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Join us at the Eli and Britt Harari Graphene Enterprise Award evening

09 Jul 2020

£70,000 prize fund will be announced at this online event

Graphene awards

You are invited to join the Masood Enterprise Centre this Friday, 10 July at an online event as the winners of this year’s Eli and Britt Harari Graphene Enterprise Award are announced.

Two significant cash prizes of £50,000 and £20,000 will be awarded during this event. Last week, six teams from across The University of Manchester pitched their promising proposals to a panel of professionals in bid to secure this funding to drive their novel ideas forward.

It is an honour to announce that University physics alumnus, Dr Eli Harari, will join the event and share with us an insight into his inspiring journey as an entrepreneur.

Founder of SanDisk, one of the world’s leading non-volatile memory companies, Eli is a recognised pioneer in flash memory. Eli’s vision for SanDisk was to create a revolutionary flash memory technology that would enable low-cost, solid-state storage to replace chemical film or rotating magnetic disk drives. Flash has since become a universal component enabling content on-the-go, anytime, anywhere, in mobile phones, cameras, and other electronic devices.

The Eli and Britt Harari Graphene Enterprise Award, in association with Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Andre Geim, is awarded each year to help the implementation of commercially-viable business proposals from students, post-doctoral researchers and recent graduates of The University of Manchester based on developing the commercial prospects of graphene and related 2D materials.

We do hope you are able to join us to celebrate the achievements of the finalists and to show your support for student and graduate enterprise and entrepreneurship at The University of Manchester.

Streaming live on the Masood Enterprise Centre Facebook page, please register by visiting the event page and select ‘going’ to receive event reminders and watch live on the night. Don’t forget to ‘like’ the Masood Enterprise Centre page also.