Final-year students have the opportunity to compete for a £15,000 Innovation Award to develop their business, thanks to alumni support. “The grant I received gave me validation and security to take the leap and pursue my business idea full-time,” said 2019 Innovation Award winner, Nia Simpson, who is developing Compact Cane – the first discreet digital white cane for people with visual impairments.
Computer Science graduate Ashton Clapp took advantage of every opportunity that came his way, taking part in the Business Plan Competition and Apps Crunch before winning a coveted Innovation Award from fellow alumnus,
His Excellency Khalil Foulathi. Ashton has since co-founded thriving tech consultancy Backslash Build in Bath, has employed nine fellow graduates and carries out coding workshops for current students from any year or course.