Alumni By Year

Converge 2018 Cohort

Projects included a range of innovative ideas covering women’s health, virtual reality, renewables and environmental sustainability. A trend displayed in the shortlist, and making up over 30% of entries, was the shift towards sustainable solutions to a range of challenges – reducing consumption, re-using more products and recycling waste.

Meet our 2018 winners:

NameCompanyUniversityChallenge
Jan MummeCarbogenicsEdinburghConverge
Anton PuzorjovOne Cherry LtdEdinburgh Impact
Lorenzo ContiCroverEdinburgh KickStart
Vasiliki VoulgaridouHiRes SolutionsHeriot-WattKickStart

Meet our 2018 runners-up:

NameCompanyUniversityChallenge
Peter OrrellMycoNourishJames HuttonConverge
Kavi JagadammaHealth Design CollectiveQMUImpact

Additional awards:

NameCompanyUniversityAward
Sam ChapmanKenoteqHeriot-WattDesign & Creativity
Martina ZupanAlterwaste LtdEdinburgh NapierEntrepreneurial Spirit

Meet our 2018 finalists:

NameCompanyUniversityChallenge
Anthony SchragAnimation GardenQMUConverge
Kate CameronCytochromaEdinburghConverge
Richard McAdamMcAdam TechnologyEdinburgh NapierConverge
Fiona RudkinmycoBiologicsAberdeenConverge
Angus LamondPlatinum InformaticsDundeeConverge
Carmen CummiskeyTeqnox LimitedStrathclydeConverge
Pranav Shakti ChauhanCogniHealthEdinburghImpact
Pam Ramsaycriticalcarerecovery.comEdinburgh NapierImpact
Alison Wood LilypadsEdinburghImpact
Thomas BayneYoucan RecyclingAbertay Impact
Atanas ChilingirovAJP TechDundeeKickStart
Carolina Mateo-SeguraInfiNectHeriot-WattKickStart
Mary DohertyMary DohertyUHIKickStart
Yanik NybergSeawater SolutionsStrathclydeKickStart
Ruth McLarenSilver Lion InnovationsStrathclydeKickStart
Mohammed Al QaraghuliSiMologicsStrathclydeKickStart
Simone MattssonThermoDroneHeriot-WattKickStart
Richard TaylorVector PhotonicsGlasgowKickStart

Meet our 2018 semi-finalists:

NameCompanyUniversityChallenge
Elijah NazarzadehAcu-WaveGlasgow Converge
Liam McMorrowAdelie HealthAberdeenConverge
Matthew OwensBioCaptivaEdinburghConverge
Andrew DavidsonBulb PDStirlingConverge
Tayyaba NafeesCybershell SolutionsAbertayConverge
Nikolai ZhelevHeartWise TechnologiesAbertayConverge
Christos MichalakosICHOSAbertay Converge
Muhammad Arslan KhalidiViscoGlasgowConverge
Joan KangroKingdomGlasgowConverge
Marc ReidPre-Site SafetyStrathclydeConverge
Jake Elliott-HookS’WheatQMUConverge
Jennifer LaughlinSolasonachDundeeConverge
Murray CollinsSpace IntelligenceEdinburghConverge
Stephen RoeStageport LtdRCSConverge
William HuberSummer JamAbertayConverge
Lysimachos ZografosTaka AppsEdinburghConverge
Adrià Escobet MontalbánTRAFIXSt AndrewsConverge
Hamish BlytheTwigdAberdeenConverge
Atif SyedWootzano LtdEdinburghConverge
Nigel G HoneyAbility Film and TV Training LtdRCSImpact
Ben DurackLow volume production using recycled polymersRGUImpact
Hannah BucklandAutomation for AfricaStrathclydeImpact
Saskia GoeresDesigned for LifeGSoAImpact
Kayleigh MacKinnonFreedom Street ProjectDundeeImpact
Anna StrongInnova CafeAberdeenImpact
Lynette NabbosaMoving MarginsGCUImpact
Mohsin LaginafB4SPORTStirlingKickStart
David WhiteBGR Training LtdStrathclydeKickStart
Michael McPhillimyClyde Built PuttersStrathclydeKickStart
Matthew CarterColour Academy StrathclydeKickStart
Xiaoxiao ZhangCTurtleDundeeKickStart
Maria HussainCustom Made BrasQMUKickStart
David ScottPivotal Reality LtdGlasgowKickStart
Alexander BirksSecondPerspectiveHeriot-WattKickStart
Pooja KataraSENSECity LtdGSoAKickStart
Mark MunroSports Performance InsightStrathclydeKickStart
Anya RoySyrona WomenEdinburghKickStart