A number of Edinburgh Innovations clients triumphed at the prestigious Scottish EDGE awards on 14th December. Cell separation specialist uFraction8 won the Higgs EDGE prize and was awarded £100,000; in the main Scottish EDGE awards Industrial Nature (ECCI client with Edinburgh Innovations Involvement) took home £37,000, and contact sports tech pioneer Sansible Wearables took home £50,000; GetGuided and MicroSpray Technologies were Young EDGE winners, awarded £10,000 and £4,000 respectively and Wild Card EDGE winners Casta Spes Technologies and Birthing Solutions both received £10,000.
Scottish EDGE Round 11 awards £1.1 million to Scotland’s most promising start-up businesses. 22 finalists, chosen from over 242 applicants from throughout the country had just three minutes to pitch their business plans to an expert panel of judges made up of Rob Jones of FanDuel, Jo Bucci of People’s Postcode Lottery, Andy Lothian of Insights, Petra Wetzel of West Brewery and Majella O’Boyle of Royal Bank of Scotland.
Each of the thirteen winners stood out for their potential to scale quickly and disrupt the market with impressive innovation.
Our business advisers at Launch.ed and Edinburgh Innovations can help students, recent graduates and staff at the University of Edinburgh with Scottish EDGE applications and can provide support to help business ideas grow to their full potential.