We want a heraldic crest logo with a modern feel that conveys authority and trust. No text or lettering is required on the logo and scientific references or symbols are not necessary.
Symbols used should represent characteristics such as industry, productivity, overcoming adversity, courage, strength of mind, intelligence. E.g. naked arm, bee, bull, chess rook, duck, lion, lozenge, unicorn
For ideas on symbols and meanings check out fleurdelis
A modern example that I like is here only I'd like the logo to look more solid and less flat (perhaps with a more ornate border, but not necessarily 3D).