The Emerging Technologies Competition is the Royal Society of Chemistry’s annual initiative for early stage companies and academic entrepreneurs who want to commercialise their technologies to make a societal impact.
The 2021 competition attracted over 120 high quality applications that were shortlisted to just 24 finalists, following a rigorous judging process which looks closely at the science and technical elements of the technology, its potential to impact and disrupt the market and their approach to commercialisation.
On 29 and 30 June our finalists then pitched their technologies to a judging panel of industry heavyweights at the virtual live final.
We are now delighted to announce our 4 winners across the competition's categories: Health, Energy & Environment, Food & Drink and Enabling Technologies.
We are delighted to welcome Reddie & Grose as our competition sponsors.
"At Reddie & Grose, our mission is to help start-ups and SMEs obtain intellectual property that matters.
Reddie & Grose is a firm of patent and trade mark attorneys with a modern, forward thinking approach to obtaining and defending patent and trademark protection for clients of all sizes. This year we are excited to provide an exclusive workshop for the competition entrants.
Our clear, commercially orientated advice has attracted many successful start-ups and SMEs in the chemistry and life sciences sectors. Through our location in Cambridge we have built a strong relationship with local incubator companies who value our experience in supporting start-ups and university spin-offs, which include a European inventor of the year whose product has revolutionised HIV testing in developing countries. In addition to our Cambridge office, our teams in London and Munich work closely with VCs and multi-nationals to help them identify the value of the intellectual property in their investments and acquisitions.
From establishing and managing patent portfolios, to supporting companies through funding rounds, takeovers, IPOs and product commercialisation, Reddie & Grose’s breadth of experience makes us the perfect partner to support your IP needs."