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Mayor of London Entrepreneur Award 2018 goes to Imperial College London graduates

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The winner of this year’s Mayor of London Entrepreneur Award is WithLula, the inventors of a biodegradable sanitary product which is quick and easy to dispose of and doesn’t cause harmful waste. The Imperial College London graduates behind the product have won £20,000 investment in their start-up from the Mayor of London.

WithLula beat nine other shortlisted projects to the prize in the final of this year’s Mayor’s Entrepreneur Competition at City Hall. Entrants were asked to create a business idea which tackles one of the big environmental challenges facing the capital – from reducing plastic waste to increasing public access to drinking water.

They winners will invest the money in developing their product: zero-waste, fully-flushable sanitary products delivered directly to customers. Aaron Koshy of WithLula said: “We’re so excited to have won the Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition. With the £20,000 funding we’ll be able to start small-scale manufacturing and have the product available for Londoners by the end of the year through our website. We can’t wait to work with the team at City Hall to get our business off the ground.”

As well as the main prize, as part of the Mayor’s gender equality campaign #BehindEveryGreatCity, ten women who entered the competition will be selected for mentoring to help them take the next step in their careers.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I congratulate WithLula on their success. Their product is an innovative concept and I look forward to seeing this project develop in the future.”

This year saw a total of 675 students from 37 higher education institutions enter the competition. The shortlist of ten finalists represented seven London universities; Imperial College London, Kingston University London, London School of Economics and Political Science, Royal College of Art, University College London, University of Greenwich and University of Westminster.

You can read the full story, and information about the other finalists, on the Mayor of London website.

London comes top in THE’s new ranking of the best university cities

Times Higher Education have today released a new ranking of cities with the highest concentration of elite universities, based on the THE World University Rankings.   London has the largest number of top 500 universities within a city and comes joint first when looking at the top 200 universities. There are 15 London universities in the top 500 and six universities in the top 200. […]

Imperial College London’s World Challenges and Innovation summer school

Take your place this summer at Imperial College London’s World Challenges and Innovation summer school. This two-week experience for undergraduate students in the final two years of study promises to fire your imagination and open your mind to the potential that can be unleashed when the world’s brightest minds work together to solve a problem. […]

Leading by example: Women at the helm of London’s universities

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#BehindEveryGreatCity With 2018 marking 100 years since British women were first granted the vote, London is celebrating! Parliament Square is to see its first statue of a woman – a life-sized model of suffragist Millicent Fawcett. There are exhibitions, open air events, talks and activities all over London, most free to take part in  – […]

London welcomes new international students with the ultimate London experience

“Welcome to London – you’re going to have a fantastic time studying here!” That was the message from Deputy Mayor of London Rajesh Agrawal, at a special international student event at London’s City Hall. At the International Student Welcome event, eleven lucky students from around the world got a whirlwind tour of some of London’s […]

Discover London: The City’s Top 10 Free Attractions

As a student at one of London’s universities, you have a wealth of sights and experiences right on your door step. The opportunities for sightseeing, shopping, visiting museums and galleries or attending events and festivals are endless. You might be surprised how much there is to do in London that’s free of charge – and […]

London remains higher education capital of the world

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, released today, confirm London remains the higher education capital of the world. London has 4 universities in the global top 40, more than any other city in the world. Imperial College London (8th) and University College London (16th) remain in the top 20 whilst London School of Economics […]

Imperial students collaborate on important science research

Imperial students collaborate on drug discovery for neglected diseases Gaining ‘real-life experience’ is a top priority for any student deciding on a degree course. At Imperial College London, a new partnership with the research and development organisation Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), is giving students exactly that. DNDi is part of the Open Synthesis Network (OSN), […]

Pint of Science: Meet the experts at the pub

Science talk festival in local pubs across London and the UK Pint of Science is a three day science festival (15-17 May 2017) which will see more than 1000 scientists head to pubs across the UK to discuss their latest research. The events bring some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to […]

Imperial Festival: A Celebration of Science, Engineering and Creativity

Imperial College London, one of the world’s top universities, will once again host the Imperial Festival on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May at the College’s South Kensington Campus. Flying robots, immersive art and delicious food are just some of the hands-on experiences visitors can look forward to in 2017. The Festival is designed to share […]

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