SIE – Big Idea Runner-Up!

18 December, 2004 at 22:22 Leave a comment

My AccessXP idea won a 100£ prize for being one of 5 runner-ups
at the SIE Big Idea Competition and am going for the National Plan phase. Hope I will
be able to compile a team by then. It is crazy to work alone on such
things. Anyway, here is a rip from the SIE UoG site –

What’s the Big Idea?

So what were
these ideas?

The winners of The
Big Idea Competition 2004 were announced at our Big Bash on the 16th
December.

The quality and quantity of
entries was higher than ever this year, so much so that we decided
there should be two winners.

So the lucky people
travelling to New York next year are ..

Louise Chappell,
Becky Bolton and Rupert Burton for their idea – Booforyou.com

and

Martin Izod with his
idea for a Portable Epilepsy Alarm

They were closely followed by
our 5 runners up, each of whom received a cheque for £100. They
were ..

Christopher Draper –
Techbench
Srikant Jakilinki – Access XP
Stephen Milne – Autoslide
Veronica Neves – Ducks to Swans
Matthew Davies and Richard Adams – Odd Feet

Congratulations to the
winners and commiserations to those who didn’t quite make it. Remember
it doesn’t mean it’s not a good idea. Go for it!

The Big Idea Competition is sponsored by
Scottish Enterprise Glasgow

Booforyou.com
Booforyou is an unique service allowing customers to
design their own fine art fashion or boo bags and have then
manufactured and delivered straight to their door.

Portable Epilepsy Device
The alarm is a discrete, transportable and user-centered
alarm designed to bring help for epileptic people at risk from severe
seizures.

Techbench
Techbench is an interactive monitor built into furniture
that would revolutionise the way a conventional office looks, feels and
works.

Access XP
Access XP is a proxy transcoding server software that
makes the web accessible and easy to navigate for people with any
special needs.

Autoslide
Autoslide is an electronic device so that any people who
are unable to correct themselves into a seating position when slouched
will be able to do so at the touch of a button.

Ducks to Swans
Encompasses a multidisciplinary approach to teach
children how to swim in an informal environment which integrates
creative and fun activities.

Odd Feet
Helps you think outside your socks by offering socks,
not in pairs but as singles!

SIE National
Business Plan Competition 04/05

The leading ideas from
Glasgow will now go forward to represent the University in the national
business plan competition where they pit their wits against students
from across Scotland to battle it out for prizes worth £60,000.

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