A spin out company of Heriot-Watt University has been identified as a rising star in the science and technology industry.
uFraction8 was last night (Thursday, 14th December) named winners of the highly coveted Higgs Prize for Technology and Innovation in the Scottish EDGE business competition.
This funding will allow us to grow and achieve our goals in the coming years
The company, which was co-founded earlier this year by Dr Brian Miller and Dr Monika Tomecka, triumphed over some of the country’s most exciting business ventures to win the £100,000 prize for its innovative filtration system capable of separating bacterial and other biological cells from liquid.
The highly sophisticated technology has far reaching benefits to a range of major international industries including pharmaceuticals as well as food and drink.
After winning the award Dr Miller said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of support that has been shown towards us from Heriot-Watt University, the University of Edinburgh and the entrepreneurial community.
“This funding will allow us to grow and achieve our goals in the coming years.”
Dr Gillian Murray, Deputy Principal for Enterprise and Business congratulated uFaction8 on their latest achievement saying: “This is another great example of entrepreneurial success at Heriot-Watt, something which we fully support and are keen to grow.
“Many congratulations to uFraction8 on winning this tremendous accolade.”
Scottish EDGE is a competition aimed at identifying and supporting Scotland’s up-and-coming, innovative, high-growth potential entrepreneurial talent.