Researcher scoops prize

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A RESEARCHER from Edinburgh University has won second place in a national competition to find the best and brightest research entrepreneurs in Scotland.

At a ceremony at Heriot-Watt University, and winning a prize fund worth nearly £12,000, Ahmed El-Rayis, co-founder of SOFANT Technologies, received his award from the university’s Principal, Professor Steve Chapman.

The top place in the Converge Challenge went to Strathclyde University’s Adam Brown.