The ESTnetNG Tech Prize aims to help young people who have shown outstanding commitment, enthusiasm and interest in the technology field to fulfil their talent and ambition.
The award is open individuals aged 16-24 who live, study or work in Wales and have a passion for technology.
The ESTnetNG Tech Prize is an award of £2,000 that could be used to:
- Bring to life an idea you have for new technology product.
- Contribute to the cost of an event or course that will enable you to pursue and enhance your learning.
- Help to grow a tech-related business that you have already started.
This year’s prize was awarded to David Barton MD of Kaydiar.
David specialises in the design of offloading (anti-pressure) devices that prevent and manage pressure-induced skin lesions, with particular focus on pressure wounds and ulcerations. His initial product is in the form of an insole, medically known as ‘orthoses’, named ZeroSole. The devise is primarily designed to aid the healing of diabetic foot ulcerations by reducing the harmful pressures acting beneath them which prevent their healing.
David received his award from our 2017 winner Ffion James who represented Wales in NASA space School Mission to Mars project. The presentation took place at this year’s Wales Technology Awards where over 400 guests celebrated success and contribution of the tech industry in Wales. The Wales Technology Awards supported by Headline Partner GoCompare celebrate the amazing work individuals and orgonisations and showcase ideas like David’s to a much greater audience.
Since winning the ESTnetNG Tech Award, David has been able to accelerate his products development and is now working on its route into to manufacture. He is confident that the product will appeal to several market applications including the NHS.
It’s an exciting time for David, and an exciting time for Welsh Tech and we look forward to following his progress over the coming year.
The EstnetNG Tech Prize can help support your tech passion, bring your idea to life or help you on your journey.