The area of student enterprise is a fast-paced and hugely important part of University provision. Each year, London’s universities run competitions, facilitate mentoring and organise training for a wide variety of start-ups and growing businesses within the student body.
This event, which took place on the 19th June, celebrated these successes and supported pan-London engagement between the university sector and the wider innovation ecosystem in London. The concept was intended to create value for students, institutions and the sector as a whole by fostering these critical links with industry, charities and NGOs and local, regional and national Government.
Student teams had their own stand in the exhibition space, with demonstrations of their ideas and products. They will also continue to benefit from the London Passporting Programme after the exhibition.
The aims of the exhibition were twofold:
1) To provide London’s students with an opportunity to present, network and share ideas with members of the innovation ecosystem who can help them develop their business concepts further.
2) To show how London’s Higher Education sector is working together in the area of student enterprise for the benefit of the local economy and the country as a whole
This event capitalised on the success of last year’s competition, UniVenture18 and some of the teams that competed last year attended the exhibition.
The participating institutions were:
- Birkbeck, University of London
- Kingston University London
- London College of Fashion
- London South Bank University
- Middlesex University
- University College London
- University of West London
- University of Greenwich
This exhibition is part of our inaugural London HE Week. A week dedicated to promoting and advocating for London’s HE sector by showcasing the work of our divisions and projects, which bring together representatives from across London’s diverse HEIs. Taking place between 17-21 June 2019 across London, a week-long series of events and seminars will be hosted for all our members and stakeholders to attend.
|Adam Hazem, Valitudo|
|University of West London|
|“Valitudo Technologies empowers patients to store and share their health data with professionals in a secure, transparent and customisable way. ”|
|Pablo Gonzalez-Iglesias and Harry Loble, vendi|
|University College London|
|“vendi is an AI-assisted peer-to-peer marketplace to buy and sell verified products, starting with phones.”|
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|Bevis Meys, ExpertGrowth|
|“We have developed a digital app that enables payment, loyalty and customer engagement. ”|
|Sarah Oyetunde, Bold Embassy|
|Birkbeck, University of London|
|“Bold Embassy eliminates the current gaps in colour ranges and provides consumers with cosmetic products that match their individual skin tone. ”|
|Maria Gracia Panduro Valencia, Nuna Peru|
|University of Greenwich|
|“All products found in the Nuna Peru shop originate from women artisans from across Peruvian indigenous communities and Nuna Peru has a social mandate to establish basic pricing to support a minimum standard of living”|
|Chrystle Perkins, Reggae Aerobics|
|London South Bank University|
|“Reggae Aerobics is a fun dance-based exercise class that welcomes all fitness levels. Classes encourage working within own limits and instilling confidence to push clients out of their comfort zones. ”|
|Olivia Weber, Julie Chaussende and Anna Schuster, JOA|
|London College of Fashion|
|“JOA finds its roots into one of the biggest challenges of our times; eliminating waste. JOA wants to change the way of consuming by introducing a jacket made out of pre-loved garments. ”|