On 14 February 2019, The Duke of York visited the University of Hertfordshire to host [email protected] On Tour Hertfordshire and visit some of the University’s facilities.
His Royal Highness founded [email protected] in 2014 to provide a platform to amplify and accelerate the work of Entrepreneurs. There have now been 23 [email protected] On Tour events in all areas of the UK. These events provide Entrepreneurs with the opportunity to learn about the programme, connect with local stakeholders and receive mentoring to develop their businesses.
[email protected] On Tour Hertfordshire welcomed 20 Entrepreneurs to the University, who all invited to Pitch their Businesses for three minutes. The event also featured a [email protected] Alumni panel and keynote speakers from Richard Beazley, Chairman of the University of Hertfordshire Board of Governors and Julie Newlan, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Business and International Development.
Three Entrepreneurs were selected from the event to take part in [email protected] 11.0: Fluid Pharma, RootWave and Suzero. [email protected] 11.0 Boot Camp will take place in May and [email protected] 11.0 will take place in June at St James’s Palace.
Following [email protected] On Tour Hertfordshire, The Duke of York visited The University of Hertfordshire’s School of Engineering and Technology and School of Life and Medical Sciences.
At the School of Engineering and Technology, His Royal Highness was shown the Flight Simulator that allows students to fly a variety of aircraft, even ones they have designed themselves. The school also has a Formula Student Workshop, where The Duke met students who have the opportunity to do hands-on engineering, as they design, model and build a Formula Student Car.
The School of Life and Medical Sciences is in the University’s landmark science building, which was officially opened by The Duke of Edinburgh in November 2016. It offers brand new laboratories and learning spaces, and the largest clinical simulation centre in the UK, featuring an intensive care unit, emergency department and operating theatres, allowing students to practice their skills in state-of-the-art learning environments.