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Dragons Den Science Contest

global associates are honoured to have been part of the KM Charity Team's Bright Spark awards for a second year.

The KM Bright Spark awards inspire students from across Kent to collaborate using skills in maths, IT, science and engineering (STEM) to innovate and create new ideas.

This year a dozen of budding scientists entered the dragons' den-style judging. This year's winners Zubair Asim and Kevin John of Simon Langton Grammar School took home £500.00 prize money for their idea to predict earthquakes by monitoring ambient radiation.

Prize winner, Zubair said: "It feels amazing to come up with this idea and then to progress it into something that has massive potential for the future for earthquake detection."

But it was Project Stairgen, another team from Simon Langton, that caught the eye of global associates CEO, Paul Wetherfield. Their product was designed to improve safety in the home by capturing the energy of walking up or down stairs to power lights on the staircase. 

global associates have offered a £250 in investment to help the students developed their product further.

Written by global associates on 19th July 2018

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