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2014 Get Enterprising Winner Announced!

We’re delighted to announce that the national winner of SIE’s 2014 Get Enterprising competition has been selected,Cavid Nadirov from Edinburgh College of Art!

Get Enterprising is a fun entry level competition that takes place during Freshers Week and asks students to identify a problem and suggest a new business or service that would solve that problem. It encourages students to start thinking like an entrepreneur and look for opportunities in their everyday lives. A local winner is selected at each institution in Scotland to win a £20 prize then moves through to the national round for further judging.

The everyday problem Cavid choose was “the tendency to over consume in the 21st century”. His solution to this problem would be to create a sharing economy platform, where people can lend/borrow items such as books and bicycles and share rides, flats, knowledge and their time. The platform would not only increase sharing and decrease consumption, it would also decrease waste. Congratulations to Cavid who will receive a £100 prize!

Thank you to everyone who participated. You can a full list of the local winners below. SIE would like to encourage everyone to consider taking their idea further with FRESH IDEAS which is now open for entry!

Congratulations to all of the local winners;

University of Aberdeen – Evgeni Ivanov

University of Abertay – Sara Rubio

University of Dundee – Mathew Hilley

University of Edinburgh – Maia Almeida-Amir

University of Glasgow – Julia Ohela

Edinburgh College of Art – Cavid Nadirov

Edinburgh Napier University – Hampus Hjertström

Glasgow Caledonian University – Bunty Aranja

Heriot-Watt University – Oliver Thomson

University of Highlands and Islands – Akshav Nangha

Queen Margaret University – Katie Forrest

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – Max Fane

Robert Gordon University – Mourad Trabelsi

University of St Andrews – Scott Gordon

University of Stirling – Caroline Ljungström

University of the West of Scotland – Stuart Boon

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