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Staels Design Ltd

Corien Staels
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.