We were delighted to welcome Fellows, Alumni and most importantly our current students to the final presentations of the Hughes Hall Enterprise Society’s first annual entrepreneurship competition. Three teams of Hughes students reached the final, with proposals ranging from smart materials for medical catheters, diagnostic blood tests for cancer and big data for the medical profession. A panel of judges considered the presentations in front of a packed audience and, after much deliberation, named UroLogic the winners for their proposal to create urinary catheters from smart materials to reduce infection rates. The judges for the night were Liisa Van Vliet, a CUE winner and biotech entrepreneur; Emmanuel Carraud, Hughes Hall alumnus and entrepreneur; Nigel Brown, honorary fellow and entrepreneur, and Rupert Pearce Gould, HHES chairman, senior member and entrepreneur. Congratulations to the finalists and especially to UroLogic, who scooped a total prize of £1,500 for their business. We look forward to next year’s entries.
The three finalists were:
1. UroLogic – Ismael Moreno Gomez, Nawar Al-Zebari, Igor Romanov: smart material urinary catheter to reduce infections.
2. Medna – Nelly Olova: DNA change detecting protocol for cheap and fast blood-sampling to diagnose early-stage cancer.
3. Galen Analytics – Graeham Douglas, Liam Atkinson: big data analysis to make medical decisions more effective.
Winners of Hughes Hall Enterprise Society Prize