May 18, 2017

By Nuritas

Nuritas™ Founder Wins Rising Star Award at The National Tech Excellence Awards

Dublin, Ireland, May 18, 2017 – Nuritas™, the digital biotechnology and R&D leader, announced today that company Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Dr Nora Khaldi, received the “Rising Star Award” at this evening’s national Tech Excellence Awards in Dublin Ireland.

Currently in its 17th year, the Tech Excellence Awards are Ireland’s principal badge of honour in the IT industry. The Awards programme recognises excellence in the implementation of technology solutions as well as the business and marketing of technology for an array of different business types.

With the Rising Star Award seeking to acknowledge younger participants in the Industry who are making huge strides towards extraordinary careers and contributions to life changing technology, Dr Khaldi was awarded for bringing groundbreaking technological development and research to the world’s stage with her company, Nuritas™.

Founded in 2014 by Dr Khaldi, Nuritas™ is the first company in the world to use artificial intelligence and genomics to find and unlock health-benefiting molecules – called peptides – from natural sources, such as food. Nuritas’ peptide pipeline has been recognised internationally as having significant future applications across a range of sectors including Functional Food, Medical Food and Pharmaceuticals. The company has received multi-million funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 project to bring to market a molecule that has the potential to lead the fight against the global diabetes epidemic. Nuritas™ has also received attention for its record-breaking funding from international VC and angel investors, such as Ali Partovi, Marc Benioff and U2’s Bono and The Edge.

“Innovators like Nora are creating world-changing technology,” stated Billy Huggart, Event Director for the national Tech Excellence Awards, “We are very proud to recognise and celebrate such outstanding and groundbreaking work.”

Dr Nora Khaldi stated: “I am extremely honoured and delighted to have won this award. We are working very hard at Nuritas™ to create technology that will improve the health of billions of people all around the world. We truly appreciate this recognition and will continue on our quest to improve lives with game-changing technology.”


Media Enquiries:
Meaghan Lee-Erlandsen
Operations Executive, Nuritas™
+353 (0)1 430 1290

About the Tech Excellence Awards:
Established in 2000, the national Tech Excellence Awards are the most respected business accolades in the Irish technology sector.

The Awards programme recognises excellence not only in implementing tech solutions, but also in the business of marketing and implementing technology for business.

About Dr. Nora Khaldi and Nuritas™:
Dr Nora Khaldi is a highly-published mathematician and scientist, TEDx speaker and an award-winning entrepreneur.

After leaving her academic career in early 2014, Nora decided to focus exclusively on disrupting the way therapeutic molecules were being discovered. She thus created Nuritas™, the first company in the world to introduce artificial intelligence (AI) to the food arena with the aim of creating the future of food and personalised nutrition, in a nutshell, the future of health. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Nuritas™ is revolutionising health and food systems through the accelerated discovery of therapeutic health-benefiting molecules from food.

The company has received global recognition for the impact its innovative technology will have on the future of food and health. This includes winning the overall Innovation Award at the Forbes Reinventing American Summit in 2015. This highly selective competition run by Forbes magazine aimed to identify the company most likely to solve the food and wellness challenges of the 21st Century. In October 2016, Nuritas™ was the winner of the Nutrition Capital Network Venture event which recognized them as 2016’s most innovative new ingredient company. This award was made at Supply Side West which attracts over 14,000 trade and medical visitors to the world’s leading ingredient and solutions trade show. The company also recently received an award for its innovative technology from Cambridge University and, most recently in 2017, Nuritas™ took home the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Award from in-cosmetics, the leading cosmetics industry event.

Nuritas™ gained EU Horizon 2020 support in 2016 for a peptide that carries the potential to prevent prediabetic patients from developing diabetes.

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