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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

For our researchers: Pocket science – putting current research into consumers’ hands

An innovative new website called Uprosa showcases current research taking place at leading labs across the globe. “Our mission is to translate these breakthrough discoveries into new and exciting scientific imagery-based products,” said Hind Kraytem, chief technical officer. They do this by taking submissions of stunning imagery, incorporating those images into consumer products and sharing profits with the researchers.

Hind, along with the company’s other founders Nikolaus Wenzl and Dominique Piché, met while studying for their master’s degrees at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at Cambridge.

“The three of us became friends as we shared department and college for a year,” Hind explained. They took the initial concept and made it a reality – now, Nikolaus and Hind work full-time on the venture, with Dominique supporting the endeavor part time while she pursues a PhD at Oxford.

Nikolaus, CEO of Uprosa, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business and administration from the University of St Gallen and a master’s in bioscience enterprise from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at Cambridge.

Creative Director Dominique also received a master’s in chemical engineering and biotechnology at Cambridge and now is a PhD candidate in advanced nanoscale engineering at the University of Oxford.

Hind is Chief Technical Officer, having graduated with a MEng in biomedical engineering from Imperial College London and master’s in bioscience enterprise at Cambridge.

To see what Uprosa has to offer or to submit your own work, visit the company’s website at http://uprosa.com/

[Text sourced from http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk/news/pocket-science-putting-current-research-consumers-hands]

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