The Venture Prize was established in 2007 and has produced a growing portfolio of start up companies in the Materials Science & Technology sectors. They cover a broad range of Materials Science,from medical materials to water purification technologies.
Project: Kalium Health
Rapid, low-cost patient-administered test for blood potassium levels, with potential additional applications, developed by Kalium Diagnostics, a spin out company of the University of Cambridge.
Project: Kubal-Wraith Ltd
Project Summary: Laser technology for real time monitoring in molten metal furnaces
Project Summary: Industrial Wastewater treatment to remove micro pollutants. Awarded £1.2m Horizon 2020 SME Instrument grant, February 2018
Project: Hexigone Inhibitors
Project Summary: Smart release, self healing, chrome free corrosion inhibitor for galvanised steel.
Project: Pertinax Pharma Ltd.
Project Summary: New formulation of an established antimicrobial agent to provide slow release over a controlled period of time, and increase protection against antibacterial and antifungal infection for weeks, months or years.
Project: Sirakoss Limited.
Project Summary: A purely synthetic bone graft substitute designed for use in spinal fusion surgery for back pain, or repairs for bone injuries.
Project: BioMin Technologies Ltd.
Project Summary: Bioglass ingredient for toothpaste to remineralise tooth surfaces and treat dental sensitivity
Project: OxAcs Limited
Project Summary: Low cost & abundant transparent conducting oxide films and coatings for touch screens.
Project: AtoCap Limited
Drug encapsulation technology to enable targeted delivery of therapies.