The future isn't plastic, it's seaweed (Dr Louise Anderson, Notpla)
Join us to hear from Dr Louise Anderson, Research Director at Notpla ("Not Plastic"), a packaging startup based in East London and winner of the £1,000,000 Earthshot prize in 2022.
Louise will be speaking to us about using science and design to create innovative solutions to global challenges and provide an insight into the journey of growing a science-based business. Her talk should be of interest to staff and students who want to learn more about what it takes to develop ideas from conception to lab to market, as well as a behind the scenes look into working as a scientist in industry.
After Louise's talk, there will be time for questions and then networking over some festive refreshments.
Bio: Louise is Research Director at Notpla, developing sustainable seaweed and plant based alternatives to replace single-use plastic packaging. Louise is a Chartered Chemist with a PhD in Materials Science. Louise has previously worked in a variety of industries including EPSRC (now UKRI), waterproofing coatings for electronics and more recently cosmetics, formulation and natural packaging. Louise was previously Head of R&D at THE UNSEEN creating the world’s first prismatic colour hair dye with Henkel Schwarzkopf Professional. Louise joined Notpla in 2021 with the ambition to harness nature for the creation of truly sustainable packaging products.
We run a series of Entrepreneurship Masterclasses and Start-Up Clinics for staff and postgraduate students. Our workshops link understanding in physics to the functionality of ingredients, formulations and food processes. These are open to the public. .