Astrum supports the Cardiff University i-Solve programme

i-Solve is a competition involving teams of post-graduate students investigating the commercial potential for breakthrough technologies being researched at Cardiff University.


Modelled on the i-Teams programme from MIT Boston and Cambridge University, i-Solve is now running successfully at Cardiff University and on Tuesday 5 July 2011 three teams of students presented their investigative findings before a judging panel in the Council Chamber, Cardiff University Main Building.  Each team was then questioned by the judging panel on their understanding of the technologies and markets involved, the business strategies proposed and their financial awareness.  The projects included investigation of the commercial potential of novel targets for immune cancer therapy, hand-hygiene compliance in healthcare professionals, and assessment/treatment of late and end stage rehabilitation.  The proud winners (investigating immune cancer therapy opportunities) were complimented on their professional pitch and written project reports and presented with their award by Professor Hywel Thomas, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University.  The judges included Dr. Mark Bowman of the Cardiff Medicentre, Dr. Dominic Griffiths of Fusion IP, Abi Carter of Forensic Resources Ltd and Dr. Gill Whitfield of Astrum-IP Ltd.