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Final Fresh Ideas Winners Announced!

The final round of SIE’s Fresh Ideas competition closed for entries on the 28th January 2016. We had a record number of entries from students and graduates (up to two years) enrolled at Scottish universities and colleges. The judges have hand-picked four winners and a selection of highly commended entrants:

1st Prize (£500): A.Sandhu (University of Glasgow)

2nd Prize (£250): Marina Freijo Mata (University of Edinburgh)

Joint 3rd Prize (£100): Jennifer MacLeod (UHI: Inverness)

Joint 3rd Prize (£100): Charlie Patterson (University of Edinburgh)

Highly Commended:

· Ashley O’Neill (Heriot-Watt University)
· Dapo Thomas (University of Edinburgh)
· Declan McGallagly (Glasgow Caledonian University)
· Esther McIntosh (Edinburgh College of Art)
· Joey Ho (University of Strathclyde)
· Jonathan Watson (Heriot-Watt University)
· Justine Seager (University of Glasgow)
· Katie Wishart (University of Strathclyde)
· Kyle White (University of Glasgow)
· Laura Porteous (FifeCollege)
· Lipa Hussain (Queen Margaret University)
· Lucas Collins (University of Edinburgh)
· Mohamed Farah (Glasgow Caledonian University)
· Paulius Zarauskas (Glasgow Kelvin College)
· Ross Brydon (Queen Margaret University)
· Sam Davies (University of Edinburgh)
· Samuel Alexander Rogers (University ofStrathclyde)
· Sian Downes (Queen Margaret University)
· Sofia Skevofylaka (University of Dundee)
· Sophie Butchart (University of Edinburgh)
· Vladimir Nikishkin (University of Edinburgh)
· Vladimir Nikolov (University of Dundee)

All four winners and highly commended entrants will join the Fresh Ideas winners and highly commended entries from October – December in the next stage of the competition: our exclusive Exploration Day event on 21st February where they will work on their idea with SIE Business Advisors and prepare for pitching to judges. The final competition winners will be announced at the SIE Student Enterprise Summit on Wednesday 23rd March 2016.

Congratulations to all of the winners and highly commended entrants, we look forward to working with you at Exploration Day!

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