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London-based Role for Enterprise Fellow Dr Alex Lyness


Dr Alex Lyness has recently been awarded a further amount of funding for his Enterprise Fellowship in Cell Delivery Devices. The funding – awarded from the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account – was the result of a successful pitch to the Enterprise Projects Group at Loughborough University.

The EPG panel was impressed with the progress that had been made in the first 12 months of his fellowship. Highlights include successful collaborations with SMEs and the Cell Therapy Catapult to develop novel medical devices, trips to the US to build networks with world-renowned institutions and inventors – including Prof. Robert Langer at MIT – and attending training courses to continue his professional development. Alex has also undertaken multiple STEM activities both on campus and at local schools since his success in “I’m an Engineer, get me out of here” last summer.

The money will allow Alex to extend his fellowship until 2017, protect the IP that has been generated at Loughborough University for a novel cell delivery system and continue working with industry to develop delivery devices for unmet clinical needs.

Alex has also accepted the opportunity to spend part of his time at the new Loughborough University campus in London where he will be helping implement the new industry collaborative project-based teaching programme that is to launch with the campus in September 2015.