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2020 winners

For the first time in 2020 there were four separate awards for the Environment, Creative Industries, Smart Cities and Health sectors.

The Tyre Collective by Hanson Cheng, Siobhan Anderson, Hugo Richardson and Deepak Mallya from Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art won the Environment Award

We all know tyres wear down, but where does it all go? It turns out tyre wear gets in the air we breathe and is washed into our rivers. We made a nifty device that captures it right as they come off the wheel, saving our lungs and environment.

Mykkö by Aurelie Fontan and Ashley Granter from the Royal College of Art won the Creative Industries Award.

Mykkö is a compostable and cruelty-free leather alternative. Employing mushrooms’ incredible biological properties, our unique manufacturing system allows for in-house and localised production of this ethical textile. With transparency, scalability and affordability, we are bringing biomaterials to the forefront of a new sustainable fashion industry.

Toilets4London by Nina Rimsky from Imperial College London won the Smart Cities Award

Toilets4London is a mobile app that enables people to find toilets wherever they are in the city, with a focus on improving hygiene and accessibility. The app will provide businesses such as cafes, pubs and restaurants a way to open their toilets to the public while charging a small fee to cover maintenance and cleaning.

Unhindr by Ugur Tanriverdi from Imperial College London won the Health Award

Unhindr is a London based start-up developing a technology called Roliner. Our bodies change shape throughout the day, but prosthetic limb fittings cannot. Inflexible fitting damages the skin; leaves millions of amputees in pain and dependent on fitting clinics for a lifetime. Roliner is a sock that understands the daily changes and adapts to them automatically without needing hospital visits.

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