Eve enjoys more success

An SRUC Veterinary investigations officer is enjoying more success with her new company MI:RNA.

After reaching the semi-finals of this year’s Converge Challenge, Eve Hanks has now reached the same stage of Scottish EDGE - a competition aimed at identifying and supporting Scotland’s up-and-coming, innovative, high-growth potential entrepreneurial talent.

Formed as a result of an Innovation Hub Orchard project that started in 2019, MI:RNA will provide a unique, cost-effective diagnostic assay that identifies heart disease in animals.

Round 16 of Scottish EDGE saw 327 applications received, demonstrating the high level of entrepreneurial activity in Scotland.

Applications were considered by a panel who assessed Eve’s combined application form and video pitch against the Scottish EDGE criteria: Innovation, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Business Growth Potential, Customer Focus, Utilisation of Funding and Risk Awareness.

Eve said: “We are delighted by the continued recognition of the potential of this company and by the momentum building around the venture. I am very much looking forward to the next stage of the competition, I’m sure I will meet some great people and learn a lot.”

Eve will make her semi-final pitch on Monday 7 September.

Posted by SRUC on 20/08/2020

Tags: Veterinary Services, Awards, Research
Categories: SRUC and Campuses