HRH with Rotimi Alabi
Four Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Enterprise Fellows have showcased their start-up businesses and products to HRH The Duke of Cambridge at an event at the RSE in Edinburgh.
Prince William was visiting the RSE to present the RSE Royal Medals and the IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Award. The Enterprise Fellows were given the opportunity to talk to him about their products and their entrepreneurial journey.
The Enterprise Fellows who showcased their businesses were:
Rotimi Alabi, RAB-Microfluidics Ltd. Rotimi’s product is a “lab-on-a-chip” which detects early problems when using heavy machinery. Its technology delivers faster and cheaper oil analysis for machinery than the current sample to laboratory approach.
Carmen Cummiskey, TeqNox Ltd. TeqNox is protective clothing for horse riders. It combines design, comfort and safety to create a state of the art equestrian body protection that enhances rider performance.
Michael Harkins, Turtle Pack Ltd. Turtle Pack is a fun swimming aid designed for children aged 3-6 and was developed by Michael, who is a multi-award-winning swim instructor. The aim is to make learning to swim as fun as possible.
Michael Tougher, Spark & Rocket Ltd. Michael’s product, Soundbops, is a musical educational toy that allows children to learn how to use notes within music with a fun, engaging toy. The toy allows children to select notes with ease, build chords and control through a control panel.
RSE President, Professor Dame Anne Glover said: “We were thrilled to welcome His Royal Highness, the Duke of Cambridge, to present RSE Royal Medals and the IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Award and to officially recognise his status as a Royal Honorary Fellow of the RSE.
“As this was His Royal Highness’ first visit to the RSE, we were also delighted that HRH took the time to learn more about the RSE’s work, in particular our Enterprise Fellowships. The Enterprise Fellows grasped this opportunity to showcase their cutting-edge, innovative technology and research-based start-ups to HRH. It was wonderful to see him taking such a keen interest in the hard work of these individuals and their incredible products and businesses.”
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