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S4TP Big Ideas Finals 2017 – Press release

Young entrepreneurs featured in the Solutions for the Planet (S4TP) national finals where they shared their ideas to key challenges affecting our planet. Solutions for the Planet is a science, technology engineering and maths (STEM) programme with a focus on sustainability and entrepreneurship. It is delivered in partnership with companies, who support teams of students […]

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Hydro-lock, SBSJ Catholic College, Bradford

Standing on the left with this team that made it to the 2016 competition final is their local MP Naz Shah. Hydro-lock want to address the problem of drought and water wastage in agriculture. Their Big Idea was to enrich soil with the chemical contained within nappies to increase its water storage capacity. This innovative solution […]

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Thermofield, Dixons City Academy, Bradford

This team came third place at the 2016 competition final. They want to revolutionise gas camping stoves into electromagnetic stoves powered by solar panels. This team have anticipated the advance in technology of solar panels as a means of either charging batteries for stoves to run on, or directly powering the stoves themselves. With an […]

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E-Waste, Alderbrook School, Solihull

This team came second in the 2016 competition final, with an adapted food waste bin helping households track how much food they waste. Their bin, with an electric weighing scale, connects to an app sending push notifications to user’s phones if wastage levels become too high. Also included in the app is a game for […]

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Vitaliite, Quwwat Ul Islam School, Newham

Vitaliite won first place in the 2016 competition final. The team wanted to combat poor conditions of drinking water in less economically developed countries whilst simultaneously tackling the high rate of road accidents involving cyclists in the UK. Their water bottle has LED lights to alert road users of cyclists and joggers presence, with a […]

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