• Mitigating the global risk from volcanic eruptions

    Inventors: Michael Cassidy, Associate Professor of Volcanology, University of Birmingham & Lara Mani, Cambridge Centre for Study of Existential Risk At any one time, there are typically 15 live volcanic eruptions around the world. As well as local impacts on homes and livelihoods, there is always the risk of an eruption causing a cascade of…

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  • Analysing the need for a tool to promote social cohesion

    Inventors: Gustavo Almeida & Dr. Joao Costa, VOI Social Impact More information: Making peace & VOI website VOI Social Impact is new social enterprise based around Dr Costa’s PhD research, which was carried out at the Institute of Criminology in Cambridge. VOI, which stands for “Veil of Ignorance” is a proven methodology to promote social cohesion in fragile…

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  • Identifying the market potential for a compact self-contained sterilisation system

    Inventor: Katie Pascavis, Engineering & Arizona State University During the COVID pandemic, the inventor was based at Arizona State University and investigated the issue of sterilisation of medical equipment. The emergency standard for sterilising N95 masks at the start of the pandemic was to use vaporised hydrogen peroxide in large-scale systems, which is expensive and not portable. The inventor…

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