Julia Fan Li, Apoorva Bhandari, Eva-Maria Hempe, Andrew Lynch and Rongjun Chen successful in winning the Cambridge Entrepreneurs prize.
Gates Scholars and Alumni have won prizes for their entrepreneurial ideas.
Julia Fan Li, Apoorva Bhandari, Eva-Maria Hempe, Andrew Lynch and Rongjun Chen were involved in four of the 20 successful submissions that won the Cambridge Entrepreneurs prize. The £100 cash prizes were awarded for the best summaries of a business idea in not more than 100 words.
Julia wrote about an African Innovation Prize to encourage entrepreneurialism and development, Apoorva about diagnostics to help teachers find thought patterns in their students, Eva-Maria about a social care marketplace to give service care users a bigger role, and Andrew and Rongjun about Cryotherapeutics – to how discarded umbilical cords can be used for stem cell treatments.
Rongjun also picked up the CamBridgeSens Innovation prize – a £5,000 cash award to teams of interdisciplinary researchers who make the first steps in putting together or trying out novel ideas in the area of sensor research. Rongjun and his team picked up the award for their project on Novel non-viral vectors for molecular diagnostics and traceable drug delivery