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Thomas Fudge from Brunel University was a Finalist in the 2017 Green Gown Award's Research and Development - Student category for his work with his startup WASE - a worthy mission to provide sustainable solutions for sanitation and clean water to everyone who needs it.
Thomas has now been announced as Winner of NACUE's Varsity Pitch Competition 2018 for his work with the same project.
He faced stiff competition at this year’s semi-finals as they battled it out to win the grand prize of £10,000. The business pitches were highly innovative and demonstrated exceptional examples of forward thinking.
Invited guests from all walks of industry, from tech companies to different corporate banks, government departments to PR and design companies and Helen Exton, our Green Gown Award Event Manager was among the pitch viewing audience who heard new and creative ideas, from these young entrepreneurs.
When asked ‘What do you hope for the business in a few years to come?’, Thomas’ response was:
“We are hoping that our systems are in rural communities, enabling them to have safe access to toilets and be able to treat the waste water, so they don’t have to worry about it.”
Huge congratulations to Thomas!
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