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Vote for Water Peer

last modified Nov 28, 2013 05:54 PM
Vote for Water Peer

Water Peer

 

This weekend, two of the current MPhil students, Ralph Bernhard and Jack Barrie, formed a team and took part in the Cambridge Start Up Hack weekend event (create a company in 48 hours). They won!

They  developed a company called Water Peer. Water Peer is a water efficiency startup focused on behaviour modification through peer benchmarking. It provides water utilities and their customers with in-home water data and efficiency advice. The key aim of the company is to reduce household consumption of water in water-scarce areas.

Following this, they have made it through the Champions Circle of the Global Startup Battle in Silicon Valley. They have made a 1 minute video about our company and the teams with the top votes go through to the final.

Please could you share the link below (and vote) to help spread the word?

Please follow the link below to vote by Friday 6th December:
http://globalstartupbattle.agorize.com/en/juries/11/votables/757 [1]

Key Themes of the Course

Context

The need to engage in better problem definition through careful dialogue with all stakeholder groups and a proper recognition of context.

Perspectives

An ability to work with specialists from other disciplines and professional groups acknowledging that technical innovation and business skills also must be understood, nurtured and combined as precursors to the successful implementation of sustainable solutions

Change

An understanding of mechanisms for managing change in organisations so future engineers are equipped to play a leadership role.

Tools

An awareness of a range of assessment frameworks, sustainability metrics and methodologies such as Life Cycle Analysis, Systems Dynamics, Multi-Criteria Decision making and Impact Assessment.