Accelerating the commercialisation of innovative technologies in health, energy, environment, food & drink, materials and enabling technologies
The Royal Society of Chemistry‚Äôs annual Emerging Technologies Competition is now open with a deadline on 2nd July.
- Health¬† – New drugs and therapies;¬†Devices for drug delivery;¬†Targeted drug delivery;¬†Novel modes of drug administration for paediatrics and geriatrics;¬†Diagnostic devices (in vivo and in vitro);¬†New technologies for infection prevention;¬†Antimicrobials;¬†Epigenetics;¬†Screening, collection enhancement and monitoring;¬†Sensors and microfluidics;¬†Novel taste-masking technologies for pharmaceuticals
- Energy & environment -¬†Energy efficiency;¬†Energy conversion and storage;¬†Renewable fuels and renewable energy;¬†Low energy cleaning;¬†Waste minimisation;¬†Renewable feedstocks;¬†Environmental monitoring;¬†Fuel cell and battery technology;¬†Water/ air quality and purification;¬†Chemicals from carbon dioxide;¬†Carbon capture and storage;¬†Hydrogen storage and (bio)hydrogen production
- Food & drink -¬†Healthy food and nutrition;¬†Food safety;¬†Smart ingredients;¬†Novel delivery technologies;¬†Food and raw material authenticity, security and traceability;¬†Clean label;¬†Food ingredient stability and monitoring;¬†Crop protection and agricultural productivity;¬†Water quality;¬†Sustainable practices in process efficiency and waste minimisation
- Materials & enabling technologies -¬†Sustainability benefits in use;¬†Sustainable & smart packaging;¬†Polymers and coatings;¬†Delivery and encapsulation technology;¬†New technology for surface modification;¬†Soft matter materials;¬†Novel catalysts, including enzymes;¬†Materials for use in electronic and magnetic applications;¬†Materials for extreme environments;¬†New composites;¬†Novel process technologies;¬†Novel characterisation methods
The competition is a chance to gain exposure for your technology, receive tailored support from the competition partners, and win up to ¬£10,000 to develop your idea. It¬†is free to enter and open to small companies and universities, from across the UK and Europe. There will be eight winners – two in each category – and many benefits for the 40 shortlisted entrants, including¬†free tickets to Chemistry Means Business 2018.
The competition closes on 2nd July 2018.
You can find out more and apply here.