Staff and graduates recognised in LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards

Loughborough University has 12 nominations across eight categories in the 2023 LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards.

The finalists are delivering innovative new technologies and solutions to major challenges, with two businesses from the School of Sport, exercise and Health Sciences providing innovation in sport, wellbeing and accessibility.

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences spinout Dineticq, founded in 2022 by Professor of Sports Biomechanics Mark King, combines artificial intelligence with leading biomechanics to deliver a virtual coaching environment. The simple to use, gamified app will cross borders and income divides to enable athletes from across the globe to unlock their true performance potential.
  • Rewire Fitness is a mental fitness platform that helps athletes reach their full potential and avoid burnout by providing tools that improve mindset, readiness and resilience. The US-based start-up is co-founded by Ed Gibbins, Sports Science graduate. With pre-seed investment in excess of $1M, its patented technology integrates protocols used by the Navy SEALs, NASA and neuroscience.

Professor Dan Parsons, Pro Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation at Loughborough, commented: “Getting so many nominations for the LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards from across the University’s extensive innovation and research portfolio, is testament to the impressive variety in our activities and their level of excellence. All nominees have shown ingenuity and determination in solving some of today’s important problems so that each would be a worthy winner. I am delighted to see them nominated and wish all of them the very best of luck for the finals.”

The winners of the LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards will be held on the evening of Thursday 16 February at the National Space Centre in Leicester. Indro Mukerjee, Chief Executive of Innovate UK will deliver the keynote speech and tickets are now on sale.

The Awards are part of the Leicestershire Innovation Festival, an initiative of the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership. Headline sponsors are Morningside Pharmaceuticals, De Montfort University, and the University of Leicester, with category sponsors Acute Business Advisory, Intelligent Energy, Loughborough University, and MIRA Technology Institute.