Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Engineering YES - Day 4- HOLY SMOKES WE WON!

After a late night for Claire and I working on the final presentation, and a VERY late night for Nick and Matt working on the financials, we approached today's presentations with cautious optimism.  Well, I did anyway.  :)

We were the fourth team (out of seven total) to present, right in the time slot before lunch.  Our team name, H2GO, was based around the concept of a hydrogen modular fuelling station that is to be integrating into the exiting petrol station market in the UK.  This concept was related to the release of several hydrogen powered fuel cell vehicles that are set to be released in 2015.

The other teams were very good, presenting ideas ranging from home lighting system, better home insulation, a anti-bacterial paint for hospitals and a new nano-paint for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC).  We were sure we were out of the running...but when it came to the awards, we were declared the winners overall!  The runner-up team, Innovink, which championed the nano-paint for SOFCs also are going to the final competition in 3 weeks time in Birmingham.  So big win for Fuel Cell Technology today!!

We are all pretty tired after the long days, so I'm going to sign off now...but here is a couple of team photos taken from lunch, right after we were done presenting:

We were all a bit silly and tired after the presentation

Aww!  Group photo!  From left to right: Nick, Matt, me and Claire

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