Students achieve 3rd Prize in Hult Prize Competition

31 March 2017

In December 2016, MSE student Andrew Ham (in his final year of a B MSE / M BioMed), along with 5th year medical student Andrew Fong and 4th year BioMed/Chem.Eng. student Benjamin Dalby, took out 3rd Prize in the Hult Prize Competition at UNSW for their innovative design of a smaller epinephrine autoinjector called the "MiniEpi".

The Hult Prize is the largest and most prestigious social entrepreneurship competition in the world, launched through the Bill Clinton Foundation and the Hult International Business School in Boston. The Hult Prize in 2016/17 invited student teams to develop sustainable, scalable social enterprises which restore the rights and dignity of refugees around the world, and the boys competed with almost 100 students from UNSW in this challenge.

After undergoing an incubation program and further applications, the team was honoured to be selected from a record breaking pool of over 50,000+ applications, received from over 100 countries, to pitch their solution at the Hult Prize regional finals in Dubai in March 2017. While unsuccessful in obtaining on of the top three prizes, they were commended by the judges as one of the better teams among some very stiff competition. Below are some photos from the Dubai event.

You can learn more about the journey of these three talented students by visiting the MiniEpi website.