CRL trio win entrepreneurship awards

Three Central Research Laboratory affiliated startups have won through in the Santander Universities’ entrepreneurship competition.

Wase – a startup focused on developing decentralised sanitation and energy technology solutions – were awarded the top prize in the ‘tech’ category.

Brunel student Rehana Al-Soltane of BrightSign was awarded the audience choice award; BrightSign founder Hadeel Ayoub was part of CRL’s last Accelerator programme.

Finally, Chip[s] Board – a startup that have developed an MDF-like material out of potato waste, who are currently taking part in the Accelerator – were awarded the number one spot in the ‘non-tech’ category.

CRL is based at U+I’s The Old Vinyl Factory development in Hayes.