Inclued wins Best Elevator Pitch award at Tech-Xpo 2022 

Our member, Bristol-based startup Inclued whose software helps identify bias, pitched against eight other innovative technology startups to win ‘Best Elevator Pitch’ at Tech-Xpo on Wednesday 29 June.  Now in its 18th year, Tech-Xpo is our flagship pitch, demo, connect showcase that provides a platform for startups to promote their innovative technologies to an audience of influential investors and business movers…

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Innovative tech companies announced for Tech-Xpo 2022

Sixteen of our member companies will exhibit and demo their innovative products at our flagship Tech-Xpo 2022 showcase on 29 June. The companies shortlisted to compete for Best Elevator Pitch award are: Corus, Grand Bequest, Hope Tech, Inclued, Lurnable, Metasonixx, Milbotix, Optect and Voltric. The annual showcase will take place at the incredible St George’s Bristol with…

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Biomaterials startup Zentraxa announce seed investment

Our member company and University of Bristol spin-out, Zentraxa, has raised capital investment from Future Planet Capital, BPEC and Science Angel Syndicate to develop their innovative Zentide platform for engineering bespoke biomaterials. With generous support of their recently awarded Innovate UK grant, Zentraxa is rapidly moving towards contracted commercial concept development in both medical adhesives…

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GenomeKey raise Innovate UK funding to drive life-saving next-gen sepsis diagnostic

Our member GenomeKey, has secured an Innovate UK Biomedical Catalyst research award of £950,000 towards faster diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, one of the world’s most deadly diseases. The funding will enable the Bristol-based research and development company to provide rapid bacterial species identification and antimicrobial profiling in the hospital, which will save lives, save money,…

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Startup advice from Rick Chapman, Entrepreneur in Residence

Rick Chapman, Entrepreneur-in-Residence

As part of a series of startup advice features with our Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiRs), we had a chat with Rick Chapman to hear his top tips for startups. Our EiRs work with our members to provide support, advice and recommendations drawn from their own entrepreneurial backgrounds and specialist experience. In what ways does your own…

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Startup advice from Stewart Noakes, Entrepreneur in Residence

In the second of a series of startup advice features with our Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiRs), we had a chat with Stewart Noakes to hear his top tips for startups.  Our EiRs work with our members to provide support, advice and recommendations drawn from their own entrepreneurial backgrounds and specialist experience.  In what ways does your…

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Bristol ranks top five for UK tech growth

Bristol has been named one of the UK’s fastest growing tech cities following what was a record year for the sector in Britain in 2021. The city has been ranked fifth for regional UK tech growth in the Digital Economy Council’s new ‘Levelling Up Tech Power League’ report. Tech firms received £26 billion in venture…

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Baking sustainability into the startup cake

On 28 September 2021 we ran a workshop on how to embed sustainable practices into a startup. The session was led by Eleanor Akers, Director of Innovative Energy Consultants, whose focus is on helping businesses grow sustainably. Here we share our top tips from the session. What is sustainability? A useful way of thinking about…

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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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