First prize for Masters Graduate

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Our MA Knitwear graduate Maija Nygren has won an amazing prize for her pioneering project, ‘The Convertibles’, a circular economy model of kids wear, with added educational value. The garment is designed to grow along the growth of the child as well as provide stimulation of the senses and fine motor skills. Maija achieved first prize in the 2019 Venture Staff Award – a £4000 cash prize. This award was sponsored by Elevator and the Centre of Entrepreneurship at the University of Dundee and will enable Maija to launch the first part of her business plan doing small scale production, commercialisation and testing of her prototypes.

Congratulations Maija, what a fantastic project and good luck with the next stage of the plan.


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