Phytofutures start-up win at IBLF Awards
Congratulations to Dr Brenda Parker, whose spin-out company ‘Phytofutures’
was awarded the IBLF Award for Innovation in Technology Development at last
week’s IBLF Awards ceremony. The
Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum (IBLF) is an industry led and Government sponsored initiative to drive a bio-economy in the UK.
The Awards ceremony was held on 12 February, following a two day showcase of innovative companies and new technologies held at the QEII Conference Centre in London.
Phytofutures was set up with Dr Parker’s former colleagues at Cambridge and focuses, amongst other things, on the use of algae for bioremediation, recycling and upgrading valuable nutrients.
A big thank you to all members of the department who gave their time to the New Atlantis immersive theatre project during the week of 19-25 January. New Atlantis held its week-long theatre run at The Crystal, Royal Docks, during which time our volunteers collectively communicated to over 800 adults and 230 school children about the work of biochemical engineers. Feedback from the audience rated our ‘Industry’ team as the best performers of all three science groups involved – well done!
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Further information about the project can be found at: http://www.enlightenmentcafe.co.uk/
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