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Kelpi's Chief Scientific Officer Dr Stefanie Federle

Kelpi wins prestigious Falling Walls Science Start-up award

Bristol-based greentech firm Kelpi has been named a winner in the Science Start-ups category of the Falling Walls global science summit 2023.

Kelpi, named a Tech South West One to Watch in 2023, is a material innovation company working to replace single-use plastics with premium performance bioplastics that harness the novel properties and environmental benefits of seaweed.


The Wylder app encourages people to get outdoors and discover nature

Life-changing accident inspires founder to create new wellbeing app

The latest startup to spin out of Falmouth University’s Venture Studio, Launchpad, is on a mission to get people outside and connecting with nature, following a life-changing experience for the founder. 

Wylder, the brainchild of Kate Nicholls, is a new wellbeing app designed to help people connect to nature and feel better. It offers regular challenges to encourage people to get...

(l-r) Greater Life founders Mike and George

Cornish startup encourages entrepreneurs over 50 to have their say

A startup born out of Falmouth University’s venture studio, Launchpad, is calling all entrepreneurs over 50 to contribute to a new economic report highlighting the challenges and opportunities for business owners in their ‘greater’ years.

Greater Life, founded by Mike Turner and George Hardwick, is on a mission to support entrepreneurs over 50 plan for a better work life balance. The...

Photo Credit: Tugdock

Cornish startup selected to work on floating wind technology challenge with Equinor

Tugdock, a startup company based in Cornwall, has been selected to join the 2023 cohort of the National Launch Academy programme, run by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult.

Launch Academy is ORE Catapult’s national flagship technology accelerator programme, designed to enhance the UK’s offshore wind supply chain and support cost reduction by advancing innovative solutions...

Jenny Bailey, CEO of Ferryx

Bristol-based biotech company launches new gut health product

Ferryx , a Bristol-based biotech startup on a mission to improve gut health, has launched its first product: Ferrocalm .

Ferrocalm is a natural food supplement to improve quality of life for those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other gut conditions. IBS is a common condition, affecting up to 15% of the population, and is associated with symptoms such as stomach...

Innovative Tech Startup

Twelve innovative tech startups join SETsquared Bristol to accelerate growth

SETsquared Bristol , the tech incubator led by the University of Bristol, is celebrating twelve new startup companies joining its programme at the start of 2023.

The new cohort represents a variety of sectors as well as creative uses of technology to help solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from improved access to healthcare and education to achieving net zero.


Joyann Boyce, Inclued

Inclued wins Best Elevator Pitch award at Tech-Xpo 2022

Bristol-based startup Inclued , whose software helps identify bias, pitched against eight other innovative technology startups to win ‘Best Elevator Pitch’ at SETsquared Bristol ’s Tech-Xpo on Wednesday 29 June.

SETsquared Bristol is a University of Bristol-led incubator that grows global technology businesses out of Bristol, helping them to make an impact in the world.


Georgia Barrie, CEO at secures grant to grow mobile training platform for use in emerging economies

Bristol innovator has been awarded a £20,000 grant by the West of England Growth Hub’s Business Innovation Fund to grow its mobile training platform for people in emerging economies. ’s training platform helps organisations to address the challenges and opportunities presented by the rapid increase in smartphone use in more remote communities.


CareScribe team photographed in Bristol

Richard Purcell, CareScribe: "Everyone has the right to live the life they wish"

Richard Purcell is the co-founder and director of Bristol-based assistive technology company CareScribe .

Richard is an NHS doctor and entrepreneur, working to develop innovative assistive technologies designed to promote and enable accessibility and inclusion in education and the workplace.

Can you tell us a bit about CareScribe?

At CareScribe, we build technology to help...

Co-founders Tanuvi Ethunandan & Erin Morris

Data Duopoly opens fundraising avocado round to accelerate growth

Data Duopoly today announced it opened a fundraising bid for £600k EIS for its large seed round.

Driven by data and creativity, Data Duopoly create the best possible visitor experience through the development of mobile applications. Its products aim to solve the issue of congestion and frustrations experienced by visitors by facilitating personalised incentives to actively disperse...