Periodic Fable podcast features Bright SCIdea finalists

19 October 2022


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Released today, the latest episode of The Periodic Fable podcast features SCI's Bryony Parker and Klara Hatinova from Bright SCIdea finalists Team Happy BioPatch


SCI was recently invited to talk with The Periodic Fable podcast about the Bright SCIdea Challenge, and the first of two episodes has been released today, featuring SCI's Bryony Parker, and Klara Hatinova, representing 2022 finalists Team Happy BioPatch. The following episode will feature team GenomAbs. 

The Bright SCIdea Challenge provides support for students at university (UK and International) to develop an innovative science-based idea into a business plan and to compete for a £5,000 prize.

SCI supports entrants in the competition by delivering free, exclusive training. Teams with the strongest business plan are invited to deliver their pitch to an expert panel of experienced, successful senior business people and innovators. 

The 2022 Bright SCIdea Challenge final took place in March, with Cambridge University spinout CardiaTec walking away with the £5,000 prize. CardiaTec has since secured £1.4m in seed funding for its AI-driven cardiovascular disease treatment.

Periodic Fable co-host Hallam Wheatley said: 

We wanted to feature the Bright SCIdea Challenge, as it’s a challenge that brings together some of the best young scientific minds together to come up with innovative solutions and ideas to problems in the everyday.

‘When we saw the finalists, we knew we wanted to see if we could feature some of the groups, and it’s been great for us both to engage with both Happy BioPatch and GenomAbs, to learn about their ideas, the Bright SCIdea Challenge itself and the process both teams went through.’

‘Some of the ideas were already formulated, and the BrightSCIdea Challenge gave them a platform to learn and grow their ideas, whereas other ideas were created because of Bright SCIdea, and it’s been great to see how both types of ideas were allowed to flourish and grow because of SCI.’

You can listen to the first of the Periodic Fable's two Bright SCIdea Challenge episodes right here!


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