The RS Innovators Championship is a global competition with an amazing purpose. Teams of young innovators must design sustainable solutions to five challenges (linked to the UN SDGs) that will help transform how the industry currently operates to enable a better world.
Teams of up to five young people were asked to pick a challenge for a chance to win £10,000.
Ten shortlisted teams participated in masterclasses and a mentoring programme for six weeks, focused on assisting the teams to build a strong business proposition which delivers benefits for people, planet and profit.
In March 2023, the NextGen Engineers team from South Africa were crowned the winners for their innovative solution for filtering water. By filtering out impurities, such as rock and sand, the device enables the reuse of water, which makes it a perfect filtration solution for low income or displaced people around the world.