Cambridge expertise on show at RSC Emerging Technologies final


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.

The final, which also features a case study of Cambridge success story Owlstone by its co-founder Billy Boyle, takes place at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House in London on 25 June 2014 (9am- 6pm).

In addition to the technology pitches there will be:
·         ample networking opportunities
·         presentations from top experts and successful start-ups
·         a technology exhibition.

For more information about this year’s finalists, watch the video from last year’s event and find out how to register:

Ticket prices are:
RSC members £100 exc VAT
Non RSC members £120  exc VAT
EnterprisePlus members 50% off above prices

The Emerging Technologies Competition Final is part of the International Festival for Business 2014



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