THE RAPID CHALLENGE
Read more about The RAPID Challenge Final 2019 and the three Finalists:
The RAPID Challenge Final 2019
After a multi-stage process where the applicants took part in a workshop, submitted business plans and were interviewed, the three finalists took to the stage to present their projects and business plans in front of an audience of investors and interested parties. In addition, the Final featured a project display area from the business throughout the RAPID Challenge journey. See below a profile of the three Finalists:
The winner of the inaugural RAPID Challenge was EAV (Electric Assisted Vehicles). Their aim is to revolutionise the way urban deliveries are managed through a new generation of zero emissions vehicles.
Since the Final, EAV have begun delivering vehicles to DPD who have included EAVs as part of their vehicle line up.
Runner up of The RAPID Challenge is Actuation Lab. Creators of the composite linear actuator designed to withstand the toughest of environmental pressures in applications where reliability and safety is key.
Since the Final, Actuation Lab have been awarded a large Innovate UK grant to commercialise their technology and develop products ready for industrial trials