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SETsquared Exeter celebrate research and innovation at "eye-opening conference" in South Devon

The SETsquared Exeter business acceleration team delivered a presentation at the inaugural Torbay Hi-Tech Cluster Research and Innovation Conference held on Thursday 5 May.

Hosted at South Devon College’s Hi Tech and Digital Centre , the conference delivered a day of talks and networking. SETsquared Exeter met members of the region’s technology community and showcase some of the...

The Milbotix team

Innovative ‘smart socks’ developed to help millions living with dementia

A University of Bristol graduate has developed ‘smart socks’ that track rising distress in the wearer to improve the wellbeing of millions of people with dementia, non-verbal autism and other conditions that affect communication.

Inventor Dr Zeke Steer quit his job and took a PhD at Bristol Robotics Laboratory so he could find a way to help people like his great grandmother, who...

SpaceBands raises £450k to launch holistic hazard perception wearable

A Bristol-based pioneer in social distancing devices has built upon its success during the pandemic and pivoted into the wider health and safety market with a £450,000 investment.

SpaceBands ’ first wrist-worn device, launched in May 2020, helped employees stay safe during the pandemic by storing contact tracing data and vibrating when users are less than 2m apart.


Storm Consultancy wins Queen's Award for innovation

Bath-based Storm Consultancy wins Queen's Award for innovation

Bath-based digital technology agency Storm Consultancy has received the nationally acclaimed Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation category) alongside life-science spinout company CiteAb.

The Queen's Award was established in 1965, and is among the most prestigious business awards in the UK, with only around 7,000 winners since its inception.

Founded in 2009 by University...

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Devon HealthTech firm partners with Legal & General to support people with long-term health conditions

Legal & General Group Protection has partnered with long-term condition management support service CONNECTPlus, from Devon-based Health and Care Innovations Limited (HCI), to support individuals to take control of long-term conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and long Covid.

Around 15 million people in England have a long-term condition, according to the Government....

Ewan Moran, founder of Barback

South West founders pitch to impress at Like Minds Festival

An edtech app for homeschoolers, robotic learning toys for children, and a digital employment platform for the hospitality industry were among the innovations showcased at the Like Minds Nudge Ideas Festival , held on Friday 25 March in Exeter.

With speakers of national significance in attendance including science leaders, former BBC presenters and globally successful entrepreneurs,...


"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...

David Tansley of Deloitte

Dave Tansley, Deloitte: It’s time for the South West tech sector to grasp this amazing opportunity for growth

Dave Tansley, UK vice chair at Deloitte , shares his insight on the inaugural South West Tech Analysis Report and why this report will galvanise the tech community in a journey of collaboration for growth.

Involvement as headline sponsor in the commissioning of this report was an obvious choice for Deloitte. Mapping out and understanding the existing ecosystem has never been as...

The National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth, Northumberland. Credit: ORE Catapult

Marine-i offers world-class testing support to local marine tech businesses

Marine-i is calling on local marine tech businesses to take advantage of fully-funded testing capacity available at its partner sites this year to accelerate their innovation.

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 grow through harnessing the full potential of research and...