Students from the University of Glasgow picked up 1st and 2nd prizes at the Scottish Institute for Enterprise Business Plan Competition on the 7th March.
Red Button Design were awarded the first prize of £16,000 of cash and in-kind support for their innovative Reverse Osmosis Sanitation System. Sounds Good Advertising were the runners up, receiving £9,000 for their audio / visual light box.
Open to all students and recent graduates from across Scotland the SIE competition received a record number of entries this year but for the third year in a row it was a University of Glasgow business that took the first prize in the undergraduate category.
Following on the footsteps of Barhand and Oyo Products, Red Button Design, led by James Brown, Nicky Pang and Amanda Jones, have developed a product which can bring relief to the 1.2 billion people around the world who are still without clean water. Their product, ROSS, is an innovative water sanitation, transport and storage device specifically tailored to suit the demanding requirements of a user resident in a developing country. ROSS enables individuals to collect water from the nearest source, contaminated or not, and sanitize for drinking or bathing use.