Director of Research in the department of Haematology, Helen focuses on the development of technology and diagnostic assay for resource-poor settings. To commercialise the technologies developed at Cambridge, she founded the spin off company, Diagnostics for the Real World Ltd (DRW), in 2002.
Founder of NextGen Jane. The New York Times calls her product, "the tampon of the future." It's so brilliant you have to wonder how none of us thought of this before! A way to extract blood without causing pain and to diagnose health problems and monitor fertility non-invasively. The ultimate creative use of "waste!"
Steven O Connell is the Assistant Director & Programme Manager for IndieBio EU. Steven helps early stage synthetic biology & biotechnology companies develop in Cork, Ireland by running an intensive but rewarding mini-MBA style programme to de-risk these ventures.
Helen is Post-Doctoral researcher at Microsoft Research. She is a UK based designer and researcher with a focus on new interactions in and with our (natural) environment. Her research follows an biological approach and looks at opportunities to not only bridge the physical and digital world but also the natural and artificial. Her background is in Product Design with a MDes from the Bauhaus University in Weimar. During her time in Vienna she studied under FROG founder Prof. Hartmut Esslinger to explore the opportunities of extending our bodies with technology and prosthetics, what leaded to her MA and MSc in Innovation Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College in London.
Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University, Trevor recently co-authored an article "There is No Such Thing as a Green Product". He is interested in corporate environmental strategy and the idea of a truly green business. His research builds on concepts, theories and techniques from industrial ecology, economics, and strategic management.
He is CSO at Spira which produces a handcrafted strain of Arthrospira platensis (spirulina) and serves as a meal supplement. Spira eliminates the pain of eating healthy by creating a quick and nutritious drink.