Congratulations to Twipes from City, University of London for winning the Mayor's Entrepreneur 2017.
Twipes are hygienic, water-dispersible wet wipes on a roll designed to fit into existing toilet roll holders. They are free from harsh chemicals and dissolve in water within three hours. This makes them an environmentally-friendly alternative to existing wet wipes currently on the market that don’t degrade quickly and can cause serious issues and damage to the drainage system.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “As London’s population grows the pressure on our infrastructure increases with it. Alborz and Ellenor are to be commended for tackling this challenge head on and they should be very proud of what they have achieved.
“I’m hugely impressed by the quality of entries. It’s testament to the creativity and talent in London’s world-leading universities that such a range of innovative solutions have been developed to make our city a better place for future generations.”
Citi representative, Niels Kirk said: “Citi is excited to be supporting the Mayor’s Entrepreneur. The finalists have developed environmentally and socially-minded business propositions and should all be incredibly proud to have reached the final of this competition.
“We believe in the importance of supporting today’s urban youth to help catalyse jobs and develop entrepreneurial and innovative mind-sets, so that they are empowered and career ready. As a global business we see first-hand the impact unemployment has on young people the world over, and the influence this can have on their self-esteem and future prospects".