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MOF Technologies has been announced as a finalist in the 2015 Armourers & Brasiers’ Venture Prize. The £25,000 prize in the form of an investment into the enterprise, is judged on a competitive basis by a committee of commercial, financial and scientific experts, and seeks expansion of the economic impact of materials science in the UK by supporting businesses of commercial value. Dr Paschal McCloskey, CEO of MOF Technologies commented, “In a very competitive field of exciting technologies and highly innovative companies we are delighted to have reached the final of the 2015 Armourers and Brasiers’s Ventures Prize. This competition gives MOF Technologies a prestigious platform to demonstrate the potential of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) to transform the transport, gas storage, heat transformation and medical industries in the years to come. Being nominated as a 2015 Venture Prize finalist from the Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers, which with its origins dating back to 1322 must be the oldest organisation supporting materials science in Britain, is a huge endorsement of the development efforts undertaken by the MOF Technologies team and in particular Prof. Stuart James in bringing these innovative materials to the market.”
The Armourers & Brasiers’ Company is a leading supporter of materials science education and research in the UK. Its Venture Prize is aimed at helping scientists commercialise the early stage research and the exploitation of new and exciting ideas. The Company also seeks to encourage education in science from primary to postdoctoral levels supporting schools and universities throughout the UK.
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