Past winners 2013

2013 Winners

First Prize: £15,000 and six months of SETsquared support


Tom Carter, PhD student, Department of Computer Science, Professor Sriram Subramanian, Department of Computer Science

UltraHaptics uses ultrasound technology to create the sensation of feeling in mid-air. This has a variety of potential uses all based around touchless sensing and tactile feedback from electronic devices.

Joint Runner-up: £8,000

Growing People

Matt Montgomery, EngD student, Systems Centre

Growing People is a Social Enterprise that uses derelict land, waste coffee grounds, shipping containers and polytunnels to create high-value organic produce that can be sold to support the employment of 14-19 year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds into STEM-subject education programmes.

Joint Runner-up: £8,000

ARM Systems

Dr James MacFarlane , staff, Interface Analysis Centre, Dr Tom Scott, staff, Interface Analysis Centre

ARM Systems uses low-cost unmanned aerial vehicles to safely and accurately determine the distribution, identity, and quantity of radionuclide contamination within and surrounding a nuclear site.

Honourable Mention No.1: £1,000 of Marketest Market Research Reports


Christopher Sampson, PhD student, School of Geographical Sciences, Andrew Smith, PhD student, School of Geographical Sciences

Modris is a spin-out company in modelling flood risks to produce flood risk analytics products for the insurance and reinsurance markets.

Honourable Mention No.2: £1,250

UBU Lettings

Jed Peacock, student, Department of Economics

UBU Lettings aims to create a student-run letting agency, providing a more student-friendly service with more transparent fees, and better integrated with the university’s welfare services.


Other previous winners:

2012 Winners, 2011 Winners, 2010 Winners, 2009 Winners, 2008 Winners, 2007 Winners, 2006 Winners, 2005 Winners, 2004 Winners, 2003 Winners, 2002 Winners, 2001 Winners