Winners of Huawei’s £10,000 ‘New Working Order’ bursary revealed


Huawei, the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer, today announced the winners of its New Working Order Bursary campaign – a £10,000 cash injection prize fund to help three young professionals within Generation Z take their passion projects to the next level.  Lewis Hornby, Uma Dassaye and Sam Marchant have been named the overall winners of the competition, receiving a £10,000 cash prize each.

The ‘New Working Order’ Bursary was launched in conjunction with research from Dr. Chris Brauer at Goldsmiths, University of London, which revealed that Generation Z are more likely to be motivated by job satisfaction and working for the social good than by money. It also revealed that Generation Z have a strong self-starter mentality – with over half (52%) saying that they already have a passion project on the side.

For a chance to win the cash prize, Huawei asked entrants to explain in 500 words what their passions were and how they would use the bursary to help them achieve their ambitions. Over 630 entries were received, which were judged by Huawei’s New Working Order panel: Radio 1 DJ and podcaster Alice Levine, World Football Freestyle Champion Andrew Henderson and fashion blogger and influencer Freddie Harrel.

‘Jelly Drop’ treats for dementia sufferers – Lewis Hornby

Many of the 50 million people living with dementia globally no longer feel thirst, don’t know how to quench thirst, or don’t have the dexterity to drink. In fact, around a third of all dementia-related deaths are due to dehydration. When Lewis’s grandmother was hospitalised as a result he designed Jelly Drops – bright, tasty and easy to grip treats that encourage people with dementia to hydrate independently, reducing their reliance on carers and improving their quality of life. Lewis is the founder of Jelly Drops. He graduated last year from the Royal College of Art, London with a Masters in Innovation Design Engineering, and he also holds a Masters in Civil Engineering from the University of Bristol.

Shellpod Shampoo – Uma Dassaye

Shellpod Shampoo aims to reduce plastic consumption globally. The product is a single-use ball of liquid shampoo that dissolves in water, making it an eco-friendly, biodegradable alternative to bottled liquid shampoo. It comes dry, meaning that it doesn’t require any plastic packaging and is 100% waste-free. Made with all-natural ingredients, it’s also cruelty and paraben free. The aim is to help rid the world of plastic dependence and give consumers access to a greener, more sustainable shampoo product. Uma is an undergraduate student at Cass Business School studying for a BSc in Actuarial Science.

‘Suzero’ low sugar snack bars – Sam Marchant (& Ollie Vagg)

After noticing the amount of sugar in snack bars labeled as healthy, Sam and his friend Ollie began baking their own 100% natural, less than 1g of sugar bars and selling them at Sam’s hockey club. After investing in a production kitchen, they started their first trading year in June 2018. Suzero bars are now available in over 500 stores across the UK, sold in 5 countries worldwide and with a total of 28,674 bars sold in just under six months. All the bars are produced by hand, with 100% recyclable packaging by Sam and Ollie. The boys founded Suzero at University in Hertfordshire after Ollie bet Sam that he couldn’t stop eating sugar for a whole month.

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