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Converge Announces 2020 Finalists

September 11, 2020

The finalists for Converge 2020, Scotland’s leading academic company creation programme, have been announced. 18 fledgling businesses and a wide range of exceptional innovation from across the nation’s universities are preparing to be showcased later this month.

As with many other high-profile national events, this year’s Converge final on Thursday 24 September will be staged ‘virtually’ via a webcast, nonetheless it will present a unique opportunity to shine a light on the very best of Scottish academic entrepreneurship to the world. Indeed, this year’s Converge final has already sparked a surge of interest from academic and business communities across the continents. 

It gives the finalists across three of the four established Converge ‘Challenges’ – Impact, Creative and the flagship Converge category, extra impetus to make an impression as they each vie for a chance to win part of the £230,000 total prize fund of equity free cash and in-kind business support (read more at

Two University of the West Scotland (UWS) projects are through the final of the 2020 Converge Challenge.

Professor Gibson and Albasense Ltd., and Professor Quinn and the Aquaculture Health Laboratory have made it through to the final eight of the competition, Scotland's leading entrepreneurial development programme. It gives staff, students and recent graduates from Scottish HEIs the opportunity to turn research into a business.


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