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12th July 2024 - 0 comments

Akcela Ventures gets funding to support digital tech startups

Akcela Ventures, Norwich’s only startup incubator,  has been awarded a £110,000 grant. The funding has been secured as part of the Ecosystem Partnership Programme, a joint initiative between Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils, Connected Innovation and Barclays Eagle Labs to boost support for the region’s digital technology sector.

12th July 2024 - 0 comments

BetaDen Incubate welcomes first businesses to its tech incubator

BetaDen, the award-winning Worcestershire-based organisation providing support for innovative technology-based businesses, has welcomed the first intake of start-up technology and digital businesses to its new incubator programme, delivered in partnership with Barclays Eagle Labs and Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership. 

12th July 2024 - 0 comments

Catalyst names finalists for entrepreneurial startup awards

Catalyst has announced the finalists of INVENT 2024, the leading competition for aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland. Organised by science and technology hub Catalyst with headline partner Bank of Ireland, the inspirational INVENT showcase is the main event of the year for early-stage startups and aspiring entrepreneurs to showcase their innovations to a panel of expert judges.

12th July 2024 - 0 comments

Saltroad raises £575,000 pre-seed funding

Saltroad, a new online platform which aims to tackle the waiting list backlog for accessing speech and language therapy in the UK  by matching parents with qualified practitioners, has raised £575,000 pre-seed funding.

5th July 2024 - 0 comments

750 join Catalyst’s Generation Innovation Work Experience Programme

Over 750 young people, with a passion for innovation, took part in Catalyst’s free work experience programme, Generation Innovation, the highest number of participants since the programme was established in 2018.

28th June 2024 - 0 comments

SME-university collaboration is the backbone of the economy

Over 100 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and universities have collectively underscored the vital role of SME and university collaborations in a new report from the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB), Arresting the decline: Unlocking the potential of university-SME interaction in the UK.

28th June 2024 - 0 comments

Henley Business Angels & NatWest partnership to fuel startup growth

Henley Business Angels (HBA) has announced a new strategic sponsorship partnership with NatWest, one of the UK’s largest retail and commercial banks, with a reputation for enhancing the startup ecosystem.   

This partnership represents a significant milestone for Henley Business Angels, providing the opportunity to leverage NatWest’s expertise, resources and extensive network to empower its members and portfolio companies to thrive and succeed from startup to exit. 

21st June 2024 - 0 comments

University of Liverpool spin-in company to transform the insurance sector

The University of Liverpool has become a founding shareholder in a spin-in company which has been formed to take forward technology for use in the insurance and financial sectors. Intellegri, an established company led by insurance industry experts, will spin-in to the University of Liverpool to commercialise software developed by Professor Simon Maskell, from the School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science.

14th June 2024 - 0 comments

Ford Family Foundation launches £50,000 social enterprise grant Ignite

Social entrepreneurs with transformative enterprises are being urged to enter a new funding competition which will culminate in a glamorous pitching event at The Shard.

Designed to drive positive social change, Ignite is being launched by the Ford Family Foundation and is supported by leading UK universities, including Durham. The overall winner will receive a £20,000 impact accelerator grant to scale up their social enterprise, with a further £30,000 being shared between the other four finalists.

14th June 2024 - 0 comments

5 Northern Irish startups win £10K proof of concept grants

Five of Northern Ireland’s most inspiring entrepreneurial teams have each been awarded £10,000 proof of concept (POC) grants from Techstart Ventures, through its Invest Northern Ireland fund, Techstart, following their successful involvement in Catalyst’s entrepreneurship programme, Co-Founders.

24th May 2024 - 0 comments

Innovators chosen to drive immersive tech in North East

Digital Catapult, the UK authority on advanced digital technology, welcomes eight new companies onto the ImmexCity programme, to spearhead the adoption of immersive solutions across key sectors. The latest cohort will play a vital role in further cultivating immersive entrepreneurship in the North East, with solutions ranging from heritage conservation projects to initiatives geared towards empowering mental health.

24th May 2024 - 0 comments

Salar Pursuits nets angel backing for innovative fish pen shield

Salar Pursuits, a Scotland-based company that has developed permeable lice and algae/jellyfish bloom shields that fit inside net pens, has been given a financial boost from a corporate angel investor.

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