Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Geology graduate wins Young Innovator Challenge

2013 Earth & Environmental Sciences graduate, David Townsend, has won the Renewables Category of the Young Innovators Challenge, a scheme run by the Scottish Institute for Enterprise on behalf of the Scottish Government. David is one of five talented young graduates to have impressed the judges with his business plans during a tense process to claim a £50,000 award and one year of dedicated business support to turn his ideas into reality. David’s proposal is to develop a Geothermal consultancy which will provide predictions of potential hot saline aquifer geothermal targets within Scotland, with the aim of attracting key stakeholders to facilitate one or more district heating schemes. We wish David the very best of luck with his endeavour!

D. Townsend, left, with three of the winners of the
Young Innovators Challenge and Fiona Godsman - CEO of SIE