Last night, the newest spin out company from the School, Platinum Informatics were winners at the Scottish EDGE competition final. They were awarded the maximum award of £100k.

Scottish EDGE is a competition aimed at identifying and supporting Scotland’s up-and-coming, innovative, high-growth potential entrepreneurial talent. Of the 268 original applicants, Platinum Informatics were one of just 39 who advanced to the finals that were held at Royal Bank of Scotland’s Conference Centre in Edinburgh on the 5th and 6th December 2018, where they had to pitch for £100K of funding.

Founded by GRE Principal Investigator Professor Angus Lamond and Rob Kent, Platinum Informatics was launched in April this year. The company looks to maximise the efficiency and productivity of the modern workplace by enabling access to Big Data Technology.

Professor Angus Lamond said, “I am very pleased that Platinum Informatics have just won the Scottish Edge 2018 competition, receiving the maximum award of £100K. This is an honour for the University of Dundee and Rob and I would like to thank all the people whose invaluable help enabled us to launch and develop Platinum. This helps us all to showcase the impact and entrepreneurial potential of the University of Dundee.”