Young Inventors Day at Wimbledon School

Willington Winners

Whilst the likes of Murray and Sharapova were enjoying mixed fortunes in SW19, the next generation of innovators and business leaders were battling it out down the road in Willington School as part of our Young Innovators program.

The event involved boys in Years 7 and 8 (12 and 13 year olds) working in groups, proposing an idea and supporting it with a business plan.  The groups then presented their proposals to a group of businessmen who gave feedback.

Agile IP would like to thank our clients, Michael Rolfe of Renart, Peter Moule of Electro Expo (a successful veteran of BBC’s Dragon’s Den himself) and Richard Newman of Max-Gear Europe for giving up their precious time. Our thanks also go to Toby Chapman Dawe of Strand Writing & Design, the fourth member of the team who, like our own David Fry, is a “Willington father”.

Agile IP firmly believe that entrepreneurism can be sparked at a young age. We also believe that the business community can assist local schools in trying to produce that spark. This, we believe, was proved by the eagerness, thoughtfulness and creativity shown not only by the schoolchildren and teachers but also by the businessmen themselves. The event was truly well received by all, and the pitches were excellent.

The business plan of the winning team was a 'smart' petrol pump with special security features.

Agile would welcome the opportunity to work with other schools and local businesses to provide similar events.