The Royal Academy of Engineering ERA Foundation Entrepreneurs Award
Dr Alexandre Pechev
Lecturer, University of Surrey
Recognising him for his
submission “From spacecraft control to fast computer
animation in games’ which is a new, faster way of
animating characters in computer games. His company
IKinema is commercialising the technology and its
ambition is bring movie-like realism to all computer
See the News Release
for more information.
Dr David Batterbee
Research Associate at the University of Sheffield and Managing Director of MR Shox Ltd
In recognition for David
Batterbee's work on “MR Shox” (MagnetoRheological
Shock absorbers) which commercialises semi-active
suspension products by utilising magnetorheological
fluids. MR Shox began business with the release of a
revolutionary electronic absorber for rear
suspension mountain bikes. See the News Release for more information.
Queen Mary University
EMdot, for their patented
drop-on demand dispensing technology. The technology
allows the controlled production of extremely small
liquid droplets which is important in a number of
biomedical applications such as the engineering of
replacement cartilage, soft tissue or bone and the
production of microarray chips for drug development
or disease diagnosis. See the News Release for more information.
Imperial College London
Mario is the founder of
Dynamic Therapeutics a company which has developed a
novel respiratory therapeutic device to help
patients with respiratory problems. See the News Release for more information.
University of Sheffield, Research Assistant
Mr Harper is the founder of Tribosonics Ltd, a company which has developed a unique sensor technology that can monitor and predict the failure of mechanical seals. See the News Release for more information.
All enquiries should be sent to:
The Royal Academy of Engineering
The ERA Foundation website is at