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Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) – Emerging Technologies Competition Winners
Aug 27 2014
The Royal Society of Chemistry recently announced the winners of its Emerging Technologies Competition which aims to identify the latest technologies in chemical sciences with significant potential impact for the UK economy.
Congratulations go to:
MRC Human Nutrition Centre - Life Sciences overall winner - for new chemistry which has the potential to transform the treatment of anaemia.
Catalytic Technologies Ltd - Environment, Materials and Process Chemistry overall winner -for a new catalyst technology that will have economic, safety and environmental impacts across the supply chain in PET markets.
University of Warwick - Life Sciences winner - for a novel application of a bio-inspired solution to cryopreserve cells to make much better use of precious donated blood.
Econic Technologies Ltd - Environment, Materials and Process Chemistry winner -for a novel catalyst technology that utilises waste carbon dioxide in the production of pre-cursor chemicals for the polyurethanes and other industries.
The winning high potential businesses and promising researchers receive one to one, ongoing mentoring from renowned multinational companies, up to £10,000 cash prize and more valuable benefits to transform their nascent technologies into commercial reality.
Dr Aurora Antemir, the Royal Society of Chemistry’s industry programme manager said of the competition, “The process of translating a scientific innovation into a product or service that creates value, or that customers will pay for, is difficult.
“The Royal Society of Chemistry recognises the potential of innovators in the chemical sciences to contribute to economic growth in the UK. But we also recognise that it’s really hard for innovators to make that jump from the lab bench to market because they don’t have the commercial know-how.
“That’s why we set up the Emerging Technologies Competition – to connect the brightest ideas in the chemical sciences with commercial expertise in large multinational companies and to the right business networks to make technologies that have big potential more investment-ready.”
For more information on the competition please visit: RSC Emerging Technologies competition
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