January 28, 2017
Nuritas founder wins woman of the decade in business and leadership award
Nuritas™, the digital biotechnology and R&D startup, announced today that company Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Dr Nora Khaldi, will receive the “Woman of the Decade in Business and Leadership Award” during the Women Economic Forum–EU event in The Hague on January 28th.
The two-day event brings together over 400 women and men from across the EU and Europe, along with delegates from across the world, to celebrate the innovators and entrepreneurs that are making a difference in the EU. The theme for the WEF-EU 2017 is “EU: Reinventing Itself: Women Empowerment & Inclusion” and is focused on 100 subjects with a range of speakers drawn from various sectors including business, entrepreneurship, corporate leadership, arts and culture, film and television, media, academics, social sector, and government.
With an esteemed background in mathematics and bioinformatics, Dr Khaldi will be awarded for her ability to translate groundbreaking scientific research into one of the most innovative companies in the world as well as her leadership qualities.
Nuritas™, which was founded in 2014 by Dr Khaldi, is the first company in the world to use artificial intelligence, DNA analysis and deep learning to find and unlock health-benefitting molecules – called peptides – from natural sources such as food. The company recently received funding from the Horizon 2020 project to commercialise a molecule that has the potential to lead the fight against the global diabetes epidemic. Nuritas™ has also recently 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.
Speaking for the Women Economic Forum, Dr. Harbeen Arora, Founder & Global Chairperson said: “Women like Nora are changing the world and we want to support, recognise and celebrate their groundbreaking accomplishments.
Dr Nora Khaldi stated: “I am very honoured to have been chosen for this award. I think events and organizations such as this are incredibly important as we need to connect and celebrate innovators that are making the world a better place.”
For more information, please contact:
Operations Executive, Nuritas™
+353 (0)1 430 1290
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About Dr Nora Khaldi and Nuritas™
Dr Nora Khaldi is a TEDx speaker and an award-winning and highly published mathematician and scientist. Nora’s revolutionary and innovative ideas and inventions have been awarded and recognised by the likes of Forbes, Wired and the EU Commission.
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.
Nuritas™ gained EU Horizon 2020 support in 2016 for a peptide that carries the potential to prevent pre-diabetic patients from developing diabetes.