Phlorum at Energy YES (Young Entrepreneurs Scheme) Competition
Phlorum is delighted to have played a part in the success of the recent Energy YES (Young Entrepreneurs Scheme) competition at Edinburgh Zoo.
The competition is for postgraduate students engaged in energy research via the Network of Energy Doctoral Training Centres. The aim is for students to develop a business plan for an imaginary start-up energy business and to present this to investors and industry experts.
As part of the events surrounding the competition, Phlorum’s Richard Schofield gave a presentation on the pitfalls and rewards of starting and growing a successful business in the sustainable energy and associated sectors. He then joined working groups to mentor students in the production of business plans for their innovative ideas.
The eventual winners of the competition were from the Midlands Energy Graduate School, who developed a novel magnetic fridge idea. The runners up were from the Fusion Doctoral Training Network, who developed a liquid battery idea.
We would like to thank everyone involved in making the competition the great success that it was. It was particularly rewarding for us to be exposed to such enthusiastic and bright doctoral students and it was encouraging to see that they will clearly be an integral part of future innovations in this dynamic and challenging sector.