Daily ‘EnterprisePlus’ RSC member ‘innovation’ focus

Guest case study contributor:

Dr. Patrick DoddsChief Executive Officer and Founder of Hexigone

Time & Location

Wednesday: 14.00 to 14.20, Stage 2

About this DAILY sessions:

Daily feature session, hosted by RSC, will feature a successful breakthrough member company that has benefitted from the RSC’s SME ‘EnterprisePlus’ scheme, providing an insight into their individual innovations & their developmental journey including the success & dynamics of the ‘EnterprisePlus’ programme.

Featured companies/solutions include:

  • Day 1: (Wed 15 Sept, 14.00 – 14.20)

Dr Patrick Dodds, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Hexigone

This presentation will explore several smart additives for coatings which provide various functionalities and “bring them to life” such as chemically intelligent corrosion inhibitors enabling self-healing coatings and antimicrobial additives which make coatings key to preventing the spread of diseases in hospitals.

Hexigone now has over 40 partners who are formulating with its products, ranging from multi-billion pound coating manufacturers to steel producers to smaller niche coating manufacturers. Strong evidence from these independent validations shows Hexigone products (notably AX1) outperforming the market leaders in the respective industries (Fig.1). Where compatible, Hexigone has so far shown outperformance of reference pigments 100% of the time.

  • Day 2: (Thur 16 Sept, 15.00 – 15.20)

Dr Alexander Reip, CTO of Oxford nanoSystems Ltd

Dr Alex Reip charts the journey of Oxford nanoSystems, starting at its founding in 2012 and demonstrating how invaluable the RSC has been to the growth of the company over the past 8 years.

Speaker Bio

Patrick is an Honorary Research Fellow within the College of Engineering, Swansea University. He studied Chemistry for his first degree and subsequently worked within environmental chemistry and pharmaceutical science research before specialising in corrosion and coatings. He holds an MRes in Steel Technology and an EngD in Materials Engineering. His research has been published in peer reviewed journals and presented at leading international conferences, including invited lectures at the European Coating Technology Conference. In addition, he was a finalist in 2015 and a winner in 2017, in an international innovation competition, one of only 50 teams selected from over 5000 global entries. Patrick has had a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellowship, which involved intensive business training, focusing on growing start-ups into sustainable companies