Hub Media Round-Up: March 2021

02 Apr 2021

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  • 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.
  •  Fantastic 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 scaleups included.
  • 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.


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