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UCL startup uses neuroscience research to prevent fraud

After witnessing his patients fall victims to financial scams, Dr Dexter Penn (UCL Dementia Research Centre) founded Kalgera. The award-winning platform protects the finances of vulnerable adults.


From UCL neuroscientist to food entrepreneur

Olivia Wollenberg (BSc Psychology, MSc Cognitive Neuroscience) founded Livia's, the fastest growing free-from treat brand. Her indulgent snacks are stocked in Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsbury's.

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UCL Brain Sciences academic invents ingenious way of measuring stress hormone

Dr Andres Herane-Vives (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) has developed a novel method of using earwax to measure cortisol levels.

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UCL neuroscience company helps businesses and athletes perform better

London Cognition applies artificial intelligence (AI) and gaming to neuroscience to understand how the brain works, increasing our ability to learn and be productive.