Women Inventors Nominated for EUWIIN Award 2017
Elinora Inga Sigurdardottir, the founder and chairman of KVENN, hosting a weekly program about inventors and innovators at the Icelandic TV station INN, has nominated six Icelandic women innovators and inventors for European & International Women Inventors, Innovators and Entrepreneurs Exhibition 2017. All of them were conferred EUWIIN Award for their cutting-edge inventions and innovations.
Thorbjorg Jensdottir, the founder and CEO of IceMedico Ltd. as well as a leading scientist, inventor and entrepreneur, with a broad experience in scientific, clinical research and industrial activities received EUWIIN award for her HAp+ products that Help teeth stay healthy and can be regarded as the next generation after sugar-free. The invention is specifically related to the inorganic chemistry of human saliva and its influence on the human tooth substance in relation to the intake of acidic solid composition.
Hildur Magnusdottir, the founder and manager of Pure Natura, has in a creative way built a brand on the concept of the Purity of Icelandic agriculture and nature. Her brand Pure Natura manufactures whole food supplements, made from lamb organs and glands in combination with wild handpicked Icelandic herbs. Her brand is built on sustainably utilizing by-products from Icelandic lambs that are bred for meat. From them she makes valuable products that improve health and well-being, at the same time as they reduce food waste, preserve precious raw material, that otherwise would be fed to fur animals or thrown away causing pollution in nature.
Hjordis Sigurdardottir, MSc graduate in Landscape architecture and planning, has developed ALDIN BioDome Reykjavík, an invention of new meaningful infrastructure in urban setting. Attractive and eco-friendly dome shaped buildings which provide unique frame for diverse businesses and practices with the same vision in common, to reconnect people to nature and their inner self through daily tasks.
Margret Juliana Sigurdardottir, a versatile musician and a postgraduate from the Royal Academy of Music, has taken music education to the next level with a line of music apps called Mussila which she has developed with her Iceland based gaming studio Rosamosi. Mussila is a line of music apps for kids that teach the basics of music, music theory and sight-reading to children by using the means of adventure and gaming.
Sandra Mjoll Jonsdottir, a biomedical scientist and the co-founder of Platome Biotechnology, has developed a technology that aims to accelerate and advance cell based medicine. This technology focuses on using waste blood platelets from blood banks to create nutritional supplements for stem cells. These supplements are a valuable addition to methods in the field and allow scientists to study and grow stem cells without the need for animal derived products.
Sigrun Shanko, an artist, creates original natural wool rugs inspired by the wild landscape of Iceland. She weaves in a gentle palette of colours inspired by nature, earthy browns, burnt ochre, soft greys and accented with vivid reds to symbolise volcanoes. These rugs introduce the viewer to the almost ethereal landscape of Iceland.