Hub Media Round-Up: July 2021

01 Aug 2021

Multus Media team
Hub Member Multus Media have raised £1.6 million of funding from investors

  • Check it out - Hub Member Vivacity Labs is in the New Statesman on how their technology is using AI to unclog urban traffic. Head of Product Raquel Velasco, discusses how video and data analytics can be used to monitor air pollution to dangerous junctions here.
  • If found at an early stage, colon cancer has a survival rate of over 90%. It drops to less than 10% if found at later stages. Early detection can be difficult as it is subject to interpretation using endoscopic imaging. Hub Member Odin Vision is helping clinicians to detect cancers at an earlier stage using their AI cloud platform. Read more here.
  • Well done to Hub Member SurePulse Medical for receiving FDA Grants 510(k) clearance for their wireless newborn heart rate monitor, designed to enhance neonatal care. This clearance is important for their growth in the US market. Learn more.
  • Hurrah for diversity in STEM! Hub Member Myana Naturals' founder and CEO Youmna Mouhamad features on ITV news a year on from her win at the Womenspire Awards, to chat about her detangling comb innovation and her work inspiring more women into STEM:  
  • Check out this piece on Hub Member Oxford Heartbeat - CEO Katerina Spranger was named the Falling Walls Young Innovator of the Year in 2013. Here Katerina catches up with them on her entrepreneurial journey since winning:
  • Driving the green revolution - Hub Member Aceleron was paid a visit by Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands earlier this month. Developing the Essential, the world's first, fully maintainable battery, has revolutionised sustainable battery production. Read all about it here.
  • Great to see Hub Member Tribosonics being commemorated for their efforts - internships, apprenticeships and training programmes are great ways to make opportunities accessible, introduce diversity, talent and fresh new ways of thinking.
  • Congratulations to Hub Member Multus Media - they have raised £1.6 million of funding from investors, together with a grant of £106k from the UK Research and Innovation council. Multus is developing the key ingredient to make cultivated meat affordable, scalable and profitable. Read all about it here.
  • Feeling the heat this July? Hub Member Airex Technologies features in this BBC piece on staying cool at home. They have developed smart air-bricks, which connect to a home's wi-fi and use sensors and algorithms to respond to temperature, humidity and air quality. 
  • We're proud to be supporting engineering #tartups with innovations that have a positive social impact - Hub Member and clean tech company, Aceleron have launched the first reusable, repairable and fully recyclable lithium-ion battery of its kind. Read all about it here.
  • Such great news! Hub Member Felicity de Cogan, founder and CEO of Nitro Pep has been nominated for a 'Start-Up Founder Award' at the Women In Tech Awards in association with Methods Digital - well done!  
  • Thrilled to see Metro Bank have given Hub Member Koalaa their own advert. CEO Nate Macabuag has developed prosthetic limbs with clip-on tools for children with limb difference. With a £150,000 investment from Metro Bank, it has been thriving. 
  • We are delighted to see that Hub Member Notpla have been shortlisted for a 'Tech For Impact Startup of the Year' award as part of London Tech Week. The winner is decided by public vote - to submit your vote, see here.
  • Fab to see Hub Member Koalaa have been shortlisted for awards at this year's Great British Entrepreneur Awards! Congratulations to founder and CEO Nathan Macabuag. 
  • Hub Member Provenance have launched 'The Provenance Framework', a practical tool to help brands communicate their social and environmental impact and avoid greenwashing and it's free to use! Read founder Jessi Baker's blog to learn more.
  • Congratulations to Hub Member PervasID - CEO and founder, Dr Sabesan Sithamparanathan have been named as the Academy's Silver Medal winner. Well done! Read more on Sabesan and the other winners here.
  • Hub Member CCm Technologies were featured on BBC's Farming Todaywhere their new fertiliser products developed using carbon capture, are improving soil quality and soil health while reducing emissions. Listen here for the first four mins.
  • Huge congratulations to Hub Member WaterScope for winning $75,000 as a Regional First Runner-Up in the Cisco Challenge! Their portable bacterial water testing kit has the potential to save millions of lives from water contamination. See more here. 
  • "I decided to set up our own mini factories in our bedrooms... We were able to rattle them out at rate of 40 a month." Great to see Hub Member Koalaa featuring in Metro Bank's piece about startups who have adapted during the pandemic. Read it here.


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