Althea-Imperial Finalist 2016

Christina PetersonSince last year’s Althea Final, Christina has completed her master’s in Innovation Design Engineering and is now full-time working on her start-up LYS Technologies. LYS is currently going through prototype testing. LYS technologies shall be entering the market in Autumn 2017

Althea-Imperial Finalist 2016

Lauren DennisAn advocate of the Althea programme, Lauren is currently interning at Imperial Enterprise Lab and an EiR at the Althea Foundation supporting and promoting student innovation and entrepreneurship whilst working on her own enterprises. Most recently, Lauren showcased her Althea project, rural livestock disease rapid tests, at the MIT Conference on innovation and emerging markets in Africa.

Althea-Imperial 2014 Cohort

Pae NatwilaiPae Natwilai was in the first Althea Cohort with the vision of controlling drones by a “magic wand”. Three years have passed and there has no rest for the wicked. Pae has had huge competition success coming 4th place in the international student innovation award and winning the Women Innovate UK £50,000 for her start-up GetTrik. GetTrik uses Drones to help top inspection and maintenance companies to help them utilise UAVs to improve their speed and accuracy. Having been recently featured in the Huffington Post, Pae is currently talking to the department of international trade.

Dr Natalie ShenkerDr Natalie Shenker was shortlisted for the WISE Hero Award by the Althea-Imperial Programme for her work on providing donor human milk for sick and premature babies. Hearts Milk Bank was announced in January 2017 by sponsors VIIV Healthcare as one of the three Mass Challenge UK Gold Award winners for £10,000.