 in 7 women in the UK will be diagnosed with it during their lifetime. A...
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The ProblemWater is a fundamental human need. It is core to sustainable development, critical for socio-economic development, energy and food production, healthy ecosystems and most importantly for human survival. Water storage is critical for the purification,...


Explain the problem your business/project aims to solve. Textiles are damaging the planet by accelerating climate change, creating mountains of plastic pollution whilst consuming vast amounts of land and other precious natural resources. In fact, 60-80% of an apparel...


The problem Road transport makes up ¼ of Europe’s emissions and continues to rise. Cycling is a low-carbon and cost effective solution to emission and congestion problems in cities. TfL’s cycling analysis has predicted that 63% of car journeys can switch to...


The problem The Shellworks aims to tackle two global crises, plastic pollution and shellfish waste. Plastic pollution is a growing global problem, with eight million tonnes entering our oceans annually, threatening marine life. Recently, plastic pollution has started...

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