Rinri was founded in Sheffield in 2018 by Professor Marcelo Rivolta – a globally recognised Professor of Sensory Stem Cell Biology. He has been based at the University of Sheffield in the UK since 2001 and has written over 40 papers on the subject, many of which have been published in peer-review journals. The Rivolta Laboratory, which he established at the University of Sheffield, is dedicated to studying the biology and behaviour of auditory stem cells, and to exploring their potential to regenerate the damaged inner ear.