Finalists announced for Tata Varsity Pitch 2019

The seven category winners in the student entrepreneurship-promoting competition will all be hoping to claim the overall prize at a grand final in London later this month

Whittled down from a record 424 entries, the seven finalists for this year’s Tata Varsity Pitch have been announced.

Organised by NACUE, a charity promoting, entrepreneurship amongst students in higher education and further education, the tenth running of the national business competition saw entrepreneurs from more than 80 UK institutions applying for this year’s £15,000, equity-free prize fund.

“NACUE would like to thank all of the entrepreneurs who applied for this year’s competition and to the 30 semi-finalists for pitching hard to get through,” said NACUE CEO, Holly Knower.

The seven category winners now go forward to a business boot-camp, before making one last pitch at the grand final, held at the British Library on November 20 as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week

The category winners are:

Tata Disruptive Business
Plastech Innovation

Taking undesirable post-consumer plastic waste (the type sent for landfill or incineration) and processing it into novel aggregate for use in concrete and other construction materials.
plastechinnovation.co.uk

 

Tata Social Impact
The BioFactory Ltd

Bath based start-up, focused on manufacturing, distributing and managing dramatically improved sanitation facilities, specifically designed for low-income, high population density markets.
the-biofactory.com

 

Digital & Technical with Jaguar Land Rover
Motics

Offering a combination of hardware and software to delivering advanced data analytics helping physiotherapists accurately measure muscle activity and improve recovery times. motics.me

 

Genuine Innovation with Tata Global Beverages
Spyras

Paper-based sensors monitor every breath to predict future abnormal respiratory rates ahead of time, allowing early indication of cases of sepsis.
spyras.com

 

Creative & Design with Tata Consultancy Services
CosiCare

Technology promising to offer instant relief for children suffering with eczsema.
cosicare.co.uk

 

Ideas with Tata Communications

First Step
Developing a self-administered and accessible forensic device to detect evidence of sexual assault.

 

Online Peoples’ Vote
Totawell Ltd.

Corporate mental health support organisation dedicated to help in the betterment of employee wellbeing in the workplace.
totawell.com

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