Hub Media Round-Up: February 2021

01 Mar 2021

Hexigone Inhibitors funding round

(Hexigone Inhibitors CEO Patrick Dodds (centre, front) has secured $1.2 million for his startup)

  • Incredible news! Hub Member Absolar Energy is working with Portsmouth City Council  Switched On Portsmouth to launch Switched On Solar, a solar panel feasibility app allowing residents to get accurate, instant and remote solar assessment of their roofs. Learn more here.
  • "Tech scaleups hold the key to the UK's competitiveness in the next decade..." HubMember and VR design platform Gravity Sketch have won a place on Tech Nation's Upscale programme - congratulations! To see the full list of startups on the programme here.
  • Engineers taking the helm in the boardroom - this is what the Enterprise Hub is all about! Fantastic to see Enterprise Committee Chair Dr David Cleevely and Hub Member Oxford Heartbeat featuring in the Telegraph on "the rise of the executive engineer". Read the article here.
  • Great to see Hub Members Monolith AI and Vivacity Labs sharing their insight as part of a compilation piece. Hear their thoughts on what the main pain points of running an AI business are, alongside other UK leading AI startup and scaleup founders here.
  • Congratulations to Hub Member Puraffinity for winning the CleanTech Business of the Year award at the West London Business Awards. A great accomplishment to take the top spot in the second biggest economic region in the UK! 
  • "The peace, power and confidence that comes when one is grounded in who they are is incredible". Amazing to see Hub Member Myana Naturals' CEO Youmna Mouhamad in the Western Mail - read about her entrepreneurial journey and motivation behind Myana Naturals here.
  • Congratulations to Hub Member Arctoris - they recently celebrated their five year anniversary and the launch of their new product Ulysses. This new advanced robotic platform is an expansion of their automated drug discovery platform. Learn more here.
  • Great to see Professor Rachel Oliver, co-founder of  Porotechnologies alongside Hub Member Tongtong Zhu, profiled by Cambridge Enterprise on her work helping to level-up equality and diversity in science. Read more here.
  • Smart vaccine carrier startup and Hub Member Ideabatic have partnered up with SRTI park to work on #COVID19 vaccine distribution logistics for developing countries. Their portable carrier can keep vaccines cool for 3-6 days without the use of electricity. Learn more about the partnership here.
  • Hurrah for Hub Member and Cambridge University spinout Cambridge GaN Devices - they've managed to raise $9.5 million in Series A funding. They will use the funding to expand its energy-efficient power device range and to double the size of its team. Congrats! Learn more.
  • "We define digital twin technology as the ability to model and mirror the real world"- Hub Member and CEO of Slingshot Simulations David McKee talks about his digital twin technology startup, and his plans to use it to push for smarter city development here.
  • Super proud to see CEO of Myana Naturals Youmna Mouhamad is one of 23 selected to join the Excelerator Programme, a Welsh Government-funded 12-week programme for people from under-represented groups to champion diversity in entrepreneurship. Learn more about the programme here.
  • Hub Member Metis Labs have been named as one of 101 Leading Energy Efficiency Companies and Startups in the UK. See the full list here.
  • Congratulations to Hub Member Hexigone Inhibitors for raising $1.2m to expand global sales of their smart corrosion inhibitors. Corrosion costs the world economy $2.5 trillion every year - Hexigone have found a way to protect metals for up to ten times longer. Learn more.
  • Great news for Hub Member HindSight! They have launched their specialist glasses that give cyclists the ability to see forwards and backwards without having to turn their head, working with Olympic gold medallist Callum Skinner to make cycling safer. Read all about it here.
  • Congratulations to Hub Members Chip[s]Board, LettUs Grow and H2GO Power - they have been named as one of the top 32 sustainable businesses to look out for by Business Leader News. See the full list here.


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