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ghd Sustainability Challenge

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Funding details
Registration opens
17 Jul 2019, 00:00
Registration closes
13 Sep 2019, 00:00
Closes
13 Sep 2019, 00:00
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Consisting of only three "on-site" days, participants will be asked to work together to help solve key sustainability challenges being faced by the ghd R&D team.
Organisation
Cambridge Wireless / ghd
Summary

CW is pleased to present this new opportunity for five start-ups and SMEs to build a collaborative partnership with the R&D team of internationally renowned consumer device designer: ghd.

The ghd Sustainability Challenge is a light-touch way for start-ups to demonstrate their expertise to a potential investor/customer. Consisting of only three “on-site” days, participants will be asked to work together to help solve key sustainability challenges being faced by the ghd R&D team.

ghd is looking to decrease the environmental impact of building and using consumer devices.  The challenge is: how do we decrease material and energy usage to make our products more efficient? We want to improve the energy management and efficiency of our devices, while creating less wastage – potentially through leveraging the circular economy. Could greater sustainability also introduce new business models for ghd, such as product as a service? – Dr Tim Moore, VP Smart Devices Coty

A subsidiary of one of the world’s largest beauty companies, ghd are leading the way in understanding the science of hair. ghd’s Research & Development labs in Cambridge are unique in combining physicists, material scientists, product designers and hair specialists to focus solely on the terminal manipulation of hair. The facility allows for scientific testing on hair and the development of new products, as well as product performance testing.

FURTHER DETAILS

Areas of Interest:
Wireless connected devices
IoT
High efficiency electronics
Heater technology
Recyclable materials / circular economy tech
Rechargeable battery technology
Sustainable manufacturing and reworking
Coatings, including electrically resistive coatings

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