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Belfast-based HealthTech startup BrainWaveBank raises over £1m
posted on March 21, 2017

Belfast-based BrainWaveBank has secured over £1m in funding from investors including the Angel CoFund and techstart NI.

Startup Weekly: CyLon cohort, a win for Pavegen and much more
posted on March 17, 2017

Here’s your weekly roundup of news about startup competitions, awards, co-working spaces, accelerators and any other exciting things happening in the UK tech sector.

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UK aerospace technologies to receive £365m in funding
posted on July 12, 2016

New aerospace technologies in the UK are set to receive almost £365m of funding from the government and industry, the Business Secretary Sajid Javid said today. The news, announced to coincide with the Farnborough Air Show, builds on the £1.2bn already invested by government through the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), which has contributed to 149…

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Startup Weekly: Google Campus Exchange, Activate Capital accelerator & more
posted on July 8, 2016

Here’s your weekly round up of news about startup competitions, awards, co-working spaces, accelerators and any other exciting things happening in the UK tech sector. Google’s search for startups Global tech giant Google is on a nationwide search for startups in an attempt to mentor 10 of the country’s most innovative businesses this summer. Selected startup…

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Innovate UK awards £175,000 to startups seeking to disrupt retail sector
posted on May 9, 2016

Innovate UK has announced the winners of its IC Tomorrow Future of Retail Innovation competition. The five winning startups, which have been awarded up to £35,000 to tackle some of the issues faced by the retail industry, will also partner with industry leading organisations. Winning startups and their partner organisations are as follows: Thaw Technology…

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Startup Weekly: OVH accelerator, Innovate UK grant & more
posted on April 29, 2016

Here’s your weekly round up of startup competitions, awards, co-working spaces and accelerator news. OVH accelerator OVH, a cloud computing company, has launched its Digital Launch Pad incubator programme in the UK. The scheme will seek to provide innovate UK startups with funding and technical support from the seed stage all the way to market…

Lendinvest raises £17m, Osborne delivers the Budget 2016, Pigeon Tech & more in your Week in Tech
posted on March 18, 2016

This week we’re bringing your week in tech from Aviva’s Digital Garage. Investments P2P mortgage lender, LendInvest has raised £17m. The raise brings the company’s total funding to over £200m. E-lending platform EZBob Ltd has raised £20m in Series C funding in a round led by Leumi Partners and Oaktree Capital Management. Scottish startup eeGeo…

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Innovate UK launches £180,000 sharing economy startup competition
posted on March 16, 2016

Innovate UK’s IC tomorrow programme has launched a competition that will see £180,000 awarded to a number of sharing economy startups. Six small businesses will be awarded up to £30,000 each to encourage development in the peer-to-peer revolution. The competition aims to find novel solutions across six different challenge areas: trust, travel and tourism, construction,…


Innovate UK awards £140,000 to tech companies in Urban Spaces contest
posted on February 8, 2016

Innovate UK has awarded £140,000 in funding to the four winning tech companies of its Urban Spaces contest. Crowd Connected, Accelogress Limited, Yello Brick and BlockBuilders have walked away with up to £35,000 each. Matt Sansam, lead technologist and programme manager for IC tomorrow, said:“With ever more people living in cities and other urban areas, it is essential…

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Innovate UK competition to award £175,000 to retail innovation startups
posted on January 14, 2016

IC tomorrow is giving five small businesses the chance to win £35,000 to help them overcome five major digital challenges currently facing the retail sector as part of its attempt to drive industry-wide innovation. Launched by Innovate UK,  IC tomorrow has worked with partners in the retail  industry to define a series of key issues: including…

Innovate UK opens £140,000 smart cities contest
posted on October 15, 2015

Innovate UK has opened applications for its IC tomorrow programme, held in partnership with TfL, Clear Channel Outdoor, Centro and Atkins, to find smart innovations to solve some of London’s biggest problems. There will be four winners chosen across four smart cities categories: enhanced travel data with Transport for London, effective journey management with Centro, city-scale…

TheJobPost secures £250k from Innovate UK
posted on July 29, 2015

TheJobPost has received a further funding award of £250k from the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK. The recruitment agency marketplace works on a crowdsourcing model to match employers who have job vacancies with relevant recruitment agencies. TheJobPost used its initial Innovate UK award to develop its matching algorithm. Ken Brotherston, chairman of TheJobPost, said: “Our…

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EXCLUSIVE: London-based Inploi raises £500,000, brings total to £1m
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UK-founded tech startup Blockchain secures $40m Series B
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EdTech startup MyTutor closes £3m Series A, brings total to £4.8m
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