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6 Apr 2016

University supports Travis Perkins plc in the search for innovation

Loughborough has joined up with building and construction giant, Travis Perkins plc, in their search for new ideas following the launch of the first ever Travis Perkins Innovation Awards.

The Awards have been developed in an attempt to find ground breaking product innovation and problem solutions for the UK construction industry.

The competition is open to all individuals across a range of sectors and has two entry streams which are Problem Solving and Product Innovation.

The Product Innovation category focusses on new construction products with applicants invited to submit their ideas and specifications. Applicants to the Problem Solving category can put forward solutions to industry-specific problems identified by Travis Perkins plc customers.

The Awards provide an opportunity for somebody to win substantial financial and business support for product and idea development. This includes up to £10,000 in financing, business mentoring from the Travis Perkins senior team and, or the chance to trial products in selected Travis Perkins plc locations around the UK.

Dr Chris Goodier, Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil and Building Engineering, will be on the panel of expert judges who will be reviewing the applications over the summer. 

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