Low Carbon Entrepreneur 2015

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4935
Question By: 
James Cleverly
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How will the winner be chosen for this year's scheme, and what benefits do you anticipate that this will bring to London's environment?

Answer

Answer for Low Carbon Entrepreneur 2015

Answer for Low Carbon Entrepreneur 2015

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The winner will be chosen using the successful formula used in the past two years, which has led innovative entries like solarbox being selected.  All entries will be initially judged by a panel of experts, who will select the top ten ideas based on their practicality, originality, clarity of the presentations, potential carbon reductions, and other sustainability benefits. The overall winner will be selected from this shortlist after these have been presented to the Dragon's Den style high profile judging panel.

The scheme provides an increasing number of London students the opportunity to think laterally and develop innovative business ideas that contribute towards reducing London's carbon emissions.

This is reflected in the extremely wide range of ideas submitted and the projects that have succeeded such as solarbox which is creating a new role for our old red telephone boxes by providing a free public phone charging service and Bio-bean which is using London's waste coffee to create biofuels for London.