On Saturday the University of Surrey held its Festival of Wonder to celebrate the University’s 50th Anniversary.
Over 50 years the University has grown substantially from its roots as Battersea Polytechnic and activities started by University staff and students have impacted the world in meaningful ways. For its anniversary Surrey identified 50 iconic “moments of wonder” from its history. These selected “moments” include Sir Martin Sweeting, who led a revolution in satellite design; Sir Alec Issigonis, who created Britain’s most iconic car—the Mini; Professor Johnjoe McFadden, who helped revolutionise testing for Meningitis; and Canaria.
To be listed alongside such iconic names is a privilege and an indication of the potential that Canaria has to change lives for the better.
Canaria were invited to take part in the Festival and had the opportunity to showcase our technology to the over 9000 festival attendees through our stand in the Enterprise Zone. Throughout the day we had the opportunity to hear your excitement about Canaria and its potential. It was fantastic to hear so many anecdotes of ways that you thought Canaria could change your lives and to hear so many positive reviews of the comfort of our solution when you tried it on for yourself.
We want to make sure that Canaria makes the biggest difference it can when we finally release it into the world and that means that there’s still a bit of a way to go until we reach market. (Sorry to everyone on Saturday who wanted to buy one on the spot!) However we’re definitely keen to keep you updated on our journey, so follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or signup to our Newsletter below to become part of Team Canaria and join us on our mission to make everyone healthier 🙂