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Birth Mirror success

Honours for the development of the Birth Mirror

This article was first published on 8 May, 2017

The Birth Mirror project is an interdisciplinary collaborative project involving Heriot Watt University (Desmulliez), Loughborough University (Torres-Sanchez), NHS Lothian (Brook-Smith) and the University of Edinburgh (Denison).

This pioneering birthing aid development is currently funded by the Edinburgh and Lothian’s Health Foundation, Edinburgh Bioquarter and Tommy’s, the Baby Charity. 

awards for Birth Mirror


Dr Fiona Denison was recently runner-up in the final presentations of the DEVELOP entrepreneurship program run by Medicity for her project: “the birthing mirror”.  Medicity is the premier incubator organisation in Scotland designed to provide an active and supportive business environment for companies to innovate and commercialise in MedTech. The DEVELOP program, entry to which is by competitive application, is open to start-up companies and individuals with business ideas.  Fiona won a second bottle of champagne for undertaking the most customer discovery during the program. Finally, she won a Medicity Engage Invest Exploit Award and has been invited to attend the Exploit Invest Exploit Conference ( This is Scotland´s premier technology investor showcase and features Scotland´s most promising high growth companies from the life sciences, ICT and energy sectors.

Converge Challenge 2017

Of 212 applications in 2017, from 19 Universities and Research Institutes, the Birth Mirror has been selected to go through to Phase 2 of this competition, KickStart 2017 Top 30.


Birth Mirror