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International success in 24 hour challenge


Two teams of students from the University of Wolverhampton are celebrating after winning a 24-hour innovation challenge in France.

The students took part in Innovation 24hr event held at the University’s partner institution Ecole Supérieure des Technologies Industrielles Avancées (ESTIA) in Biarritz at the weekend.

A team from the School of Technology and ESTIA won the Innovative Creation Award while students from the School of Art and Design won the Best International Team Award.

The Innovation 24hr event is in its sixth year and invites industrial partners like Total, ERDF and Radisson to put forward a challenge to innovate their existing products and services.

The Wolverhampton teams will now see their solutions progress through to more detailed designs with the respective industrial partners.

Paul Hampton, Principal Lecturer and Business Development Manager within the School of Technology, said: “We’re delighted with our students’ success at the Innovation 24hr event in Biarritz. The University has a strong focus on working alongside industry partners to ensure our students have the right employability skills to impress future employers. The experience gained taking part in this challenge will no doubt stand them in excellent stead.”

ESTIA is a long standing partner of the University of Wolverhampton, which offers a collaborative engineering degree at the French institution.


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