From Imperial College London:
The College-wide business plan competition, organised by Tanaka Business School and held on Thursday 13 March, provides both undergraduates and postgraduates with an opportunity to develop and present business ideas in a realistic environment.
The winning interdisciplinary team won the prestigious prize for their device called Tap Sprinkler, which focuses on providing quick and easy fire protection in the kitchen. It is a sprinkler system that aims to reduce the number of domestic fires that start in the home.
Yusuf Muhammad, a second year student from the Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) course, was part of the winning team. He said: “I’m in shock! We thought we had a good chance but there are so many other great ideas here, I can’t believe it! I think the key to our success is our interdisciplinary team. Between us we have a lot of great ideas.”
The other members of the winning team include Paul Thomas and Jeung Whoo-Choi, who are also studying on the IDE course and William Makant and Alan Hart, MBA students in Imperial’s Business School.