After a very tough day of judging, our panel of experts finally came to an agreement as to who had made the final two spaces for our TEDxGlasgow Award 2017. From 38 qualified entries to 10 shortlisted, we now have our two finalists – congratulations to Phil Grady and Tracey Howe.
Two very different ideas focusing on solving two very different problems. Our judges commented not only on the quality and potential reach of both ideas, but also on the considered approach taken. Both have the scope to revolutionise different areas of our lives.
Phil‘s idea looks to enhance the credit score methodology with transactional data, to provide real-time affordability analysis to benefit the consumer. This means less reliance on historical credit scoring data, which is currently incumbent within the financial sector.
Tracey‘s idea is to create more accessible and affordable healthcare resources to support those with disabilities. Her dream is to develop a platform for people to share and enhance ideas around adaptability.
Both of our finalists will now pitch live to our TEDxGlasgow 2017 audience on Friday 2nd June at the SEC Armadillo, where the delegates will decide who the ultimate winner is and who will take home our shiny winner’s trophy (designed and developed by our friends at ICL Tech Plastics).
We can’t wait to hear more – good luck to both!