• Exploring the need for low-cost cell testing and second-life applications

    Inventors : Eleni Papafilippou, Melissa Watt and Robert Petrie, Centre for Doctoral Training in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future, Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology, University of Cambridge Website : LiFETIME The global market for electric vehicles (EVs) is growing exponentially. While this will reduce CO2 emissions and help address climate change,…

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  • Investigating the potential for novel fetal ECG monitoring to enhance

    Inventors : Huy-Dung Han and Loan Pham-Nguyen, Hanoi University of Science and Technology Globally there are estimated to be over three million perinatal deaths a year, almost all in low- and middle-income countries. In fact, perinatal mortality is one of the key indicators of a country’s socio-economic status and level of development. In high-income countries…

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  • Identifying the market need for translating Braille to print

    Inventor : Gregory Hargraves, Paige Demonstration : Video Paige was founded by five engineers from Imperial College London, whose goals are to make braille affordable for everyone, and to enable communication and collaboration with sighted peers, parents and teachers. In the UK, 64% of children who are blind or partially-sighted are educated in mainstream schools.…

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  • A smart ophthalmoscope for traumatic brain injury in resource-limited settings

    Inventor: Dr. Brandon Smith, Clinical Neuroscience Mentor: TBC Direct ophthalmoscopy is an indispensable diagnostic tool to evaluate adults and children with suspected intracranial hypertension. Optic nerve oedema (papilloedema) has been well defined as an objective and important sign that suggests central nervous system pathology requiring urgent evaluation with brain imaging methods. However, direct ophthalmoscopy is…

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  • Assessing the need for a battery health monitoring system for

    Inventor: Solar E-Cycles, Nairobi, Kenya Mentor: TBC A Kenyan e-mobility startup is collaborating with students from the University of Cambridge to design and prototype a battery health monitoring system for the lithium-ion batteries used for electric motorbikes. While battery charging is seen as most appropriate for private cars, a battery-swap system is needed for the…

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  • Investigating the market need for regenerating medical oxygen concentrators in

    Inventor: Ben Moore, OVSI Mentor: TBC The medical oxygen concentrators typically used by health facilities in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) were designed for home use in developed countries with temperate climates, reliable electricity access and regular maintenance services. When these devices are operated in harsh environmental and challenging infrastructural conditions, including high humidity and…

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  • Building partnerships to develop the world’s first bacteriophage biobank

    Researcher: Maria Stroyakovski, Biochemistry Mentor: Iona Cuthbertson, University of Cambridge Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is considered to be the silent pandemic, which is estimated to be responsible for 10 million deaths annually by the year 2050. However, findings published in The Lancet by Antimicrobial Resistance Collaborators (2022) show that already in 2019 over a million deaths…

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  • Measuring carbon emissions from factories in low and middle-income countries

    Website: Neutreeno Mentor: Manar Alsaif, Business Partnerships Manager (Energy), University of Cambridge Development Office Climate change and the reduction of carbon emissions is a global issue. The U.K.’s objective is to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035, requiring mandatory reporting by all companies by 2025. These evaluations are mandatory through regulatory requirements and internally from…

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  • Addressing the problem of donated medical equipment being left unused

    Inventors: Ben Moore & Professor Alexandre Kabla, Engineering and OVSI Mentor: Claire Rose, Director of Innovation, RS Components Across the world, there is a frequent problem of expensive donated medical equipment not being used in the recipient hospitals. There are a range of reasons for this, but in the case of donated ventilators one reason…

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