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A one hour Sepsis test, an e-nose, and an alternative to antibiotic treatments scoop the prizes the 2023 - 2024 Trinity Bradfield Prize.

2023 - 2024 Trinity Bradfield Prize Winners

Both guests and judges all agreed that this year's Trinity Bradfield Prize was the strongest line up of pitches they had seen in the five years of the competition.

Enhancements to the format of this year's competition ensured that every applicant had an opportunity to learn new entrepreneurial skills and network with the founders of leading local startups via a series of four workshops.

Finalists confirmed that these workshops, covering Business Models, Intellectual Property, Finding Customers, and Pitching helped them crystalise their thoughts, and better structure their final pitch.

The pitch workshop was actually delivered by former prize winners Molly Haugen (2021) and Abiel Ma (2022), what better way to learn about how to win the competition than directly from two former winners.

The winners on the night were:

  • Overall winner (£10k) - Cambridge Nucleomics - MedTech - Fully automated point-of-care sepsis test in under an hour.

  • Second Place (£5k) - Compound Hound - MedTech - A breath sensor, with advantages to established technologies, enabled to determine if a neonatal is suffering from jaundice.

  • Hellings Prize (£5k) - BioTryp Therapeutics - BioTech - new class of biofilm inhibitors, providing an alternative to traditional antibiotic treatments.


In addition to the cash prizes, all of the finalists will benefit from mentoring and complementary membership of The Bradfield Centre.

Sir Greg Winter, Chair of Judges, also announced an additional new prize for next year's competition, The Angel Prize, which will be awarded to the team that can demonstrate the most progress towards their stated milestones, and both 2022 and 2023 finalists are eligible.

Our congratulations to the winners, and our thanks to everyone that applied.

Follow the prize on Linked In and via to stay in touch with the competition which will open again later this year.





Sir Greg Winter

Our chair of Judges. Former Master of Trinity College, Sir Greg is a Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist best known for his work on the therapeutic use of monoclonal antibodies.

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Kerry Baldwin

Kerry co-founded IQ Capital in 2006 and has over 20 years deeptech venture capital experience. Kerry was also the Chair of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

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Anne Dobrée

Anne is Director of Programming at Cambridge Enterprise, and formerly led the Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds team.

Robert Swann

Robert is a serial entrepreneur specialising in early stage technology companies, and is a Cambridge Angel.


John Yeomans

John is a director and investor in a portfolio of growth technology businesses. He has over 30 years experience in the telecommunications sector as an engineer, marketeer and consultant.

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James Parton

James is Managing Director of The Bradfield Centre, Co-founder of DevRel.Agency, and Co-host of Cambridge Tech Podcast. He has 30 years experience in Tech.

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Maximilian Ge

Maximilian supports and connects early-stage founders and builders. He worked on tech startups and has over 16 years experience across the Cambridge innovation ecosystem.


2023 is the fifth edition of The Trinity Bradfield Prize. To date, more than 300 teams have applied to the prize with £70,000 in prizes awarded. The prize has become one of the leading early start Tech & Science awards running at The University of Cambridge.

  • 2018 Winners - Simon Engelke, Saikat Subhra Ghosh, Nidhin Laji. Read More.

  • 2019 Winners - IsoTagIT, Yichuan Zhang. Read More.

  • 2020 - No competition

  • 2021 Winners - Benjamin Droguet, Molly Haugen, Jack Davis. Read More.

  • 2022 Winners - Daniel Buhl, Mark Carrington, Abiel Ma. Read More.

  • 2023 Winners - Hendrik Runge, Melanie Whitfield, Ashraf Zarkan.

Media Coverage


Cambridge Independant
Trinity College
Business Weekly
Cambridge Tech Podcast

As a high profile competition, the winners of The Trinity Bradfield Prize enjoy coverage in Business Weekly, Cambridge Independent, The Bradfield Centre Blog, Trinity College Blog and Cambridge Tech Podcast


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