The Morgan Innovation and Technology (MIAT) Prize 2019 was established to identify and support the next generation of world changing innovators, enabling us to bridge the gap between inventors having a great idea and being able to bring it to market.
The winner received £31,000 of R&D services from Morgan Innovation & Technology as well as £5,000 of consultancy services from Menzies and £5,000 of legal services from Moore Blatch. The judges were looking for the product that has the potential to make the biggest impact and will make best use of the prize.
Peter Astbury from Grace Cooling with a designer Smart Bracelet who aims to improve the health and wellbeing of menopausal women across the globe.
Nawar Al-Zebari from NuCath with a new smart materials catheter, designed to improve patient welfare and save the NHS over £2 billion annually.
Robert Paterson from ORB with a Smart Mouthguard designed to prevent the misdiagnosis of sporting head injuries, increase the understanding of risks in contact sport and improve player performance.
Dr. Heba Lakany from the University of Strathclyde with TAHARAC, a robotic arm exoskeleton designed to improve the rehabilitation experience for people with upper limb disabilities.
Llyr Williams from WASE who is aiming to improve sanitation facilities for 2.5 billion people and reduce child mortality worldwide with a decentralised wastewater treatment system.
David Barton from Kaydiar with ZeroSole, a patented offloading insole designed to treat and prevent diabetic foot ulcerations, improve patient quality of life and reduce the burden on the NHS.
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Introducing our judges for the MIAT Prize 2019.
Check out the 2018 event where last year's finalists attended a prize giving ceremony at Santander’s head offices in London.
Congratulations to our six outstanding finalists, all of whom received a trophy to recognise their achievement.
The first prize of £30,000 of R&D services was won by Arslan Khalid for his MOBI DX mobile diagnostic device, with £10,000 of R&D services awarded to the runner up, ThinAir for their invention that extracts clean drinking water from the air.