Imperial Startups Showcase Innovative Technology in the US
Imperial College London has a growing reputation as a hub of innovation, and this was on full display recently when some of its most promising startups showcased their technology in New York and Boston. The event was attended by potential investors and collaborators, including hundreds of college alumni and supporters.
One of the stars of the show was Charco Neurotech, which has developed a wearable device to help with the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The device is worn on the sternum and offers two different clinically validated therapies: focused stimulation and personalized ‘cues’. Another standout was MintNeuro, which is developing a platform for small implantable devices to treat neurological conditions in a less invasive but more precise way.
Saltyco is working on a cutting-edge way to reduce the environmental footprint of clothing and textiles by creating fabrics from plants grown in seawater. The ShellWorks, meanwhile, is seeking to make plastic waste a thing of the past by turning crustacean shell waste into biodegradable and compostable products.
The event was organized by Imperial Business Lab, which provides support and resources for student entrepreneurs at the university. Imperial students have a strong track record of success, with a three-year survival rate of 81% for companies founded by Imperial students compared to the London average of just over 50%.
Imperial has a growing network of alumni living in the US, numbering nearly 8,000 today. The event was attended by more than 100 alumni and supporters, who were keen to see the latest innovations from their alma mater. Erblin Ribari, an alumni winner of an Emerging Alumni Leader Award, spoke highly of his time at Imperial: “Imperial is a really unique place – you can meet people from all over the world who I’m still in touch with now…anything is possible if you really work hard for it and Imperial will allow you to succeed.”
Varda Choraria, who now works at a startup in New York and studied at Imperial, said that the alumni network is great for making friends and mentors. Christopher Cosgrove, a recovery consultant based in New York, added: “The Imperial MBA has allowed me to have a global career and has been a passport to work around the world. The alumni network is really critical.”
Imperial’s reputation as a hub of innovation is growing rapidly, and events like this showcase the exciting work being done by its students and graduates. As per information from the source, the university was recently named the best university for future entrepreneurs in Europe and the fifth best globally. With such an impressive track record, it’s clear that Imperial’s startups will continue to make waves in the world of technology and entrepreneurship.