Rising Stars Nominations

With top universities and successful businesses, a history of innovation and access to world leading research, it’s no surprise we have so much talent in Scotland.   Here we recognise the individuals that are making significant contributions to Scotland’s innovation landscape and growth of the sector.

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Rising Star – Giles Hamilton

SPECIALISM ODx has a bold vision – to transform standards for care for people suffering from UTIs and reduce antimicrobial resistance – globally. To achieve this vision, ODx is developing and commercialising a test to help GPs and medical professionals...

Rising Star – Anne Roberts

SPECIALISM Med-tech and Pre-hospital care. MIME® has developed the first wireless, digital solution to support cabin crew in real-time when a medical incident occurs during commercial and business flights. The company harnesses the power of data, with potentially life-saving consequences....

Rising Star – Mazdak Salavati

SPECIALISM Bioinformatics and Genomics tools and technologies Livestock health, management and Agri-Tech informatics Distributed computing and Biostatistics Data driven policies and genomic-selection-based breeding programmes are at the forefront of the global challenge which is providing sustainable sources of food for...

Rising Star – Douglas Martin

Specialism Douglas has obtained an MSc in synthetic biology through the University of Edinburgh. While studying started working on a side project that resulted in him starting a company later called MiAlgae. MiAlgae takes the co-products of the whisky industry,...

Rising Star – Dr. Elijah Nazarzadeh

Specialism Dr. Elijah Nazarzadeh has developed a novel nebuliser platform at The University of Glasgow and led formation of a spinout company, Nebu-Flow, to disrupt the respiratory drug delivery market. Respiratory disorders are the main cause of death and disability...

Rising Star – Alexander Birks

Specialism Sports Tech: Projecting a total addressable market worth £9.2Bn with a CAGR of 7.4% for the Company. The Company have developed a solution that enables athletes to improve performance significantly: Up to 17% improvements in strength and 28% better...

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