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Informatics winner at Inspire Launch Grow Awards!

Congratulations to DTC student Alexander Enoch for winning the Innovation Cup at the recent Launch Grow Awards.

The awards, are organised by LAUNCH.ed to recognise the exceptional entrepreneurial talent within the University, and those who have started to develop their own business or have identified commercial applications for their research.

The Innovation Cup category is open to entrants with research or technology-based, high-growth business ideas.

Alexander Enoch from the School of Informatics is the founder of Red Robotics which produce low cost, accessible and functional walking, 3D printed robots for education and hobbyists

Congratulations also to IPAB researcher Michael Mangan who came runner up with Skyline Sensors; a patent-pending sensor technology which allows segmentation of the sky in an image.

Grant Wheeler, head of company formation & incubation at Edinburgh Research & Innovation commented on the awards:

Inspire Launch Grow Winners

The entries we received for this year’s awards have been of an extremely high calibre and every finalist should be proud of getting this far. Not only that, but the numbers of entries submitted was a record high for our awards, and we had to select the twelve finalists from a shortlist of 59 nominees from 16 schools across the University – which only goes to highlight how fierce the competition has been this year

Grant WheelerHead of company formation & incubation at Edinburgh Research & Innovation

For more information see:

http://www.launch.ed.ac.uk/index.php/inspire-launch-grow-success/