CTL are delighted to be announced as winners of the 2014 Royal Society of Chemistry Emerging Technologies competition following the event which was held on the 25th of June at the RSC’s base of Burlington House in London. Competing against a wide variety of novel and innovative new technologies in two categories, CTL and the other finalists had to pitch their new technology to judging panels made of industry innovation experts and CTL were awarded the overall winner prize in the ‘Environment, materials and process chemistry’ session.
Dr Richard Ward, Technical Manager commented on the award, “We are delighted to be successful today at the RSC 2014 Emerging Technologies competition and this is another recognition of our achievements so far as we commercialise our new products. We would like to thank the four judges in our session for their award and we look forward to working with our mentors to deliver growth and commercial success of our technology. We would also like to thank the RSC for arranging and hosting the event and we congratulate all the finalists in what was a highly competitive and very interesting day.”
The presentation of the prize was made by Dragon’s Den star Richard Farleigh who has a track record of investment in and support of innovative companies within the UK.
Dr Aurora Antemir, the Royal Society of Chemistry’s industry programme manager said of the competition, “The process of translating a scientific innovation into a product or service that creates value, or that customers will pay for, is difficult.
“The Royal Society of Chemistry recognises the potential of innovators in the chemical sciences to contribute to economic growth in the UK. But we also recognise that it’s really hard for innovators to make that jump from the lab bench to market because they don’t have the commercial know-how.
“That’s why we set up the Emerging Technologies Competition – to connect the brightest ideas in the chemical sciences with commercial expertise in large multinational companies and to the right business networks to make technologies that have big potential more investment-ready.”
For more information on the competition please visit: RSC Emerging Technologies competition