Ruk-bug makes it through to final of Make it in Great Britain Challenge
Published: 15 August, 2012
Manchester-based Ruk-bug won its category at the Make it in Great Britain exhibition to reach the final of the competition to find the most innovative pre-market products, processes and concepts being developed in the UK today.
Ruk-bug was selected for its Migration pushchair, which was on display in the Smarter category of the exhibition at the Science Museum last week. Visitors to the Museum were invited to vote on which of the inventions was their favourite.
As the winner in its category, Migration will now be back on display during the final week of the exhibition – beginning 28 August. Here, visitors will be able to vote for their favourite overall invention, with the selected product declared the overall winner of the Make it in Great Britain Challenge.
Business Minister Mark Prisk said: “The UK is full of creative manufacturing expertise, and I’m delighted that we are able to celebrate some of the best pre-market ideas through the Challenge. I’d urge the public to cast their vote on who they would like to win.”
Russell Clifton, Managing Director of Ruk-bug, said: “It’s a real honour to have won been voted through to the Final of the competition. We were up against some fantastic new products and to have the public vote Migration as their favourite is proof that there is a gap in the market and we’re confident that we have the product to fill it!”
To find out more about the finalists and to cast your vote for the winner, please visit http://makeitingreatbritain.bis.gov.uk/ Make it in Great Britain website from 28 August – 9 September.