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Congratulations to Shelby Coulson and Declan Whittaker for making it to the final of the “Waterline Competition Challenge 2022”. As finalists, they were invited to pitch their idea at the University of Hull, to a panel of judges from local and regional industry.

The competition was open to individuals and teams from across the region and the brief invited entrants to create innovative solutions to environmental problems. Shelby’s and Declan’s project centred on an environmental app with a social media spin.

The app tracks and records an individual’s environmental credentials and translates this impact into tangible outcomes. The social aspect encourages the user to engage with tips and advice on how to improve their carbon footprint. Feedback from focus groups has enabled Shelby and Declan to refine their product, adding more articles and news stories.

Entries were judged by a panel of representatives from Humber-based businesses and organisations (SSE Thermal, Yorkshire Water, Ørsted, Associated British Ports, Willerby, KCOM and more!) with finalists announced ahead of this year’s Waterline Summit and an overall winner announced at the event.

Shelby and Declan, well done on your presentation and amazing app. You’re in with a great chance of winning.

Watch Shelby’s and Declan’s explain their app to the panel of judges on our YouTube channel https://youtu.be/mYfS9jcSg5I

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