Hub Media Round-Up: April 2021

03 May 2021

Notpla seaweed box

  • Check out this interview with our CEO Dr Hayaatun Sillem in E&T magazine - at the Academy we believe engineers have a vital role in solving global challenges, which is why we should celebrate the differences engineers make - see why from Hayaatun
  • Hub Member Humanising Autonomy have secured a commercial partnership with Streamax Technology, an AI-powered mobile surveillance and industrial management solutions provider for commercial vehicles, in a move to significantly advance fleet safety. Learn more about the partnership here.
  • As well as being an Enterprise Hub SME Leader, Hub Member Michael Korn, founder of KwickScreen is also a Royal Commission 1851 Design Fellow! They sponsored him to study Industrial Design Engineering at the Royal Academy of Arts where he invented KwickScreen. Learn about his journey here.
  • Congratulations to Hub Member HexagonFab - they've closed a £1.9 million funding round to launch the Bolt, a handheld analytical lab device which is capable of doing analysis on site. High costs and risk of failure limit the development of next-generation drugs. HexagonFab aims to change this - find out how.
  • Great to see Hub Member Koalaa Community's founder Nate Macabuag has been named in Forbes 30 under 30 for his contribution to society. His inexpensive prosthetics are soft and modular so they can be fitted to anyone in the world through a virtual clinic. Get to know him here.
  •  Hurrah for Hub Member Machine Eye Technology - they have secured a £75K proof of concept grant to develop, refine and test their intelligent safety system for agricultural and industrial machinery, using AI and computer vision to create safer workplaces.
  • A big hurrah for the environment! Hub Member Notpla's fully compostable bioplastic packaging made out of seaweed, is being tested by Just Eat UK for use as food boxes in a drive to tackle plastic pollution in the takeaway sector. See them here.
  • Great to Hub Member LettUs Grow have been named as one of 100 European startups to watch in 2021. They're helping to increase food production by making it less water intensive and costly with their vertical farming aeroponic technology. See the full list.
  • Hub Member Q-Bot UK has announced a new strategic partnership with AirLok to deliver its robotic under-floor insulation for homes, to work towards creating a greener and more sustainable housing sector by using cutting-edge technology to retrofit UK homes. Learn more here.
  • Great to see Hub Member Melissa Berthelot, CEO of Warner Patch featuring in an interview on her entrepreneurial journey, and what that looks like in an industry where novel solutions and cutting-edge technologies aren't easy to introduce to the market.


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