Scottish ClimateLaunchpad start-up scoops innovation prize

17 July 2017

A liquid particle processing start-up taking part in the ClimateLaunchpad competition at ECCI has scooped a UK-wide innovation prize.

uFraction8, a Falkirk-based microfluidics company, won first prize in the first Innovator Launchpad competition run by intellectual property attorney firm Murgitroyd.  

In an award ceremony at The Dome, Edinburgh, co-founders Dr Brian Miller and Dr Monika Tomecka were presented with the £5,000 winner’s cheque and a £2,500 intellectual property services voucher from Murgitroyd.

uFraction8 addresses challenges in the bio-manufacturing industry by using microfluidics – the science of manipulating and controlling fluids – at scale as a sustainable and energy efficient alternative to industrial centrifuges. It is one of eight SCottish start-ups selected to take part in the world's largest green ideas competition - ClimateLaunchpad, at ECCI. Participants get dedicated support to shape their idea into a business plan and bypass pitfalls along the way, with the aim of competing against the world's best to win prizes of up to 10,000 euros.

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