Product Design graduate and previous Launch Space resident Kieran Devlin has been awarded the UK Young Innovators Award from InnovateUK and the Princes Trust. The annual national awards scheme seeks out people with creative and ground-breaking business ideas.
After graduating in 2019, Kieran entered UWE’s Launch Space Start-up Incubator where he began his business Revive Innovations. Building on his final year project, where he began investigating waste, the company are a sustainable design start-up creating innovative materials and products by recycling waste in unique ways. They are aiming to challenge consumer perceptions on recycled products and prove that they can be as beautiful and functional as ones made from virgin materials.
In September last year Revive won The Peoples Prize Award of the Blue Patch Sustainable Business Awards 2020 and achieved runners up in The Circular Economy Award.
Currently, the company is focusing on designing products using RE-CD, a recyclable composite made from old CDs. Kieran has also just released SLEEK-120, a range of bar stools made using RE-CD.
Kieran commented on the win “I am incredibly proud to have been awarded with a UK Young Innovators Award from InnovateUK and the Princes Trust. The award has provided me with funding and tailored business support that is helping lead me towards my sustainable design ambitions.”
Congratulations to Kieran on the award. To find out more or purchase Revive’s products visit their website here.
Located in the new £16m University Enterprise Zone on Frenchay Campus, Launch Space provides physical incubator space and enterprise support for graduate start-up businesses.
Launch Space will receive up to £2,000,000 of funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is the programme’s Managing Authority. Established by the European Union, the ERDF helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects that support innovation, businesses, job creation and local community regeneration.