Hub Media Round-Up: March 2022

01 Apr 2022

Jessi Baker media round up

(Jessi Baker from Provenance)

  • The huge hike in fertiliser prices has prompted DEFRA to set up an Industry Fertiliser Roundtable. Hub Member CCm Technologies shared how their tech can address some of the challenges facing the food system on BBC Farming Today - listen at 6.55.
  • Beyond thrilled to see Hub Member Provenance, whose tech digitally verifies corporate sustainability claims in areas such as #netzero and fully recyclable packaging, has secured $5m (£4.1m) in a funding round. See more
  • George Eustice, secretary of state at DEFRA paid a visit to Hub Member CCm Technologies - they are pioneering new techno, while reducing CO2 emissions in the process. Learn more
  • Hub Member and sustainable packaging brand Notpla are using seaweed leftover from its own production to create paper that can be turned into envelopes and boxes, in collaboration with Canopy. Notpla Paper is made from 30% seaweed by-product. See more.
  • Hurrah for sustainability! Hub Member Notpla are going to partner with JustEat, thuisbezorgd and lieferando for plastic-free packaging! The Netherlands and Germany will be joining the UK to provide Notpla takeaway boxes. See more.
  • 'I started using my scientific skills and creativity to solve a problem close to my heart; the pain and frustration Black women experience when caring for their hair.' Thrilled to see Hub Member Youmna Mouhamad, founder of Nyfasi, speaking to Ingenia Magazine. Read it here.
  • So delighted to see that Hub Member Naomi McGregor CEO and founder of Movetru has been officially recognised by Innovate UK's Women In Innovation Award, receiving £50k funding and 12 months mentorship. To see the other innovators recognised.
  • Such great news! Hub Member OWidgets have successfully secured £1 million funding led by Parkwalk Advisor, to develop technology that enables the digitisation of the human sense of smell for metaverse applications. See more
  • "We have been able to develop a filter treatment which can kill bacteria, fungi and viruses... in seconds." Hub Member Dr Felicity deCogan from NitroPep has led exciting research into air filters that can prevent the spread of airborne infections. See more.
  • We are delighted to see that Hub Member QFlow have been nominated for an Earthshot Prize, for their positive impact on the construction industry, as a very simple and elegant solution to a market sector that is notoriously ungreen. To learn more
  • Delighted to see Hub Member Henrik Hagemann, CEO of Puraffinity, as a panellist at the Academy's Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference on 'What works in D&I right now?'. To watch his panel discussion, see here
  • Great to see Hub Member QBot going from strength to strength - their insulating robots are being trialled in 20 properties in the Orkney islands through Warmworks Scotland. If successful, it potentially could result in the roll out of the solution. See more.
  • While today is a joyous day, it is also important to remember how women can use their power to #ActForUkraine. Hub Member Katerina Spranger, CEO and founder of Oxford Heartbeat spoke to TFN Breaking News on how tech can help. See more.
  • Congratulations to Hub Members Cambridge GaN Devices, HexagonFab and Porotech for being named in cofinitive's fourth annual #21toWatch Top21 list of individuals, companies and innovations. To see the full list.
  • Congratulations to Hub Member Paragraf for closing $60 million in Series B funding through Parkwalk Advisor. The graphene-based electronics startup will use the funding to increase its technological capacity globally and enhance its R&D capabilities. See more
  • Check out Hub Member mOm Incubators demo - here they show how easy and quick it is to assemble their neonatal incubator. This innovation has the potential to save millions of newborn lives, by making neonatal care accessible. See more


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