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13 Jun 2016

Loughborough University teams make Engineering YES final

Two teams from Loughborough have secured a place in this year’s Engineering YES final, a national competition that encourages engineering enterprise.

Engineering YES aims to raise awareness of the commercialisation of engineering ideas and encourages enterprise amongst postgraduate research students and post-doctoral researchers.

The annual competition, founded in 2009, invites participants to showcase their innovation and teamwork skills to industry experts from commercial, financial and engineering sectors.

Revma (formerly InnovaPlus) from the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering and Bra-U-niQ, from the School of Chemical Engineering, are the two teams representing Loughborough this year.

Both teams have been successful in three heats held in Bristol, Birmingham and Leeds, securing a place at the Engineering YES final (15 June).

The Revma team have developed a business plan for an environmentally friendly, low cost, ozone based water cleaning system for swimming pools.

Bra-U-niQ will be presenting their idea of an integrated system to scan women and 3D print made-to-measure one strap bras.

The programme is run by Loughborough University in partnership with Loughborough Beacon Rotary and other Rotary clubs around the UK. Rolls Royce is the main sponsor for the event, with support from Royal Bank of Scotland, Natural Environment Research Council, Potter Clarkson and the Rotary Clubs.

The two teams will now battle against four other teams at the Innovation Campus Birmingham to win the overall title in the Engineering YES 2016 final.

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Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named the best in the country for its student experience in the 2016 THE Student Experience Survey. Loughborough was ranked 4th in theGuardian University League Table 2017 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2017 and was also named University of the Year in the In the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In September 2015 the University opened an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.