Shining ‘light on the best of British ingenuity’ are the 2021 winners of the Young Innovators awards using their ideas to work ‘for a better world’ from across the country.
With ideas ranging from using empty shops on local high streets as Creative Youth Labs, to creating a secure currency exchange platform for Africans living in the UK – the young inventors are fixing some of our biggest societal challenges.
Other notable innovations includes plastic substitutes made from seaweed to socially-aware robotic companions for people living in care homes.
Amanda Solloway Science Minister said: “While the past year has brought significant challenges for us all, it has also shone a light on the best of British ingenuity, with young people across the country harnessing their entrepreneurial spirit to help the UK respond to these challenges.
“From mobile apps supporting our brilliant NHS staff to online mentoring tools helping graduates find employment, the inspiring business ideas we are backing today will help to unleash our next generation of innovators as we build back better from the pandemic.”
Meet the 64 innovators looking to make the world a better place:
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