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Winners 2017-2

MIND YOUR MONEY
Sponsored by RBS with additional support from NCR

Design a way for people to improve their financial capability and manage their money better.

Liam Tuckwood, University of Derby

Liam Tuckwood, University of Derby

Project: Emote, an interactive debit card with a face that reacts and emotes based on the user’s spending and remaining bank balance; the card is linked to an app that serves as a budget tool and reminder.

Award: Winner of the RBS Award of £1500

Sarah White, Sheffield Hallam University

Sarah White, Sheffield Hallam University

Project: Back  in Black: a money management app for students to help people spend and save money wisely; the app is specifically targeted at students and works to prevent the urge to spend impulsively by reminding students of their longer-term saving goals. 

Award: Winner of the NCR Internship

Commended projects


Dan Davies, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Project: Connect
Award: Highly Commended

Kilian Kottmeier, Maya Pillai and Retnodewiningrum Hadiningdiah, Aalto University of Arts Design and Architecture

Project: Dibs
Award: Commended

James Burnside, Northumbria University

Project: T.A.B. (Touch Allocated Banking) 
Award: Commended

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Sponsored by GSK

Design a way of ensuring that mothers and children in emerging markets have the greatest chance of survival in pregnancy and birth.

Emily Brook, Leeds Beckett University

Emily Brook, Leeds Beckett University

Project: Reusable Maternity Kit, a safe, sustainable and comfortable solution for managing after-birth bleeding designed specifically for mothers in The Gambia; the kit includes four reusable maternity towels, two pairs of cotton underwear and instructions showing how the kit can be used.

Award: Joint Winner of the paid placement at GSK and half the cash award (£500)

Elspeth Coutts, Edinburgh College of Art

Elspeth Coutts, Edinburgh College of Art

Project: Chain Reaction, a unique peer empowerment campaign and workshop programme tackling and breaking the everyday stigmas faced by women (with a focus on East Africa) designed to address a lack of sexual health, menstruation, pregnancy and childbirth education.

Award: Joint Winner of the paid placement at GSK and half the cash award (£500)

Commended projects


Ana Vieira and Claire MacDonald, Middlesex University 

Project: Baba Hero Blanket
Award: Highly Commended

Hannah Spearman-Oxx, Arts University Bournemouth

Project: New Life Carrier Cot
Award: Commended 

BEYOND BORDERS
Sponsored by Marketing Trust with additional support from The Chartered Institute of Marketing

Create a campaign, service, product or environment designed to promote inter-cultural understanding.

Areli  Jacobs, University of Bedfordshire

Areli Jacobs, University of Bedfordshire

Project: The Welcome Project, a community-based service scheme and campaign aimed at newcomers in a new community/society looking for guidance and friendly advice; the Welcome Project also provides locals with an opportunity to give back to their community in a number of ways and even promote their business.

Award: Winner of the CIM Paid Placement Award

Antonia Lowe, University of Northampton

Antonia Lowe, University of Northampton

Project: Culture Connects – Culture Tower, a fun and educational board game for school-age children that aims to confront the issues of cultural misunderstanding that lead to social conflict.

Award: Winner of the Marketing Trust Cash Award of £2000

Commended projects


Teodora Hristova, Charlotte Keyworth, Eleanor Allcock, Jessica Rooney, and Rose Haverman, University of Leeds

Project: Write & Unite
Award: Highly Commended

Ailsa Inglis, Northumbria University

Project: Squidge Language
Award: Highly Commended

Luca Westwood, Middlesex University

Project: Culturama
Award: Commended

#HackOnWheels
Sponsored by Global Disability Innovation Hub with additional support from Disrupt Disability

Design a wheelchair of the future for the #HackOnWheels library of open source designs.

Nelson Noll, Central San Martins - UAL

Nelson Noll, Central San Martins - UAL

Project: Curve, an indoor wheelchair designed as another piece of furniture in the home that is aesthetically pleasing and does not have a medical look or feel and is more suited to household tasks because of its elevated seat height.

Award: Joint Winner of the GDI Award (student will receive £1,250)

Thomas Dell, University of Nottingham

Thomas Dell, University of Nottingham

Project: HAX, a low-friction reduction gearing system enabling wheelchair users to tackle slopes, hills and terrains that would otherwise be difficult; the system is designed to be customisable, cost-effective and adaptable to any wheelchair.

Award: Joint Winner of the GDI Award (student will receive £1,250)

Commended project


Alex Bignell, University of Nottingham

Project: Movement
Award: Highly Commended