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Congratulations Emily, Charlene & Bean – Winners of the Kidney Research UK’s Med tech “Dragon’s Den” competition!

By April 13, 2022April 14th, 2022No Comments

The Competition

The Kidney MedTech Competition is the first competition operated by Kidney Research UK dedicated to advancing MedTech.

Kidney Research UK’s Kidney MedTech Competition aims to accelerate the development and availability of transformational technologies to improve the lives of kidney patients.

Emily and Charlene’s Project

The novel concept is that retinal imaging – rapidly-done, non-invasive and available in most high-street opticians – will provide a robust platform to reliably assess kidney injury.

The Prize

The Kidney MedTech Competition offers six prizes, worth £30,000, to accelerate research and make research count for patients sooner, through the use of health technologies. Each prize will consist of £25,000 funding and attendance for two representatives, per project, on the ‘academy programme’ (worth £5,000).

The academy programme consists of:

  • Pioneer – a series of 6 x 1-hour sessions: The practical knowledge and understanding of how to drive forward innovation
  • Spark – 1-day workshop: One-day ‘crash course’ in spotting opportunities
  • Ignition – 2-day workshop: Business-building bootcamp
  • Start Up Experience – 5-day residential workshop: Immersive experience of life in a startup

Congratulations again Emily Godden (EMERGE Senior Research Nurse—Renal/Acute Medicine), Charlene Hamid (OCT Imaging Specialist) and Bean (Dr Neeraj Dhaun) PI of the project!