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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!

Craftspeople in Africa

News Article

So Just Shop puts innovation at the heart of sustainable retail model

31 August 2021 Written by Emma Edmonds

Innovate UK EDGE has helped an innovative and sustainable lifestyle brand featuring accessories and homeware handcrafted by women from some of the poorest and most disadvantaged communities around the world to conduct an intellectual property audit, prepare to raise finance and increase its presence in overseas markets.

Woman at flipboard

Blog Post

Pitchfest to help more businesses get investment ready

18 August 2021 Written by Georgia Riley

Innovate UK EDGE is looking for high-growth small to medium-sized businesses that are aiming to raise £500k+ of investment to scale their operations. 

Targeted at the best and brightest businesses with new or existing innovative products or services, Pitchfest is open for applications once again.