Innovation & Enterprise


UCL experts discuss solving life’s biggest threats in the latest Made at UCL Podcast

6 May 2021

In the “Save Us” episode of the podcast, experts discuss how to save the planet, save lives and save money.

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The Made at UCL podcast explores the disruptive discoveries emerging from UCL. This season's podcast shares stories from pioneering researchers, staff, students and alumni. The guests have, or are, achieving great things that impact society and help change the world for the better. 

This week’s episode explores threats to the planet, lives and money and what we can do about them.

The UCL academics in this episode are:

  • Dr Dexter Penn, Clinical Research Associate, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
  • Professor Mark Maslin, Professor of Earth System Science, UCL Department of Geography
  • Manish Chand, Associate Professor of Surgery at UCL and consultant surgeon at University College London Hospital. 

Dr Dexter Penn is the founder of Kalgera, a mobile and web app protecting vulnerable people from financial fraud. 

Each year, around five million older people in the UK fall victim to scams, collectively losing an estimated £1.2 billion. Kalgera helps to identify people who are at risk of being financially abused by looking at their transactions and transaction history. 

After shaping his idea at a UCL enterprise boot camp, Dexter won the UCL Bright Ideas Award (now ‘Build your own business 3: Launch your business’). He was given free office space at The Hatchery, UCL’s business incubator for startups. Dexter also obtained financial support, mentorship and guidance from UCL Innovation & Enterprise.

Listen to the full podcast on the Made at UCL SoundCloud site.


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