Defying conventions and pushing boundaries, this KTP Associate has invented a novel silicone composite formulation with broad applications
KTP Associate Khai D Q Nguyen
Company FormFormForm Ltd
University partner Queen Mary University of London
Funding from Innovate UK
Project: Mouldable glue specialist, Sugru, wanted to improve the cure chemistry of its silicone composite to extend the market for Sugru (toys, food packaging, silicone coatings)
Sugru, whose name is derived from the Irish word for “play” was created in 2010 by a young product designer. Since then it has sold to 20 million people in 175 countries. Having won multiple awards for its innovative and sustainable consumer product (including company founder Jane ni Dhulchaotigh winning European Inventor of the Year 2018; “DIY Product of the Year in the DIY Awards 2018)i the company wanted to improve the cure chemistry of its silicone composite; this would also allow it to develop new consumer products.
About Khai Ngugen:
With a PhD in Biomaterials, Khai has made a significant impact at FormFormForm, including:
Winners of this category will be announced in advance of the KTP Virtual Awards Ceremony which is at 4-5pm on Wednesday 9 September. Join us in our virtual world to celebrate all the winners – register here.
See below for a profile of each of the 18 finalists in the Future Innovator category of this year’s KTP Best of the Best Awards:
Muddasar Anwar Delivering innovation for Sustainable Drainage System to prevent flooding.
Blessing Mbipom Creating online learning for GPs.
Laurence Foster: Innovations to “print” structures, transforming house building.
Declan Bryans: Creating greener energy with innovations in flow batteries.
Elle Perschke: Applying B2C methodologies to launch a new product within a B2B company.
Mark Gilmore: Development of new class of greener ionic liquid, with multiple potential applications.
Khai Nguyen: Inventing a new silicone composite for consumer fixing brand, Sugru.
Swapnil Khadke: Creating new liposome formulations for application in drug delivery
Leona McGirr: Creating an Antibody Library for fully human antibodies.
Dan Hicks: Developing a new design and testing process for electric trails bikes.
Dmitry Bogachov: Advancing Materials Science for Anilox technology.
Andrew Grounds: Transforming business models for Social Enterprise.
Lyndsey McKirdy: Enhancing data science capability at Aggreko.
Jack Tallant: Transforming reporting and delivery of Charity’s activities.
Xi Liu: Using AI to develop fraud detection and prevention services for law firm.
Alex Komninos: Transforming spreadsheets in to cognitive models at IBM
Harvey Kangley: Delivering exceptional NPD for rail electrification
George Harris: Developing advanced engineering for intruder detection systems.
The Future Innovator category of the KTP Awards is supported by Ashorne Hill – a specialist training company which runs training programmes for all KTP Associates.
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