• Decarbonising the world by making multiple-occupancy buildings more energy efficient

    Inventors: Dr. Anna-Maria Kypriaou & Dr. Tashiv Ramsander, Engineering & Eyesea Green Sustainability and decarbonisation are stated key priorities of many organisations but can be difficult to achieve in practise. One key way to decarbonise is to reduce the amount of energy used. In particular heating and cooling use significant amounts of energy, as do…

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  • Investigating the market need for an AI-friendly computer memory material

    Inventors: Professor Judith Driscoll & Dr. Markus Hellenbrand, Materials Science & Metallurgy 8-10% of global electricity useage is used by computing and communications technologies, and this may rise to 20-30% within the next few years. This means that the progressing digitalisation of the world, the emergence of the Internet of Things and recent rapid progress…

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  • Identifying the route to market for a new dry methane

    Inventors: Dr Vladimir Lomonosov & Prof. Emilie Ringe, Materials Science & Metallurgy Carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) account for over 90% of the total greenhouse gas emissions, making them driving factors for global warming and consequently for shaping current environmental policies. To meet environmental targets, society needs to concurrently emit less and capture more…

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  • Assessing the route to market for a diagnostic tool for

    Inventors: Professor Tuomas Knowles & Dr Aviad Levin, Chemistry Current diagnoses of Parkinsons disease rely on post-mortem analysis or the presence of symptomatic disease. However by the time symptoms emerge the disease itself has already progressed sufficiently to cause permanent neurological damage. Parkinsons, in common with several other neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimers and Huntingdons…

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  • Harnessing the power of bacteria for disease prevention and sustainable

    Inventor: Dr. Alicia Showering, BugBiome The founder of BugBiome, Dr. Alicia Showering, studied differences in the skin microbiome during her PhD research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In particular she researched how differences in the skin microbiome are associated with attractiveness to mosquitoes and how this then influences whether the mosquitoes…

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  • Identifying degraded proteins and peptides in food and other protein-based

    Inventor: Dr. Matthew Collings, Archaeology & Peptinsure The team in Archaeology has developed extensive expertise in analysing ancient food residues and parchment and leather samples. Through their data analysis techniques they have been able to progress from only identifying 3% of the compounds present in a food sample to now being able to identify closer…

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  • 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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