| VOICES Bi-Monthly Magazine of the University of Technology, Jamaica
Sustainable Food Cart Pushes Ahead
he four top teams from the University of Technology, Jamaica Business
Model Competition participated in the finals of the 4th National
Business Model Competition held on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the
Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston. The annual competition is hosted by the
Development Bank of Jamaica Limited (DBJ) in association with the Private
Sector of Jamaica (PSOJ) .
The UTech, Jamaica participating teams were Sustainable Food Cart –
sustained by biomass fuel, the cart enables preparation of food on the spot
in a sanitary and modern setting; Organic Branches – a coconut cooking
oil infused with spices; Milikan – environmentally friendly fuel from algae;
and team Smart Shopper – a mobile application that assists shoppers with
calculating the cost of their supermarket shopping cart goods ahead of
UTech, Ja. 2017 Business Model Competition winner, Sustainable Food
Cart, went on to place in the top ten finalists among teams from Northern
Caribbean University (NCU), University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI) and
Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.
While the team did not finish in the top three of the national competition,
the members are not deterred and are determined to keep moving ahead.
Sustainable Food Cart Team Lead, Mr. Ceretsie Campbell, revealed that “we
hope to start building and selling these carts soon.”
The Natsima Nutraceuticals team from NCU emerged winners in the
National Business Model Competition. Natsima Nutraceuticals is a natural
treatment for sinusitis using a vaporizer and can also be used to prevent
asthma attacks. The team developed the formulation from indigenous
herbs, ginger, guinea hen weed and garlic.
Sustainable Food Cart:
Elated team members of
Sustainable Food Cart from left, Mr.
Ceretsie Campbell, PhD student and
Lecturer, School of Hospitality and
Tourism Management (SHTM), Miss
Danoy Robotham, student SHTM
and Mr. Markland Jefferson, student,
Faculty of The Built Environment
pose in front of their prototype
with their plaques and prizes after
emerging winners at the University
of Technology, Jamaica Business
Model Competition held on February
24, 2017 at the Papine campus.
The Sustainable Food Cart on display at the National Business
Model Competition Finals held March 24, 2017 at the Knutsford
Court Hotel in Kingston.