The Make it in Great Britain challenge finalists were announced today by business minister Mark Prisk.
The 18 finalists span five different categories and will showcase their creations on a weekly basis at the Make it in Great Britain exhibition. It will be held at the Science Museum from Tuesday July 24 to Sunday September 9 2012.
Successful entries include a new technology which could offer relief to tinnitus sufferers, an eco-friendly alternative to everyday cement that could reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90% and a pushchair that can be folded down to a 32 litre-size rucksack.
Seeking the UK’s next big pre-market products, processes and concepts, the competition categories include Make it…Stronger, Make it…Smarter and Make it…Breakthrough, a category for entrants aged 16-21 only.
Exhibition visitors will be invited to vote on their favourite entry. The winners from each weekly vote will feature together in the final week of the exhibit.
One finalist from the breakthrough category will win the ‘people’s choice’ award, as voted for by the public. The three potential winners are Inviso from Rochester, Cooker Smart from Swindon, and Bed Flex from Preston.
Business minister Mark Prisk said: “We’ve had a great response, and I’m particularly excited by some of the entries received in the Breakthrough category. I’d urge the public to get voting and tell us who they would like to receive the honour of being named the People’s Choice.”
To find out more about the finalists and to cast your vote for the ‘people’s choice’ winner, visit the Make it in Great Britain website.