Cohort 9 - Dragons Den Event 2023

03 Jul 2023

Cohort 9  and the SFI year 1 students successfully present their project proposals to the ‘Dragons’ at the CDT in Sustainable Chemistry annual event.

As a part of their CDT training, first year students are tasked with developing their own research project ideas, writing a project proposal and pitching the proposal to a panel of ‘Dragons’ at the CDT annual Dragons’ Den event.  This year’s panel of Dragons included academics from Chemistry, Biosciences, Engineering and Physics as well as representatives from industry (GSK, Lubrizol, Unilever, Promethean particles, Sygnature and AZ) and students from other CDT Cohorts.

The 'dragons' were tasked with challenging the presentations, providing helpful feedback and suggestions, they also considered students’ ability to ‘think on their feet’ by dealing with a wide range of questions from 'dragons' from different disciplinary backgrounds. 

Well done to all our students who took part!

The students have now joined their lab groups and have started working on their research projects.