Labs to Riches 2013

Support for Industry and Innovation (4 mins).

The Labs to Riches 2013 event was held on 31 October 2013.

The event celebrates the Royal Society's support for innovation in science and technology. The highlight of the event is the formal presentation of the Brian Mercer Award for Innovation and the Brian Mercer Feasibility Awards.

Videos of Professor Andrew Abbott and Dr Stephen Hicks, the winners of this year's Brian Mercer Award for Innovation are available. 

Innovation exhibition

At the event 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 present posters of their work. These are available for download below.

Please note that these posters are in PDF format and were originally designed to be printed at A0 size.

Brennan

Dr Caroline Brennan

Zebrafish behavioural assays for safety pharmacology and drug discovery

Industry Fellow, 2012 – 2016

Colquhoun

Professor Howard M. Colquhoun

Boosting the Performance of Polyester Film

Brian Mercer Feasibility Award, 2013-2014

Ediringhe

Professor Mohan Edirisinghe

Template-assisted Electrohydrodynamic Atomisation (TAEA) Patterning of Bioactive Materials on Curved Metallic Substrates

Brian Mercer Feasibility Award, 2013-2014

Kelly

Professor Michael Kelly FRS FREng and Professor Mo Missous FREng

Manufacture and evaluation of ASPAT Detector Diodes

Brian Mercer Feasibility Award, 2013-2014

Meersmann

Dr Thomas Meersmann

Development of a cryogen-free 129Xe and 83Kr hyperpolarizer to enable and facilitate pre-clinical MRI of lungs.

Paul Instrument Fund 2012 – 2014 

Morris

Professor Russell Morris

MOFgen – Nanoporous Materials for Wound Healing

Mercer Award for Innovation 2012 and Industry Fellow 2011 – 14

Nelson

Professor Jenny Nelson

Power generation and CO2 emissions mitigation by organic solar cells

Industry Fellow, 2010 – 2013

Shollock

Dr Barbara Shollock

Surface Chemistry Effects on Single Crystal Aerofoils

Industry Fellow, 2012 – 2014

Smith

Dr Jason Smith and Dr Claire Vallance

Advanced chemical sensors based on optical microcavity arrays

Paul Instrument Fund, 2012 – 2014

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.