Hub Media Round-Up: May 2021

01 Jun 2021

Kenoteq bricks

(Hub Member Kenoteq's eco bricks, K-Briq) 

  • Check out Hub Member Hind Sight's cycling glasses, which are designed to provide a cyclist with rearview vision without having to turn! 
  • Hub Member and Provenance CEO Jessi Baker pens a piece on the blockchain tech conundrum - blockchain has potential to drive positive change but public blockchains use an extremely large amount of energy. Is there a trade off? Jessi shares her thoughts here
  • Great news! Hub Member Koalaa Community have secured an investment of £125K from British Design Fund. The funding will help the prosthetics startup, to bring its innovative, comfortable and affordable services to children and adults around the world. 
  • Congratulations to Hub Member QBot UK - they were recently shortlisted for the My Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2021. Their robot innovation provides underfloor insulation more efficiently and cost effectively than conventional methods. 
  • If you haven't yet, download our report for free to receive insights into trends, areas for improvement, and an overview of the UK's spinout landscape. Written with Beauhurst, we wanted to find out what makes a successful spinout. See the findings here
  • "University spinouts: the system isn't broken". In response to the Sifted article which claimed European universities operate a broken system that stymies growth and holds back entrepreneurs, this article claims otherwise - what do you think? 
  • For Scaleup Week 2021, check out our Startup to Scaleup three part blog series - based on a panel discussion between experts including Irene Graham CEO of the Scale Up Institute, learn about the five barriers to scaling up and what you can do to overcome them:
  • Fantastic to see Hub Member Vivacity Labs are expanding their reach - their sensors have been installed in the London borough of Richmond to provide insights into active travel and pedestrian movements, to help make the borough smarter, safer and more sustainable. Learn more.
  • Huge congratulations to Hub Member Agile Analog - they have recently closed a $19 million funding round led by OMERS Ventures. Agile Analog will use the funding to accelerate the growth of its commercial and engineering support teams.  
  • "Universities should serve startups, not the other way round". Spinning out from universities is a lengthy process, and potentially the reason why spinouts only make up a tiny fraction of unicorns. The US has had more success with their system. See why here
  • Have you seen? We recently published the Enterprise Hub's first annual review, the beginning of a yearly publication on our activities. It will include stories from our Hub Member s, key achievements and introduces some of our awardees. Download it now
  • Last month, Hub Member Dr Enass Abu Hamed, CEO of H2Go Power talks to BBC journalist Naga Munchetty about how H2Go power is helping everyone have access to hydrogen power - and how safe hydrogen storage is a route to clean power and #netzero energy. (from 2:41:33) 
  • "Low-cost, low carbon" - Hub Member Christine Boyle explains how Senergy NI solar panels made from nanomaterials deliver affordable hot water and heating into homes and workplaces, as BBC journalist Naga Munchetty explores technology tackling carbon emissions.
  • Great to see Hub Member Brendan Digney, founder of Machine_eye featuring in Tech Crunch as part of the '8 investors, founders and execs predict cybersecurity, fintech will take Belfast by storm' feature. See what he has to say here.
  • We're excited to present the Enterprise Hub's first annual review, the start of a yearly publication on our activities. It will include stories from our Hub Members, key achievements and introduces some of our newest awardees. Download it now.


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