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November Fresh Ideas Winners announced!

November marked the second month of this year’s Fresh Ideas competition. The judges have been hard at work again to select three November winners and the highly commended entrants.

Fresh Ideas is a monthly enterprise competition run by SIE. Cash prizes are awarded to three entrants with great ideas every month. This month’s winners are;


  • Shantanu Patil  (University of Strathclyde) £150
  • Ishan Bhasin (The University of Edinburgh) £150
  • Roy Hotrabhvanon (University of Edinburgh) £150


All three winners will go forward to the next stage of the competition and could win a top prize of £1,000 at our Awards Reception in March. They will also be invited to attend an exclusive Exploration Day in February along with a number of entrants who were selected by the judges as highly commended entries:


  • Kieran Skelton (Stirling University)
  • James Bowers-Clark (Heriot-Watt University)
  • Anton Puzorjov (The University of Edinburgh)
  • Angela Rose Bagni (University of the West of Scotland)
  • Toha Abbasi (Queen Margaret University)
  • Callum Russell (University of Strathclyde)
  • Darcy Lincoln (University of Strathclyde)
  • Alex De Sousa (Edinburgh College)
  • Joseph Emmi (University of Glasgow)
  • Nina Birchard (University of Glasgow)
  • Ramsay Suliman (University Of Strathclyde)
  • Fraser Payne (Edinburgh Napier University)
  • Pedro Santos (Glasgow Caledonian University)
  • Clare Black (Robert Gordon University)
  • Azuolas Ciukas (University of Edinburgh)
  • Andrew Dempster (University Of Strathclyde)
  • Mohammed Al-Haifi (Edinburgh Napier University)
  • Corrie Green (Moray College, University of The Highlands and Islands)
  • David Ellen (Glasgow School of Art)
  • Oleszja Kurganova (University of Glasgow/Glasgow School of Art)
  • Catherine Truel (Glasgow Caledonian University)
  • David Reid (Robert Gordon University)
  • Matthew Durack (Robert Gordon University)


Congratulations to all of the winners and highly commended entrants.

Entries for the December competition are now open. For more information, including how to enter online and key dates, visit the Fresh Ideas page.

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