A Loughborough University product design graduate has been unveiled as a finalist for the Midlands Women in Tech Awards, which shine a light on and celebrate the accomplishments of pioneering women shaping the tech industry.
Loughborough graduate Kate Allan (product design engineering MEng, 2019), founder of ExpHand Prosthetics, has been nominated for the Innovator Award, which is awarded to women designing, developing, researching, implementing or being exceptionally creative with technology in an unconventional and innovative way.
ExpHand Prosthetics has developed a lightweight, adjustable, affordable and colourful prosthetic upper body limb for children that grows with the user.
Earlier this year, Kate – who launched her company in 2018 after receiving support from the university’s start-up programme – was named as one of just 50 of the UK’s leading women entrepreneurs with game-changing ideas to be backed by Innovate UK.
‘I’m thrilled to be nominated for the Innovator Award in the Midlands Women in Tech Awards for my work on ExpHand Prosthetics,’ Kate said. ‘I’ve really enjoyed getting more involved within the Midlands innovation community over the past few years and am looking forward to celebrating with many other fantastic women in tech at the awards.’
The award winners will be announced on 9 October.