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Converge Challenge 2016 joint winner

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Converge Challenge 2016 joint winner

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Converge Challenge 2016 runner up

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Converge Challenge winners announced

The winners of the £150,000 SFC-backed Converge Challenge have been announced.

Dementia app company MindMate and food & drink tech company MicroSense Technologies were announced as joint winners at an awards ceremony at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh.

The Converge Challenge is Scotland’s leading company creation competition and start-up development programme for staff, students, and recent graduates of Scottish universities.

MindMate, led by Susanne Mitschke of University of Glasgow, is an assistance platform for people with dementia, their caregivers and family members. MicroSense Technologies, led by Professor Marc Desmulliez of Heriot-Watt University, a service company based on the patented product called FoodSense, a microwave-based sensor system for the Food & Drink industries.

The second place prize was awarded to Chris Hughes of University of Strathclyde with Estendio, a company aiming to revolutionise the educational development of dyslexics throughout the world by delivering innovative software products and services.