28 Feb 2022
Loughborough University triumphs at LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards
Loughborough University’s research and innovation activities enjoyed outstanding success last night at the LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards, receiving nine awards including seven of the ten categories, as well as the overall Innovator of the Year and a Special Recognition Award.
The winners represent impactful research, academic spinouts, graduate start-ups and technology businesses launched on campus, all delivering innovative new technologies and solutions to major challenges.
Those linked with the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering included:
Innovation in Manufacturing and Engineering
Pictured above, Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering spinout Zayndu founded by Dr Felipe Iza in 2019, helps global growers and seed producers increase agricultural yield at low cost, through the use of unique equipment that kills bacteria and fungi on seeds without any need for pesticides. The technology provides a timely replacement as many of these toxins are banned internationally.
Innovation in Health and Wellbeing
Wearable sports technology start-up INCUS exploits cross-cutting research in sports science, engineering, and AI to empower everyday athletes to understand their technique and performance and to tell their sports stories. Founded by alumnus Chris Ruddock (Product Design Engineering MEng, 2016), INCUS employs 20 people, including several University graduates.