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Already before his PhD graduation Akshay Patel took part in the ScienceInc programme, to bring his scientific finding to the market. On 30 June he held his final presentation about his new company SustAnalyze, an online tool to analyse chemical processes.
The ScienceInc programme helps scientists from Utrecht University to determine the market potential of their finding. The participants learn to think from the stance of the customer or user, and thus enlarge their chance to give their science real impact.
ScienceInc is a programme of UtrechtInc, the business incubator for (tech) startups.
The programme offers monthly sessions with training in entrepreneurship, such as pitching and attracting investors. They get access to a professional community of mentors, investors and entrepreneurs.
On 30 June the six participants presented their development to the public and investors.
SustAnalyze provides data-driven software tools and services to facilitate development of sustainable chemical processes.
About Akshay Patel
Akshay Patel completed his undergrad from University Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai, India, where he worked on two internships and development of a lubricant base oil from biomass. Later on he finished his MS from Iowa State University in Ames, US, where he did his thesis on techno-economic analysis of biobased conversion processes. He is now wrapping up his PhD at Utrecht University, in the Energy & Resources group of the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development. In his PhD he has carried out research on early-stage and comprehensive sustainability assessments of innovative chemical processes for production of renewable chemicals and fuels.
Akshay Patel will defend his PhD thesis Towards Sustainable Fuels & Chemicals: Integrating sustainability assessment in the development of biobased production processes at early stage on 29 August in Utrecht.