Nora Khaldi

Highly-published mathematician and scientist, TEDx speaker and an award-winning entrepreneur.

Dr Nora Khaldi is a highly-published mathematician and scientist, TEDx speaker and an award-winning entrepreneur.

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 recognised 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.

Most recently, the company took home the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Award from in-cosmetics, the leading cosmetics industry event, and received a highly prestigious award from Cambridge University for its innovative technology.

Nuritas™ gained EU Horizon 2020 support in 2016 for a peptide that carries the potential to prevent prediabetic patients from developing diabetes.

Over the next few years, Nora plans to lead the Nuritas™ team in their goal of reaching billions of people with their life-changing discoveries.