Hub Media Round-Up: September 2021

04 Oct 2021

Bionic Man

  • Huge congratulations to Dr Katerina Spranger, CEO and founder of Oxford Heartbeat for being awarded the BioMedEng Association Innovation Prize for her medical technology innovation, which helps surgeons carry out brain surgery more safely and accurately. See here for more
  • Congratulations to former Launchpad Competition judge Elspeth Finch - she was recently named as one of 69 new Academy Fellows. Elspeth is an established tech entrepreneur, and proud mentor to some of our Hub Members. 
  • Congratulations to Dr Simon Thomas, CEO and founder of Paragraf - he was recently named as one of 69 new Academy Fellows.
  • "Success will depend on brands closing the say-do the gap between what they say and what they actually deliver." Jessi Baker, CEO of Provenance chatted to Porter Novelli London about 'The Age of Expectation' and sustainability communications. Read the interview here.
  • Passionate about sustainability? These companies are currently hiring - and three of them are our Hub Members! Great to see Notpla, Loowatt and Vivacity Labs have made the list.  
  • Collaboration is key to making progress! Battery startup Aceleron have joined forces with Amdaris to create a two-way communications device that monitors the effectiveness of sustainable battery technologies in the UK and abroad. Learn more
  • OXSIGHT were on BBC Oxford to chat about their OXSIGHT Onyx smart glasses for people with central vision loss. They have a clinic open, available for appointments every Wednesday this month in Oxford. If you're interested, you can book via email: care@oxsight.co.uk  
  • Such heart warming news to hear Koalaa is working with Bionic man in Switzerland. Bionic man is a charity on a mission to empower children with #limbdifference. Find out more about how they are going to be working together here.
  • There is no business without the people - proud to see Paragraf have managed to build such a strong team to make their technology a success. Their IP and Innovation Manager has been listed as part of the IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists. Learn more.
  • Huge congratulations to Vector Photonics for raising the funding to further develop their TITAN project. Learn more.
  • E-bike startup Swytch Technologies promise to turn any bike into an e-bike with their lightweight and portable conversion kit. How? Learn more with this review by We Are Social Media. 
  • Check out this case study on Puraffinity by the Innovate UK Analysis for Innovators programme. Their innovation aims to tackle global water scarcity, by removing man made harmful chemicals and carcinogens. Learn how the programme helped them
  • Congratulations to Vector Photonics for successfully closing their £600k funding round for their TITAN project. Read more
  • Such amazing news - Open Bionics has opened their first UK clinic to deliver 3D printed  bionic arms for amputees. Read more.
  • Open Bionics have been named as a 'Groundbreaking Pioneer' award finalist by The Sun, congratulations! They are on a mission to build and develop the next generation of bionic limbs - turning disabilities into superpowers. Learn more.  
  • Farmers Weekly have thrown the spotlight on CCm Technologies - Cranfield University are trialling their low carbon fertilisers at Luton Hoo Estate. Their climate positive process produces fertilisers with 85% less than traditional products. Read more here.

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