Join us at the Prize and Tech Day for the Rosalind Franklin Appathon – a national app competition to empower and recognise women as leaders in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine).

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2016 from 14:30 to 19:00 (GMT)
Venue: Wayra – Shropshire House. 2-10 Capper Street. London, England WC1E 6JA GB

There will be some short talks from our judges who are leaders in Science, Business and Tech, UCL Provost Professor Michael Arthur and a very special guest talk from Rosalind Franklin’s sister, author and historian Professor Jenifer Glynn. We will then hear pitches from the app finalists and winners will be announced by a fantastic panel of judges:

  • Baroness Martha Lane Fox (Founder of and
  • Andrew Eland (Director of Social Impact Engineering, Google)
  • Professor Dame Athene Donald (Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Cambridge)
  • Dr Alastair Moore (Deputy Director of UCL Advances – Centre for entrepreneurship)
  • Professor Rachel McKendry (Professor of Biomedical Nanotechnology at UCL and Director of i-sense)

Winners will be selected for each of the two challenges:

Challenge 1: To develop new mobile phone apps to empower women in STEMM.
Challenge 2: To recognise leading women in STEMM who have pioneered new apps for research, enterprise and societal good.

Successful teams and individuals will be awarded £1000 funding and support towards developing their ideas or products. This will be followed by time for networking with drinks and canapés and a chance to try out some of the apps.

It should be a fun and inspiring day for all and we look forward to celebrating the breadth of digital talent here in the UK and the pioneering women behind some truly innovative and exciting apps!

This national app competition is funded by the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award, won by UCL Professor Rachel McKendry, and organised by UCL, i-sense, UCL Enterprise and the London Centre for Nanotechnology.