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Success Story

Innovate UK EDGE brings success to knees med tech

28 September 2022 Written by Tasmin Wollaston

Two million people globally have total knee surgery each year, a figure that is predicted to rise to 3.5 million by 2030. Currently, up to 20% of patients are dissatisfied with the outcome of their surgery. Yorkshire-based med tech company Eventum Orthopaedics aims to change that, supported by Innovate UK EDGE.

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Success Story

Innovate UK EDGE sparks growth at EV grid pioneer Sygensys

8 September 2022 Written by Graeme Owen

Start-up Sygensys is enhancing the performance and reliability of electric vehicle (EV) charging and vehicle to grid technology. Supported by Innovate UK EDGE, it aims to ensure the effective use of renewable energy sources through its demand management and energy storage systems.

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Success Story

Innovate UK EDGE help yields £1M investment for plant growth pioneer

7 September 2022 Written by James Cortis

Bristol University spin-out Glaia has developed carbon-based ‘sugar dots’ that can dramatically improve the efficiency of photosynthesis – the fundamental process that underpins life on earth. It raised £1m in equity investment following investment readiness support from Innovate UK EDGE.

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Success Story

Good chemistry with Innovate UK EDGE benefits green labs business

5 September 2022 Written by Kirsten Masson

Asynt designs and manufactures innovative equipment that helps chemists conduct scientific research, while also driving down chemistry laboratory carbon emissions and costs. And Innovate UK EDGE is supporting the company in its bid to expand into new international markets. 

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Success Story

Prosthetics innovator’s software improves comfort and quality of life

31 August 2022 Written by James Cortis

Prosthetics software innovator establishes new partnerships, secures grant funding and revamps its marketing strategy, all with support from Innovate UK EDGE.

Today, 40 million people around the world suffer from limb loss, with many experiencing discomfort and pain when using prosthetics. 

IV drip

Success Story

£898K in funding and finance flows to investment-ready medical startup

19 August 2022 Written by Graeme Owen

Supported by Innovate UK EDGE to raise funding and finance, UK medical start-up Flomark is making IV drips safer for patients.

Most of us have seen intravenous (IV) drips: the bags of liquid on stands connected by a small tube to hospital patients’ arms, enabling essential fluids and nutrients to be delivered directly and quickly into the patient’s bloodstream.

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Success Story

Good prognosis for drug discovery pioneer after £1M investment

4 August 2022 Written by Katie Griffin

Supported by Innovate UK, Stemnovate is enjoying a period of strong growth and external investment. The drug discovery start-up has attracted the attention of several large tier 1 drug companies and expects to achieve a turnover of £500m in the next five years.

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Success Story

Innovate UK support helps Transformify accelerate its growth

3 August 2022 Written by Emma Edmonds

Supported by Innovate UK EDGE, TFY (Transformify Ltd) has built a workforce and vendor management system that automates billing, payments, compliance and onboarding of vendors, service providers, independent contractors and freelancers.

SuperVAWT wind turbine

News Article

Wind power innovator gets investment ready with Innovate UK EDGE

28 July 2022 Written by James Cortis

A Wiltshire-based innovator has developed a novel wind turbine design that aims to increase the power and efficiency produced by traditional wind turbines by up to 30%. SuperVAWT has improved its engagement with industry and its readiness for financial investment with support from Innovate UK EDGE.