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Innovate UK EDGE drives growth in the South West of England 

11 October 2021 Written by James Cortis

In spite of the global pandemic, Innovate UK EDGE has helped South West regional innovators with business growth, raising over £32m in equity investments and loans, and more than £24m in grant funding, during the time since the first national lockdown. 

Bacteriophage penetrating a microbe

Blog Post

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) – Combating a growing threat together

4 October 2021 Written by Craig Gordon

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) develops when bacteria, fungi or viruses are exposed to antibiotics, antifungals or antivirals. As a result, the antimicrobials become ineffective and infections may persist. In addition, medical interventions including surgery, chemotherapy and stem cell therapy may become impossible.

Seep products

Success Story

Seep soaks up Innovate UK EDGE support and grows

1 October 2021 Written by Emma Edmonds

Currently, over 600 million sponges go to landfill every year in the UK, with at least 80% of those sponges being made from virgin plastic. Seep (Sustainable Everyday Essential Products) is addressing this problem through the production of sustainable household products.

Food label

Blog Post

Natasha’s Law for food labelling and safety in effect from today

1 October 2021 Written by Iona Murdoch

Labelling is an important process in selling goods, especially when it comes to food and drink. However, the labelling of such products is not as extensive as it should be, especially when it comes to packaged food that is made and sold in the same location. This is all about to change with Natasha’s Law coming into force in England on October 1st, 2021.

Cardmedic used in hospital context

News Article

Healthcare start-up achieves growth in a flash

28 September 2021 Written by Valerie Pondaven

In little more than twelve months, Oxford-based healthcare company CardMedic has gone from launch to signing a major NHS contract, and having users in 120 countries. That’s how quickly a business can grow with the right support – support provided by UK Innovate EDGE specialists.

HydroSurv vessel

News Article

Uncrewed marine vessel developer makes waves in Canada after GBIP

9 September 2021 Written by James Cortis

‘Robotics-as-a-service’ innovator HydroSurv is planning a Canadian subsidiary launch after participating in a Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP) and revamping its IP strategy, supported by Innovate UK EDGE. 

CEO and founder Oyinkansola Adebayo

News Article

Social enterprise expands with Innovate UK EDGE help

9 September 2021 Written by Kelly Hunter

Birmingham-based Niyo Enterprise has created 12 new jobs for black female hair stylists and support workers after Innovate UK EDGE helped the company to redefine its business strategy as a social enterprise and to pinpoint new market opportunities. 

circular economy

Blog Post

The Circular Economy: A Starter Guide

8 September 2021 Written by Emily Harrison

A starter guide to the Circular Economy with some helpful hints and tips to get the ball rolling!