South England Regional Final: Portsmouth

Our first Big Ideas Competition Regional Final will be taking place at the University of Portsmouth on Monday, May 9th 2022 and we couldn’t be more excited.

Read on for details of the teams, judges, businesses and schools that will be involved…

Schools

Students from the following schools have been shortlisted and will be attending the Regional Final:

Businesses

Mentors from the following businesses have been supporting students in this region:

 


Shortlisted Teams

The following teams have been shortlisted and will be attending the South England Regional Final in Portsmouth:

G.R.O.W.T.H

Oasis Academy Sholing

A nature-centered school programme to help de-stress students

CALM

Oasis Academy Sholing

A charity that repairs old teddy’s and re-sells them to raise awareness for the endangered Orangutan

Plastic Pod

Cams Hill School

A robotic amphibian that collects plastic in oceans

Chloroplastics

Cams Hill School

Sustainable plastic made from Irish moss seaweed

Testolio

Ark Charter Academy

A fingerprint-unlocked breathalizer test that is needed for a car to turn on

Eco-Freezer

Ark Charter Academy

Making boats into freezers to create new ice caps

Plastic -Free Pompey

Ark Charter Academy

‘The Plastics’ clean-up campaign, inspired by the film Mean Girls, to make football kits from waste

Green Future

Cams Hill School

A biodegradable net that picks up microplastics

WSI

Cams Hill School

Creating a new method for a world water system


Judges

Maddie Threapleton

S4TP and Young Person Judge

Simon Luckett

Marine Licence Manager for Tarmac Marine Ltd

Cllr Charlotte Gerada

Labour Councillor at Portsmouth City Council

Ahsana Nabilah Choudhury

Associate at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Shamila Dhana

Member Board Of Trustees at Portsmouth City of Sanctuary

Ian B Dunne

Science Showman


Venue

And the winner is…

We will announce the winner on here after the ceremony has taken place on May 9th 2022, so watch this space!

And the winner is …

G.R.O.W.T.H

Oasis Academy Sholing

The judges said “G.R.O.W.T.H have done an incredible amount of research including surveying their target market.  Their big idea is very actionable, and their business plan was outstanding.  G.R.O.W.T.H looks to combine environmental and social sustainability issues making it a stand-out idea.”

Runner Up

Chloroplastics

Cams Hill School

The judges said “Chloroplastics were clearly very passionate about the problem they were tackling, they had done fantastic market research and identified strong competitors and collaborators.  A rich presentation with great depth of knowledge.”

Runner Up

Testolio

Ark Charter Academy

The judges said “Testolio had a consistent and clear idea throughout their business plan.  They had identified relevant agencies to work with and had thought through a number of different approaches to making Testolio a reality from lobbying for law change to working with insurance companies”

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