Engine Shed selects partners to help create ‘super project’ to promote a diverse workforce

October 20, 2017

Four partners have been chosen by Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed to take forward its Diverse Workforce for the Future project.

The four were among eight shortlisted projects presented to a full-house at the building’s ‘Ideas to Pitch’ event. From these, the Engine Shed team chose four to work together on a ‘super project.’ 

The Engine Shed team and judging panel took feedback and questions from the ‘Ideas to Pitch’ audience, and combined with the detailed applications from the eight shortlisted projects, decided that the four-way ‘super project’ would be the ultimate way to deliver its mission of stimulating long-term, sustainable, and inclusive economic growth across the West of England.

The selected partners are: Boomsatsuma’s Engine Shed on Tour, DigiLocal, Eidos and Babbasa’s Maths Hackers, and Cognitive Path’s Young Genius” Between them, the winners will receive up to £18,000 cash or in-kind support from Engine Shed’s Enterprise Fund, and the elements of the original applications will be taken on to form the ‘super project’.

On the night, Young Genius won the People’s Choice award of £500 to further their research into the opportunity, winning 26% of the audience’s votes.

The detail and working arrangements of the new partnership will be finalised over the next month, with a view to starting in January.

The Engine Shed team wants to hear from people who are passionate about inclusive economic growth and want to be involved in its ‘super project’? These include potential sponsors who can help it build on this partnership, and create the scale it needs to become as impactful as possible.

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