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Converge 2018 Semi-Finalists

The 2018 semi-finalist 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 semi-finalists below:

CompanyParticipantCategoryUniversity
Acu-Wave
Elijah NazarzadehConvergeUniversity of Glasgow
Adelie HealthLiam McMorrowConverge University of Aberdeen
Alterwaste LtdMartina Zupan Converge Edinburgh Napier University
Animation GardenIain GardnerConvergeQueen Margaret University
BioCaptivaMatthew OwensConvergeUniversity of Edinburgh
BulpPDDavid WhiteConverge University of Stirling
CarbogenicsJan MummeConverge – WinnerUniversity of Edinburgh
CytochromaKate CameronConverge University of Edinburgh
Cybershell SolutionsTayyaba NafeesConvergeAbertay University
HeartWise TechnologiesSarah PrydeConvergeAbertay University
ICHOSChristos MichalakosConverge
Abertay University
IntellidigestIfeyinwa KanuConverge Heriot-Watt University
iViscoMuhammad Arslan KhalidConverge University of Glasgow
KenoteqSamuel ChapmanConverge – Runner upHeriot-Watt University
KingdomJoan KangroConverge University of Glasgow
McAdam Technology Richard McAdamConverge Edinburgh Napier University
mycoBiologicsFiona RudkinConverge University of Aberdeen
MycoNourishPeter OrrellConverge – Runner upJames Hutton Institute
Platinum InformaticsRobert KentConverge University of Dundee
Power Enable SolutionsJuan Pablo EcheniqueConverge University of Edinburgh
SafeSite VRMarc ReidConverge University of Strathclyde
SolasonachJennifer LaughlinConverge University of Dundee
Space IntelligenceMurray CollinsConverge University of Edinburgh
StagePortStephen RoeConverge Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Summer JamWilliam HuberConverge Abertay University
Taka AppsLysimachos ZografosConverge University of Edinburgh
Teqnox LimitedCarmen CummiskeyConverge University of Strathclyde
TRAFIXAdria Escobet MontalbanConverge University of St Andrews
Wootzano LtdAtif SyedConverge University of Edinburgh
YAIAAmee RitchieConverge Queen Margaret Univeristy
Company ParticipantCategoryUniversity
AJP TechAtanas ChilingirovKickStartUniversity of Dundee
B4 Sport LtdMohsin LaginafKickStartUniversity of Stirling
BGR Training David WhiteKickStartUniversity of Strathclyde
Creel Boat Safety DeviceCarol LangstonKickStart University of the Highlands and Islands
Clyde Built PuttersMichael McPhillimyKickStart University of Strathclyde
Colour AcademyMatthew CarterKickStartUniversity of Strathclyde
CroverLorenzo ContiKickStart – Winner University of Edinburgh
HiRes SolutionsVassilis SborosKickStart – WinnerHeriot-Watt University
InfiNectCarolina Mateo-SeguraKickStartHeriot-Watt University
Custom Made BrasMaria HussainKickStart Queen Margaret University
Pivotal Reality LtdDavid ScottKickStart University of Glasgow
Richard TaylorKickStartUniversity of Glasgow
Seawater SolutionsYanik NybergKickStartUniversity of Strathclyde
Sea TurtleXiaoxiao ZhangKickStartUniversity of Dundee
SecondPerspectiveAlexander BirksKickStart Heriot-Watt University
SENSEcityPooja KataraKickStartGlasgow School of Art
Silver Lion InnovationsRuth McLarenKickStartUniversity of Strathclyde
SiMologicsMohammed Al QaraghuliKickStartUniversity of Strathclyde
Sports Performance InsightMark MunroKickStartUniversity of Strathclyde
Syrona WomenAnya RoyKickStartUniversity of Edinburgh
ThermoDroneSimone MattssonKickStartHeriot-Watt University
Company Participant CategoryUniversity
Innova CafeAnna StrongImpactUniversity of Aberdeen
Freedom Street ProjectKayleigh MacKinnonImpact University of Dundee
LilypadsAlison WoodImpact University of Edinburgh
criticalcarerecovery.comPam RamsayImpact Edinburgh Napier University
Sofa for LifeSaskia GoeresImpact Glasgow School of Art
Automation for AfricaHannah BucklandImpact University of Strathclyde
Ability Film and TV Training LtdNigel G HoneyImpact Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Youcan RecyclingThomas Bayne
Impact
Abertay University
Health Design CollectiveKavi JagadammaImpact- Runner upQueen Margaret University
CogniHealthPranav Shakti ChauhanImpact University of Edinburgh
Moving MarginsLynette NabbosaImpact Glasgow Caledonian University
Low volume production using recycled polymersBen DurackImpact Robert Gordon University
One Cherry LtdAnton PuzorjovImpact – WinnerUniversity of Edinburgh