Labs to Riches

The annual Labs to Riches event celebrates the Royal Society's support for innovation in science and technology.

Labs

At the event there is a formal presentation of the Brian Mercer Award for Innovation and Brian Mercer Feasibility Awards.

A selection of current Industry Fellows, a selection of companies currently supported by the Enterprise Fund and last year's Brian Mercer Award for Innovation winner also present posters of their work.

The posters presented at Labs to Riches 2011 and Labs to Riches 2012 are available.

Support for innovation in science and technology

Brian Mercer Award for Innovation
This scheme is for scientists who wish to develop an already proven concept or prototype into a near-market product ready for commercial exploitation.

Brian Mercer Feasibility Awards
This scheme is for scientists who wish to investigate the feasibility of commercialising an aspect of their research.

Industry Fellowship
This scheme is for academic scientists who want to work on a collaborative project with industry and for scientists in industry who want to work on a collaborative project with an academic organisation.

Royal Society Enterprise Fund
The Royal Society Enterprise Fund is a new initiative aimed at providing equity finance and other support to start up companies with outstanding commercial potential founded on excellent science and technology.