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WE Innovate Final 2021 Prizes

Grand prize

The five final teams will pitch for the chance to win a share of the £30,000 grant funding, sponsored by bp, to further develop their business ideas. Judges will assess the uniqueness of the idea, commercialisation, team expertise and commitment to the programme.

1st prize of up to

£15,000

Sponsored by bp
2nd prize of up to

£7,000

Sponsored by bp
3rd prize of up to

£5,000

Sponsored by bp
Runners-up prize for two teams of

£3,000

Sponsored by bp

People’s Vote: Lauren Dennis Award

Lauren Dennis was an exceptional Imperial student and the definition of a WE Innovator; strong, fearless and a gogetter. After the sudden passing of Lauren in 2018 to small bowel cancer, the Imperial Enterprise Lab would like to continue honouring her legacy by celebrating confident and ambitious leaders, just like her.

The final five teams, alongside our semifinalist teams, are in the running chance to win the Lauren Dennis Award, comprised of a tailored mentoring package to accelerate business ideas beyond the programme.

Aero Life
Aero Life

Aero Life uses advanced 3-D printing technology to direct design and fabricate Aerogel (a new cancer drug carrier) from sustainable algae. Watch presentation

Aqua & Binder
Aqua & Binder

The water-soluble binder will enable an easier way of recycling used lithium-ion batteries. Watch presentation

Zyme Biosciences
Zyme Biosciences

A novel bioengineered assay (all-inclusive kit) that combines high-throughput capability and can be used at room temperature without the need for additional equipment. Watch presentation

Bio-Tampon for Cancer Detection
Bio-Tampon for Cancer Detection

A safe and cost-effective yeast biosensor for uterine cancer detection at an early stage in postmenopausal women without symptoms. Watch presentation

Happyr Health
Happyr Health

A digital therapeutic app in which young people can conveniently see their health and wellbeing progress. Watch presentation

NEUROsole
NEUROsole

Smart insoles paired with an app that detect early signs of inflammation and poor circulation. Watch presentation

Paige
Paige

Incorporating multiple lines of braille which is key for accessing mathematics and other STEM fields. Watch presentation

Say Cheese
Say Cheese

Harnessing the power of synthetic biology create vegan cheese. Watch presentation

SnapSense
SnapSense

An AI-driven platform designed to enable earlier detection of foot ulcers in people with diabetes. Watch presentation

SURU Together
SURU Together

A CivTech social platform that builds bridges and ideas. Watch presentation

Engineers in Business Competition

Engineers in Business Fellowship (EIBF) is a charity that promotes the importance and value of business education for engineers to improve people’s lives and the performance of the UK and global economies.

Imperial Enterprise Lab has partnered with EIBF to award two outstanding WE Innovate teams from engineering backgrounds up to £3,000 grant funding, mentorship, as well as a professional CV package.

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