Previous Winners

Previous Winners

Converge has been privileged to meet and support some of the best entrepreneurial talent emerging from Scotland’s Universities and Research Institutes.

Our cohort of winners has a diverse range of start up and spin-out companies, from revolutionary ultrasound technology and brain cancer diagnostics, to wearable healthcare tech and educational robots, all at different stages of the business lifecycle.


2018 Winners

  • Carbogenics, University of Edinburgh (Converge Challenge Winner)
  • mycoNourish, James Hutton Institute (Converge Challenge Runner up)
  • Kenoteq, Heriot-Watt University (Creative Challenge Winner)
  • One Cherry, University of Edinburgh (Impact Challenge Winner)
  • Health Design Collective, Queen Margaret University (Impact Challenge Runner up)
  • Crover, University of Edinburgh (KickStart Challenge Winner)
  • Hi-Res Solutions, Heriot-Watt University (KickStart Challenge Winner)

2017 Winners

  • Novosound, University of the West of Scotland (Converge Challenge Winner)
  • ClinSpec Dx, University of Strathclyde (Converge Challenge Runner up)
  • Staels Design Ltd, University of Glasgow (Converge Challenge Runner up)
  • Giraffe Healthcare, Glasgow Caledonian University (Impact Challenge Winner)
  • bOunceT, Glasgow Caledonian University (Impact Challenge Runner up)
  • Power Enable Solutions, University of Edinburgh (KickStart Challenge Winner)
  • Adelie Health, University of Aberdeen (KickStart Challenge Runner up)

2016 Winners

  • MindMate, University of Glasgow (Joint Converge Challenge Winner)
  • MicroSense Technologies Ltd, Heriot-Watt University (Joint Converge Challenge Winner)
  • Estendio, University of Strathclyde (Converge Challenge Runner up)
  • Robotical, University of Edinburgh (Converge Challenge Runner up)
  • Beyond Medics, University of St Andrews (KickStart Challenge Winner)
  • Automated Time-Resolved Cell Stretcher, University of Dundee (KickStart Challenge Runner up)
  • Project Turnkey, University of Aberdeen (Impact Challenge Winner)
  • The Comics Studio, University of Dundee (Impact Challenge Runner up)

2015 Winners

  • Photon Force, University of Edinburgh (Converge Challenge Winner)
  • Elasmogen Ltd, University of Aberdeen (Converge Challenge Runner up)
  • Pick Protection, University of Strathclyde (Converge Challenge Runner up)
  • EuroBiotix, University of Aberdeen (Impact Challenge Winner)
  • Lingo Flamingo, University of Stirling (Impact Challenge Runner up)
  • Xi: cross linking analysis software, University of Edinburgh (KickStart Challenge Winner)
  • Red Robotics, University of Edinburgh (KickStart Challenge Runner up)
  • Estendio, University of Strathclyde (KickStart Challenge Runner up)

2014 Winners

  • Savitur Metrics, University of Strathclyde (Converge Challenge Winner)
  • Ultravizion, University of Dundee (Converge Challenge Runner up)
  • Razorbill Instruments, University of St Andrews (Converge Challenge Runner up)
  • Safespot, University of Glasgow (Impact Challenge Winner)
  • Pop Up! Scotland, University of Edinburgh (Impact Challenge Winner)
  • Current Health (formerly snap40), University of Dundee (KickStart Challenge Winner)
  • Pick Protection, University of Strathclyde (KickStart Challenge Runner up)

2013 Winners

  • SACCADE Diagnostics, University of Aberdeen (Converge Challenge Winner)
  • Medicen Devise, University of Edinburgh (Converge Challenge Runner up)
  • Beckdales, University of Edinburgh (Converge Challenge Runner up)
  • Sologram, University of Edinburgh (KickStart Challenge Winner)
  • Tagie Wristbands, University of the West of Scotland (KickStart Challenge Runner up)
  • Eventthread, University of Glasgow (KickStart Challenge Runner up)

2012 Winners

  • ArxBio, Moredun Research Institute (Converge Challenge Winner)
  • Dynamic Bioarray, University of Glasgow (Converge Challenge Runner up)
  • Chromacity, Heriot-Watt University (Converge Challenge Runner up)
  • Eosurgical, University of Edinburgh (KickStart Challenge Winner)
  • Medicen Devise, University of Edinburgh (KickStart Challenge Runner up)

2011 Winners

  • Bellrock Technology, University of Strathclyde (Converge Challenge Winner)
  • Accufluidics, Heriot-Watt University (Converge Challenge Runner up)
  • Soft Technologies, University of Edinburgh (Converge Challenge Runner up)