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SafetyNet - innovation for the commercial fishing industry

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th July 2020
Innovation to help the sustainability of commercial fishing... Everyone is aware of overfishing as a big problem, with fish being caught at a rate that they can’t replenish their numbers. A lesser known issue around fishing is called bycatch, where one in every five fish caught is not a fish that can be sold and used, either because it’s not legal, it’s endangered, or it&rs...
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Greyparrot - reinventing the management of waste

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th July 2020
Greyparrot! The startup that's using AI to create an innovative waste management solution We have written many times previously about the problems around waste management and how hugely damaging our current methods of landfills and ocean dumping are to us all. We have looked at several startups shaking up recycling by turning non-recyclable plastics into usable chemicals or into building aggregat...
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Startup of the Week - Bikemap

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th July 2020
The app that's been created by cyclists for cyclists!Bikemap is on a mission to empower cyclists everywhere by providing the world’s largest cycle route collection in its innovative app. Let’s face it. Cycling is on the up - and that can only be a good thing. After all, not only is it good for our health, it’s also having a really positive impact on our environment. With more ...
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Sustainable reward scheme Bagboard targets sustainable shoppers and brands

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th July 2020
Sustainable reward scheme Bagboard, a first-of-its-kind advertising platform for planet-friendly brands launches £600k funding round... Bagboard, the creation of former credit trader Ben Ayres, and advertising executive Ashleigh Bishop, launched a £600k crowdfunding campaign via Seedrs this week to raise funds for the first sustainable rewards scheme that marries major brand campaigns...
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7 British startups shortlisted for Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2020
The shortlist for this year’s Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge, a global annual sustainability competition is out, with 7 British startups in the 25 shortlisted. This year’s shortlist for one of the world’s largest annual competitions in sustainability, Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge, has been officially revealed today. The international top 25 organisations now edge close...
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ZeroAvia Conducts UK's First Commercial-Scale Electric Flight

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd June 2020
First electric-powered flight of commercial-scale aircraft from a UK airfield takes place... Innovative news for the aviation industry with the announcement that ZeroAvia, the leading innovator in decarbonising commercial aviation have conducted the first ever electric-powered flight of a commercial-scale aircraft carried out in the UK. Yesterday’s test flight from Cranfield Airport is a s...
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New tech-based energy supplier set for Bright future

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd June 2020
Bright, a new, technology-based energy supplier founded by well-known entrepreneurs Ciaran and Stephen Devine in partnership with Ireland’s largest family-owned forecourt retailer Maxol, aims to disrupt the NI’s and Irish energy markets. Using a unique software platform and a specially designed app, it will offer just one simple tariff and provide customers with affordable green elect...
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Billi London launches world’s first enhanced biodegradable tights

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st May 2020
Each year, a reported 2 billion pairs of tights are produced, worn once and discarded. Step forward, Billi London who has launched the world’s first enhanced biodegradable tights.  Decomposing in less than five years in landfill versus traditional tights requiring anywhere from 40 to 100 years, Billi London is the first brand to create revolutionary tights with enhanced biodegradabilit...
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Startup of the Week - Stuffstr

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th March 2020
Stuffstr is an innovative app that is tackling the waste issue within the fashion sector... The issue of waste has been to the forefront for quite a while now - and rightly so.More and more startups are addressing sustainability and the impact that our actions have on the environment. Our latest startup of the week is a prime example and has a focus on one area in particular - fashion. Stuffst...
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British entrepreneurs encouraged to apply for world-leading sustainable business competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th March 2020
Green startups and entrepreneurs take note! Planet-saving startups and entrepreneurs can apply today to win up to €500,000 and a place on a six-month bespoke accelerator programme... One of the world’s largest competitions in sustainable entrepreneurship, the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge is now open for entries. Green startups and entrepreneurs based in Britain can ap...
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