University to support three talented entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses

University to support three talented entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses

The University of Aberdeen will host three talented entrepreneurs eager to start their business in Scotland as part of the RSE Unlocking Ambition Enterprise Fellows scheme

Twenty of Scotland’s most talented entrepreneurs were announced as the inaugural RSE Unlocking Ambition Enterprise Fellows. They are the employers of tomorrow, innovating for the future and complete the 40 entrepreneurs participating in the Unlocking Ambition Challenge as announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

The RSE Unlocking Ambition Enterprise Fellows will benefit from a tailored business development training delivered to the highest standard of international excellence and significant business development budget enabling them to bring their propositions to market.

The Fellowship support include a grant of up to £45,000, tailored training and mentorship and access to entrepreneurial networks.

The Fellows hosted by the University of Aberdeen are:

Ross McLeod – Specialist Safety Systems Ltd. Hosted by the Oil & Gas Technology Centre and  the University of Aberdeen. Specialist Safety Systems is a company that’s been engineered to transform the crane and lifting industry, through intelligent work-platforms.

Roy Bitrus – RAB-Microfludics. Hosted by the University of Aberdeen and the Oil & Gas Technology Centre. Commercialising cutting-edge microfluidic lab-on-a-chip technology to deliver onsite, real-time, testing and analysis of lubricating oil for businesses with heavy machinery.

Barry Leaper – LiberEat. Hosted by the University of Aberdeen.  The LiberEat app makes life easier for people with dietary restrictions, while also improving businesses’ sales and healthcare patient outcomes.

Edward Cunningham CBE FRSE, Chairman, The Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellowship Programme commented: “We have the potential and we have the ambition to enable innovation in Scotland’s future investment and internationalisation. The RSE will draw upon our strengths and multidisciplinary expertise‎ to match the ambition and ingenuity of the Unlocking Ambition programme to work with our new Enterprise Fellows to develop and launch new businesses and help them become outstanding entrepreneurs.”

Ann Lewendon, Commercialisation Manager at the University of Aberdeen “The University is delighted to host these promising entrepreneurs as they undertake the Unlocking Ambition programme and go on to grow their businesses.”