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CEO and founder Oyinkansola Adebayo

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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. 


Blog Post

Trouble with cross-border tax?

12 August 2021 Written by Narinder Williams

The European Commission has published an open consultation on how to improve the resolution of cross-border tax problems for small and medium business.

Medical professional

News Article

Investment readiness support a shot in arm for Somnus

6 August 2021 Written by Leigh Jenkins

Bath-based anaesthetics innovator Somnus Scientific, which improves sedation and anaesthesia outcomes for patients undergoing medical procedures, has raised £600,000 following investment readiness support from Innovate UK EDGE.

US Open

Success Story

Devon fan engagement AI firm touches down in Dallas

2 August 2021 Written by Leigh Jenkins

Devon-based fan engagement company Filmily is delivering AI solutions for international sports brands including The Dallas Cowboys, The San Francisco 49ers and The US Tennis Open to revolutionise how live events are viewed. The company has also partnered with US sport agency, Wasserman.

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