Boon Lim Named Finalist at All-Innovate Idea Competition

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Boon Lim, second from the left, with the rest of the CuraCode team


St Cross DPhil student Boon Lim and a team of other Oxford students have been selected as one of eight finalists in the All-Innovate Idea Competition organised by the Oxford Foundry. The team, CuraCode, is a start-up aiming to address the massive issue of counterfeit medicine happening worldwide using a low cost yet secure authentication label. This labelling system uses different polarisation of light to encrypt information which is invisible to the naked eyes. The technology is patented through Oxford University Innovation, and the team is selected into a student enterprising program to help with translation and commercialisation. Boon is one of the co-founders of CuraCode; this is the second start-up he has developed thus far during his time at St Cross College.

All-Innovate is an inter-college, inter-disciplinary idea competition to foster entrepreneurial skill-sets and ideas amoung Oxford students. Students pitch entrepreneurial ideas for a chance to win up to £10,000. 60 teams attended the All-Innovate bootcamp on 4 March, and eight, including CuraCode, were named finalists. CuraCode includes students from multiple colleges and represents Wadham College for the competition. The final will take place on a yet-to-be-determined date in Trinity Term, where the College wishes the CuraCode team the best of luck.


Riley Lewis

Wednesday 11 March 2020