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Workshop themes / challenges

For each of the themed workshops, you will be competing in a group of between six and eight teams. One team will be selected to progress to the Final.

Biosciences, health and wellbeing

This workshop will be hosted in Manchester. For those attending, ideas should fall into one of the following themes:

  • animal health;
  • diagnostic tests and medical devices;
  • enhancing food safety;
  • global food security;
  • health and wellbeing through diet;
  • healthy ageing;
  • optimising processes and managing waste;
  • safer and more sustainable supply chains; and
  • synthetic biology.
 
Testing of vegetable samples
 

Biomedical

This workshop is hosted by GSK and Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst. For those attending, ideas should fall into one of the following themes:

  • diagnostic tests and medical devices;
  • drug delivery;
  • drug discovery;
  • healthy ageing; and
  • new tools for therapies.
Spilled capsules from prescription bottle
 

Energy, engineering and environmental

This workshop will be hosted at the GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry, Nottingham. For those attending, ideas should fall into one of the following themes:

  • environmental management (eg drainage, flood, pollution, waste);
  • innovative manufacturing;
  • reduce environmental impacts of transport;
  • renewable energy technologies;
  • robotics and artificial intelligence;
  • satellites and space technologies;
  • smart energy technologies;
  • smart urban environments; and
  • sustainable energy storage.
cleantech
 

Plant, microbial and environmental

This workshop is hosted by Syngenta. For those attending, ideas should fall into one of the following themes:

  • improving biodiversity in a farmed landscape;
  • more effective disease management;
  • reducing usage of water, fertilisers, chemical inputs;
  • sustainable food production;
  • more effective pest control;
  • sustainable liquid fuel production; and
  • technologies transferable to smallholder farmers.
Measuring photosynthesis/plant stem (chlorophyll fluorescence) on rice
 

 

Young Entrepeneurs Scheme

  • Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Nottingham University Business School
  • Jubilee Campus
  • Nottingham, NG8 1BB