Femtech startup LatchAid secures £1m seed funding

Our member LatchAid, an award winning breastfeeding and early parenthood support innovator, has closed its seed funding round with an ultra-competitive £510k Innovate UK Innovation Loan, bringing total investments to £1m, as testament to its ground-breaking technology and user traction. LatchAid was founded by Dr Chen Mao Davies, a R&D specialist who previously worked on the Oscar (Academy Award)…

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Stornaway.io wins Audience of the Future Award to automate Unity game creation for multiple platforms

Our member, interactive filmmaking platform, Stornaway.io, have been awarded an Audience of the Future award by Innovate UK to let creators easily author interactive video stories for multiple platforms including major game, mobile, desktop, film, TV and video on demand platforms, via a simple automated integration with Unity. The first interactive feature film created in…

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Airway Medical complete first working prototype

Our member, Airway Medical, in collaboration with the University of Portsmouth and Versarien PLC have announced the conclusion of their project to further the development of The AMSU™ – a novel airway suction device that will soon be helping to save the lives of patients with blocked airways and improving the well-being of people with…

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Pioneering app that supports breastfeeding mums to launch during World Breastfeeding Week

SETsquared Bristol member, LatchAid, the Gloucestershire/Bristol firm using innovative technology to revolutionise breastfeeding, is expanding further by launching its new app during World Breastfeeding Week. Lack of breastfeeding is a global concern and the UK has the worst breastfeeding rate in the world. Breastfeeding reduces risks of diseases for mothers and babies, improves life expectancy,…

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Actuation Lab secure investment and take up residence at the NCC

SETsquared Bristol member, Actuation Lab, is rethinking industrial hardware to increase the reliability and reduce the environmental impact of mechanised industries. The company was spun out from the University of Bristol in 2019 by three engineering academics who had the drive to commercialise their mechanical innovation, the Callimorph® actuator. The Callimorph® is a device that…

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Lights, camera, latch on! Oscar-winning founder of motherhood app wins prestigious innovation award

The founder of SETsquared Bristol member, LatchAid, a femtech startup using innovative technology to revolutionise breastfeeding and early parenting support, has won the prestigious Women in Innovation award. Dr. Chen Mao Davies started LatchAid after facing her own struggles with breastfeeding, pain and subsequent depression. She realised that mothers needed maternal support fit for the…

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Tethir and Pyreos consortium wins £0.5m UK grant for IOT sensor networks for faster forest fire detection

Innovate UK is backing a technology breakthrough that puts Pyreos and SETsquared Bristol members, Tethir, along with their academic partners, Imperial College London and King’s College London, at the forefront of the fight against one of the world’s biggest carbon emitters; wildfires. The grant of £500k from Innovate UK supports the development of the first…

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Bristol Medtech company wins Innovate UK grant for clearing blocked airways in emergency and chronic conditions

SETsquared Bristol member, Airway Medical, based at the Engine Shed near Temple Meads station in Bristol, today announced that they have been awarded funding from The Sustainable Innovation Fund from UK Government funding agency Innovate UK. Innovate UK as part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £191 million to fund both single…

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