YES alumni have also generated pioneering ideas to improve global health and wellbeing
Alcoa (University of Manchester) developed a new method of cocoa production from algae.
EctoDecto (University of Nottingham) discovered a library of novel copolymer platforms capable of detecting and treating lice.
Gexoderm (Queen Mary, University of London) formulated a gel containing antibacterial agents and natural proteins accelerating wound healing
by up to 40% and preventing progression to more serious pressure ulcers.
Mind-Tech (University of East Anglia) developed BioDep, the first biological diagnosis kit for depression.
Palm Solutions (NERC GW4+) isolated an enzyme which converts cellulose waste from anaerobic digesters to palmitic acid.
Phycosol (University of Cambridge) developed a novel, extremely long-lasting sunscreen compound that is sustainably derived from algae.
SporeDeTech (East Malling Research) invented a novel in-field fungal detector for early detection of wheat fungal pathogens.
Engage in YES19 and innovate too
At the Health and wellbeing workshop, hosted at the University of Manchester Innovation Centre, teams of entrepreneurial scientists and engineers will be coming up with novel ideas to resolve societal challenges of the modern age by focusing on:
- diagnostic tests and
- global food security
- health and wellbeing
- healthy ageing
- optimising processes and managing waste
- safer and more sustainable supply chains