Cambridge will be well represented at the final of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Emerging Technologies Competition next month. This is the biggest competition of its kind in the UK, set to facilitate commercialisation of the best British technologies in chemical, life and materials sciences.
In partnership with Procter and Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Croda and Catalent Applied Drug Discovery Institute, the competition aims to support cutting edge technologies with significant potential impact. The Prize consists of on-going mentoring and support from multinational companies, up to £10,000 cash prize and more.
No less than five of the 20 teams from universities and small companies – who will be pitching for a chance to win the top prize – are from Cambridge. They include:
- University of Cambridge, Royal Society URF, Goncalo Bernardes
- AERI Ltd, Cambridge, Andrei Mourachkine
- Cambond Ltd, Cambridge, Xiaobin Zhao
- MRC Human Nutrition Centre, Cambridge, Dora Pereira
- Rapid Biosensor Systems Ltd, Babraham Hall, Elaine McCash
Some of the fascinating technologies being pitched include 3D printing of chemistry, embedded colour changing labels for food, novel low carbon adhesives and new ways to store blood for transfusions.