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Innovative breastfeeding support app prescribed across multiple NHS regions

Gloucestershire-based LatchAid has launched its pioneering breastfeeding support app, with the NHS prescribing it in a pilot project across South Devon & Torbay, Lancashire & South Cumbria, Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon & Wiltshire, and Gloucestershire.

The project, funded by the Health Foundation, NHS England and NHS Improvement, aims to assess the effectiveness of...

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From Silence to Noise - the Path to Action in Sustainable Finance

Armen Papazian is a financial economist and the CEO of analytics platform Value XD . This post is an excerpt from his upcoming book due to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in the near future.

Beyond buzz words and broadly titled global targets and initiatives, the fact is, we are still thinking and crystallising the principles, equations, methodologies, data points, and...

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Cardiff joins the SETsquared Partnership

Cardiff University has become the sixth partner of SETsquared , the world’s top-ranked university-business incubator.

Cardiff joins the South West universities of Bath , Bristol and Exeter , as well as Southampton and Surrey , and will further strengthen the group’s capability for providing enterprise and innovation programmes for researchers, entrepreneurs and high-growth companies...

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Spider DNA and office barbecues: Harry Singer, Singer Instruments

SWTD spoke to Harry Singer, CEO of Singer Instruments , about his plans for one of the South West’s standout tech businesses.

Harry, what is Singer Instruments?

Essentially, we develop laboratory automation to accelerate the research work of scientists who want to make the world a better place.

From our headquarters in Somerset, on the edge of Exmoor, we have a global...

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West Cornwall’s wild Tin Coast brought to life with new interactive app

The Tin Coast Partnership have commissioned award-winning Cornish tech firm, Data Duopoly, to develop an interactive experience for visitors exploring the tin mining World Heritage Sites in West Cornwall.

The XplorTINCOAST app aims to bring this wild stretch of coastline and its historical stories to life, better connecting visitors to the area. As well as enhancing the visitor...

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Leading Health Technology Innovation Hub to be developed in Plymouth

A regional centre of health technology excellence will be developed in the city following a successful bid submitted to the Heart of the South West LEP by Plymouth Science Park, in partnership with the University of Plymouth , Plymouth City Council , and private sector partner, Renishaw .

Building on existing capabilities in the region, the Health Technology Innovation Hub (HTIH)...

Opinion: Innovators are precious and must be protected

Innovators are innate risk takers and thus their courage to imagine, play, experiment and refine (often thousands of times as in the case of Thomas Edison, who spoke of the lightbulb having had 10,000 steps to success) deserve our respect as they risk everything. All innovators are standing on the shoulders of giants, perhaps best illustrated by the wheel (estimated to have been invented in...

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Women in Innovation Awards 2021/22 set to open

The Women in Innovation Awards 2021/22 funding competition opens on Monday 23 August 2021.

Women with exciting, innovative ideas who will inspire others can apply for a £50,000 grant and bespoke business support.

Innovate UK , as part of UK Research and Innovation, is offering at least 20 Women in Innovation Awards to female entrepreneurs across the UK. The winners will...

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£1.5 million fund launched for UK space tech

The UK Space Agency has announced new funding to support ambitious plans for the exploration of space.

Proposals could include ideas such as the utilisation of resources beyond Earth’s atmosphere, the use of nuclear power in space or the exploration the Moon, and Mars.

The funding call, which is part of the UK Space Agency’s Space Exploration programme, invites the space...

 QTEC in Bristol

New programme launched to support deep tech startups

A new 6-month pre-incubator programme has been launched in the South West to support the rapid generation of new quantum, engineering and scientific technology companies.

The QUEST programme will start in October 2021, run by the Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre (QTEC) in Bristol, winners of the People's Choice Award at the Tech South West Awards 2020.

QUEST is a six...