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This is the fourth Venture competition supported by Engineers in Business. Venture is an annual business idea competition for University of Dundee students, staff and recent graduates, with eight categories. With the award of an Engineers in Business prize fund, Venture included a dedicated prize for the most innovative idea from science and engineering students.
Winner - Best Engineering Award to Ryan Anderson (right), Graduate 2021, BSc Computer Science: Gyroscope-based offline calibration and stabilisation for first person view (FPV) drone videos - £3,000 Engineers in Business Prize

Ryan Anderson’s innovation is post-processing video stabilisation software, specifically for cases where motion data is available. Some videos can be unstable or shaky - this product solves the problem by using motion data to compensate for unwanted movement. As many cameras record and store the motion data in the video, this is readily available. In racing-style drones, the main use of the software, this motion data is more readily available as the control software provides an option to record this data separately. Due to this, any video from any camera can be stabilised using this software.

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The fourth year of EIBC support for the Venture competition has been invaluable in a number of ways: helping to raise the profile and credibility of the competition, providing crucial funding that allowed the competition to reach a record prize fund total of £41,000, and to allow there to be a Science and Engineering specific category which drew out a number of strong applicants across a number of different engineering disciplines and from graduates and current engineering students at the University of Dundee resulting in a recent Computer Science Engineering graduate with a cutting edge drone stabilization software which we hope will gain significant traction at the EIBF Grand Final and with his project in general.

Brian McNicoll
Head of the Centre for Entrepreneurship
University of Dundee