Staels Design Ltd
University of Glasgow
Corien Staels is the brainchild behind WheelAIR, an innovative, battery-powered cooling cushion for wheelchairs. Designed with input from Paralympic athletes, WheelAIR uses in-built fan technology to cool the user’s back while taking away excess heat and moisture. Corien appeared on BBC’s Dragon’s Den in late 2017 and was offered £75k investment (which she later turned down). The company is now exporting across the world and includes Edinburgh Airport as one of its customers.