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Business innovation competition for undergraduate and graduate engineers – apply to run the competition at your university

The University of Nottingham’s Ingenuity17 first prize winner of the Engineers in Business Prize:  Emma Hartley of Pulse AED is presented with her award by EIBF President, David Falzani.

The Engineers in Business competition was created to increase the level of participation in business courses and business competitions by engineering undergraduates and graduates, giving them the opportunity gain more commercial education. Engineers in Business competition focuses on business innovation and works with universities which have existing competitions or elective modules for engineering students.  Universities can apply to run Engineers in Business. The competition offers each university:

  • £3,000 Prize Fund: Typically  this  is  awarded  as  a  £1,500  prize,  a  £1,000  prize  and  a  £500  prize  for  the  top three individual  engineers,  or  teams  including  engineers.

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Nikhil Amin (INSEAD)
Head of Amazon Business UK
Alpesh Amin (MIT)
Investment Director, Atlantic Bridge Capital
Michael Astell, ACGI CEng FIMechE (ERASMUS)
Director, Furness Petroleum
Busola Banjo, CEng MIET (INSEAD)
CEO Programme Associate, Siemens
John Barton-Bridges, CEng MICE (INSEAD)
CEO, Jonah Capital
Adam Bazire, CEng FIEE (INSEAD)
Director, RAMSO Services
John Blackett (ERASMUS)
Leader of Value Engineering Programme, Philips
Simon Bolton, MIMechE (IMD)
Group Chief Operating Officer, Waterlogic International
Simon Bonini, CEng MIChemE (INSEAD)
Simon Brod (ENPC)
Head of Origination, Vattenfall Energy Trading
Tom Delay, CEng MIMechE (INSEAD)
CEO, The Carbon Trust
Andrew Doe, CEng MIEE (INSEAD)
Managing Director, Gizme
Simon Fowles, Ceng MICE (TUCK)
Strategy, Group Customer Experience, BT
Robert Gill (INSEAD)
Consultant, Advisian
Dr Conor Hanley (INSEAD)
CEO, BiancaMed
Graham Hastie, MEng CEng MIEE (INSEAD)
Associate Dean, Degree Programmes, INSEAD
Kyle Henderson (INSEAD)
Business Development Director, Honeywell Aerospace
Simon Hughes (MIT)
Chief Commercial Officer, Green Energy Options
Shaun Kenny (IESE)
Performance and Growth Manager for Central Graben, Total
Nick Laird (INSEAD)
Principal, Laird Growth Catalysts
Adam Locke, CEng MICE (INSEAD)
Consultancy Partnership Leader, Laing O'Rourke
Dr Evaristus Mainsah (Columbia)
General Manager Client Financing, IBM
William Myles, CEng MICE (IMD)
Regional Managing Director – Asia Pacific, RICS
David Parkin (MIT)
Director, Safety and Network Strategy, Cadent Gas
Dr Ernest Poku, CEng MIMechE SPE (ERASMUS)
Asset Manager, Ophir Energy
Philip Price (LBS)
Business Support Manager, Be Living Limited
Hersh Shah (IMD)
M&A Director, Process Safety, Halma
Nicholas Sullivan, CEng MIMechE (INSEAD)
Co-founder, Heritage Independent Living
Henning von Spreckelsen, CEng MIEE (IMD)
Chairman, Shere Investment
Peter Young (INSEAD)
Director Advanced Technology & Research, Arup
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Innovation Essay Competition 

Thirty high-level business leaders are offering career and entrepreneurial mentoring to student and graduate engineers. Mentoring prizes are available for 30 winners – 15 student engineers and 15 graduate engineers. The competition is open now with entries required by 28 February 2018. Download this poster for display on a notice board. Mentor30Engineers is a new competition inviting student engineers/young engineers to conceive an idea that tackles a problem in society.  Our society is a complex machine in the way that information is collected, decisions are made, how decisions and actions are communicated – sometimes this works and sometimes it breaks down resulting in major impacts on people’s lives. Mentor30Engineers invites engineers to stretch their minds and come up with a solution to some of the biggest challenges facing society today (our aim is to stimulate thinking beyond app solutions that tend to proliferate business competitions).  We are looking for imaginative and inspiring big ideas. View full competition details

Who Will Mentor the Winners?

Below is the list of 30 highly experienced business leaders, all Sainsbury Management Fellows, who will mentor winners of the Mentors30Engineers competition.  You can click their LinkedIn profiles to learn more about their careers.  Our SMF mentors are looking forward to working with the winners! Entries to this competition are now closed.



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