UK innovation winners will bring life-enhancing products to market

Free access has been gained by three firms developing advanced products which could bring unbelievable advantages to individuals within their daily lives of cutting edge facilities to ensure they get to market as fast as possible.

A house monitoring apparatus for kidney disease; a mobile test for diagnosing TB in nations that are undeveloped; and an anti pollution mask for sportsmen are amazing new products in development by the three winners of the ITAC Challenge Contest at Sci-Tech Daresbury in Cheshire.

Open to modest R&D companies that are developing a new product or service, the contest winner receives six months free access to more than £3 million of cutting edge facilities, with a completely self contained lab at the Innovations Technology Access Centre (ITAC) at Sci-Tech Daresbury. The prize also includes the required business guidance which is so vital when developing and bringing a brand new product in addition to specialist technology and design support through Daresbury’s new Campus Technology Heart. Two quite close runners up also gain one month accessibility and three months.