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Launchpad to deliver first business accelerator workshop for Cornish businesses

Falmouth University’s Venture Studio, Launchpad, is running a fully funded practical workshop from 29 June to 1 July designed to equip early stage incorporated companies and freelancers with the knowledge and skills needed to accelerate their business.

Participants will gain comprehensive training, practical advice, and guidance from industry experts Stephens Scown and Inkwell along...

Feyaza Khan

Feyaza Khan: It’s an exciting time for tech in Cornwall

South West Tech Daily journalist and podcast host Feyaza Khan travelled to Cornwall this weekend to see what’s been getting the local tech scene so excited.

It’s an exciting time for tech in Cornwall.

Home to the South West’s fastest growing tech sector (with a forecasted CAGR of 18% by 2026, as revealed by the Tech South West Tech Analysis Report ) and a booming aerospace...

From L to R:  Gemma Ferris, Rob Ferris, HRH The Duke of Kent

New Feritech Innovation Centre officially opens in Cornwall

The newly-constructed Feritech Innovation Centre, located near Falmouth, had its official opening on 11th April 2022. The guest of honour for the occasion was HRH The Duke of Kent.

The Duke of Kent was welcomed by Rob Ferris and Gemma Ferris, Directors and co-owners of Feritech Global Ltd. He was accompanied on the visit by the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE...

Audio and ebook app xigxag named Tech Nation 4.0 Rising Stars winner

Cornwall-based audio and ebook app, xigxag, has been announced as a Tech Nation 4.0 Rising Stars winner.

It is the first time that a business associated with the publishing industry has won with Tech Nation. The win acknowledges xigxag’s unique proposition in modernising audio and e-books. Tech Nation’s annual award, now in its fourth year, ‘recognises the brightest and best early...


"Fitting legacy": Cornwall earmarked for 10% of national innovation fund

The Government has ringfenced £1m from the ninth round of the £10m Energy Entrepreneurs Fund for projects based in Cornwall, "to reflect the important part played by Cornwall in the 2021 G7 and [...] to create a positive legacy."

The Energy Entrepreneurs Fund has been developed to support sustainable innovation in the areas of energy efficiency, power generation, heat generation,...

Photo credit: ORE Catapult

Cornish businesses visit world-class facilities at National Renewable Energy Centre

Five businesses from Cornwall visited the National Renewable Energy Centre last week on a fully funded trip, for an in-depth tour of the test facilities at the site in Blyth, Northumberland. The flagship centre, which is owned by ORE Catapult, is one of over 20 world-class test facilities which businesses supported by Marine-i can access, in order to accelerate innovation in marine technology...

A yacht under sail. Credit: Openarc Marine

Pioneering eco generator for yachts under development in Cornwall

Support from Marine-i is helping Falmouth-based business, Openarc Marine, develop a completely new approach to on-board generators for use when cruising under sail. This hydroelectric technology would have worldwide applications and help to eliminate reliance on fossil fuels for electricity generation at sea.

Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Marine-i is designed...

(Left to Right): Amanda Martin, Director, Lizard Yacht Service; Ryan Kitchener

Cornish firm wins contract to provide new superyacht service centre in the Mediterranean

Lizard Yacht Service has signed an agreement for a new superyacht service centre in Palma, covering the Mediterranean and the South of France.

Lizard Yacht Service will support the Wills Ridley company in Spain and the South of France for servicing and repair on all steering gear on the many superyachts in their portfolio that are based in the Med.

Lizard Yacht Service...

Anchoring system for floating offshore wind

Two Cornish companies supported by £60m renewable energy fund

Marine-i has welcomed the news that floating offshore wind projects will receive more than £60m in public and private investment, to develop new technologies that will accelerate development of the fast growing renewable energy industry.

Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Marine-i is designed to help the marine technology sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly...

Free digital tools to help mental health understanding in Cornwall and IoS

People who work in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are being offered a free mental health training package to help them cope with the stresses and strains of the pandemic.

According to research in the county, the number of people experiencing possible anxiety and/or depression has almost doubled since the pandemic began.

The package is made up of short films which feature...