EIBC Champion of Champions Grand Finalists 2019


Judging has taken place and we are delighted to present the videos of the teams that are through to the Awards Ceremony.  The 10 finalists will present their innovations to the judges and an audience at the  Royal Academy of Engineering on 28 October 2019.

Congratulations to all the finalists.  We look forward to hearing the presentations later this month.


We extend our thanks to all the teams who entered the Grand Final, who submitted such a diversity of high-quality ideas. It was a pleasure to see such talent springing from our universities.  It was an incredibly tough decision to select 10 winners.  We thank everyone who participated.

You can vote for one project. Voting should be a simple click of the green button, but if you experience a problem email eibcompetition@eibc.org.uk and we will get back to you promptly.

Voting has now closed. The Grand Final is tomorrow. Visit us again on 29 October for details of the winners.

Rapid Bio-Labs

University of Greenwich

Lyster Surfcraft

University of Exeter

Natural Fibre Plastics

University of Hull

Proodle Solutions

University of Nottingham,...

Sustainable Water

The University of Notting...


The University of Notting...


Queen's University Belfas...


University of Surrey


University of York


UCL School of Management

Awards Presentation - 28 October 2019: The 10 finalists will present their innovation at the awards presentation which is being hosted at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG in London.

We are delighted to announce that Lord Sainsbury of Turville, whose Gatsby Charitable Foundation, funds the Engineers in Business Competition prize fund, will be attending the Awards Presentation.


Five awards wil be made at the Grand Final:

  • Gold Award - £3,000 plus a Sainsbury Management Fellow as a mentor and CV Package
  • Silver Award - £2,000 plus a CV Package
  • Bronze Award - £1,500 plus a CV Package
  • The Lord Sainsbury Prize - £2,500 - Lord Sainsbury of Turville will present this award for the innovation he feels could have the greatest impact on society
  • People's Vote - £1,000  for the innovation that receives the most public votes.  Voting closes at midnight 27 October 2019

For details of the  CV package from Purple CV, visit the Sponsors' Page.


The judges for the Grand Final are:

  • Sainsbury Management Fellow,  Andrew Doe, CEO, Chief Digital Officer CDO, Startup Mentor & Advisor driving eCommerce Performance & Digital Transformation
  • Kate Beresford, Head of Membership and Operation, Enterprise Educators UK and Director of Kate Beresford Associates