Ragav Manimaran from University College London was the 2016 Global Winner in the Medical Sciences Category for his paper entitled “Developing an ultrasound phantom using 3D printing for practicing minimally invasive intracardiac procedures.”
Since the 2016 Undergraduate Awards Global Summit, Ragav has been actively involved in medical technology across Europe and his undergraduate research was recently published in the journal of ‘Physics in Medicine and Biology’.
Having worked with the World Health Organization in Geneva as a Medical Technology and Innovation Intern, Ragav helped identify the most valuable health-tech for WHO member states to use in low-resource settings. Following on, he has broadened his international experience by consulting for Roche Diagnostics in Germany and Switzerland.
Alongside his medical studies at University College London, Ragav is actively involved in London’s start-up ecosystem. He led the UCL Entrepreneurs Society (UCLe), one of Europe’s largest and active enterprise societies, to be recognised as the ‘Best University Enterprise Society’ in the UK. Having realised there was a gap in cross-university collaboration, Ragav co-founded Kickstart London, the first student-run pre-accelerator active across London. Since launching in 2015, Kickstart London has accelerated 16 student businesses.
Ragav is amongst the first medical students in the UK to be selected to join the NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur Fellowship. As a result, he is excited to be working on a digital health project to improve the self-monitoring of chronic diseases.
Read Ragav's paper on The Undergraduate Awards Library.