Venture Further Manchester May 2019
We are the winner of the Venture Further competition 2019, in the technology category. We are thankful to Masood Enterprise Centre for their generosity and for the support. The award will help us to develop our novel innovative dressing that could one day make a meaningful difference to mankind. Venture Further is the annual business start-up competition for all current students, researchers and recent alumni across The University of Manchester.
The Eli and Britt Harari Graphene Enterprise Award July 2019 (Runner Up)
AEH Innovative Hydrogel is thrilled to announce that we are the 2019 recipients (Runner up) of the Eli and Britt Harari Graphene Enterprise Award, a prize valued at £20,000. We are thankful to Eli and Britt Harari for their generosity and for the support of the University of Manchester. The Eli and Britt Harari Enterprise Award, in association with Nobel Laureate Sir Andre Geim, is awarded each year to help the implementation of commercially-viable business proposals from students, post-doctoral researchers and recent graduates of The University of Manchester based on developing the commercial prospects of graphene and other 2D materials.
Smarter ShellLive Award (August, 2019)
AEH Innovative hydrogel was announced as winner of August Shell LiveWIRE 2019. We are thankful to everyone at Shell. The award will have a positive impact on the growth of our business as an endorsement from Shell LiveWIRE will help us to effectively put our case in front of different entities and increase trust in our product. The funding will primarily help us to run our first set of trials in countries that are facing problems with infertile soil.
Pitch@Palace (Nov, 2019)
We’re excited to be one of the 40 businesses selected for #pitchatpalace 12.0 at St James’s Palace!
Innovate UK Grant
GelPonic led by AEH Innovative Hydrogel will receive over £1 million from Innovate UK to develop a sustainable growing material for indoor farming.
Partners are Labman Automation, Crop Health and Protection Limited (CHAP), Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre, and Grobotic Systems.
It is 1 of 9 projects benefitting from a £24 million package from the UK government, which are applying big data, artificial intelligence and robotics to UK farming, with the aim of establishing a more efficient system of food production that cuts costs and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Science Minister Amanda Solloway said:
"From robotics assisting our farmers in fruit picking, to technology that converts CO2 to clean animal feed, the incredible projects we are backing today represent the future of farming. Working with the best of British science, we are turning our most creative ideas into pioneering projects that will accelerate our transition to net zero food production, boost jobs and drive forward the UK’s economic recovery."