Congratulations to Lightpoint Medical - they have just secured a $8 million of Series A
funding. The medical technology startup have developed miniaturised cancer detection
tools for robot-assisted surgery, bringing their total amount raised to $18
million. Read more.
Aceleron Energy have been
awarded seed funding from the Academy's Frontiers programmes, to help improve the accessibility of electricity in
Kenya using second life batteries. Millions of pupils lack access to educational services like computers
and projectors - providing low-cost and reliable energy will make a huge
difference. Read more.
We're proud to be supporting engineers
who have played a huge role in the fight against Covid-19. Hub Member and
founder of KwickScreen Michael Korn talks about how their portable screens
were used in hospitals to create safe spaces for their patients in the Times here.
The Circular BioEconomy will power a new
wave of human innovation inspired by nature. Hub Members Pawel Kisielewski
of CCmTechnologies and George May of Bio Bean, who are members of the Sustainable Markets Initiative,
share their vision of a Circular Future.
to see Hub Member Aceleron Energy named as part of London Tech Week's 12 Clusters
of Tech series in the West Midlands. The West Midlands has a robust pipeline of tech talent - explore the tech
Congratulations to Flit Bike -
their bike has been listed as one of @ebiketips top six folding e-bikes! Check
out the full list here.
The Circular Economy is the future! Great
to see ChipsBoard in the Academy's free Ingenia Magazine. They are turning
potato peel into bioplastics for fashion and interior design industries, to
tackle the problems of food waste and plastic pollution.
There is a real drive for more women to
take on leadership roles in the engineering and tech sector. But what does it
take to be a female CTO? Cristina Blanco-Andujar, CTO at MediSieve shares her story in this great interview.
Vector Photonics will be leading on
The BLOODLINE project, the first Innovate UK fund to be allocated to a
research initiative with Japan. The £1.5m project will commercialise their
all-semiconductor, PCSEL technology for 3D, metal, laser printing. Read more here.
Amazing to see Oxford Heartbeat named by P4 Precision Medicine as one of the female-led companies
leading the way in health and STEM innovation for International Women's Day 2021 - well done!
Congrats to Brarista CEO Bella Trang for winning a prestigious Innovate UK Women in Innovation
award. Brarista was identified as one of the 40 female led-businesses across
the UK making a significant contribution to a societal challenge. For more details, see here.
For World Engineering Day on 4 March 2021, Kitty Liao, CEO and founder of Ideabatic explains how
she's getting vaccines to remote communities - helping to engineer a healthy
planet and meet the UN's third Sustainable Development Goal. Watch her here.