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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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Folarity uses big data and AI to help protect our forests

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd February 2020
The lowdown on how Edinburgh-based startup Folarity is using tech to reverse the decline of our forests... Forests are the lungs of the world, absorbing huge amounts of carbon dioxide and keeping us all alive. Until we decide that a wooden toilet seat is warmer to sit on and so we go and chop them down. As well as breathing, forest cover helps with biodiversity. In the UK, a prolonged decline in...
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Garçon Wines reinvents the wine bottle

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th January 2020
The lowdown on Garçon Wines and its sustainable innovations in one of the world's most traditional industries  - the wine industry!  Interesting developments in one of the world's oldest industries - wine - with the news that it is being brought right up to date thanks to London-based startup Garçon Wines. They have created a revolutionary flat wine bottle that’s mad...
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Tackling the climate crisis by reducing commuting

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd January 2020
The initiative from proptech startup Desana that's aiming to reduce employees' travel distances by getting cities and organisations to work together... UK based proptech startup Desana have just launched an innovative initiative that is aiming to tackle the climate crisis by reducing commuting.Their initiative, Cityworks, aims to get cities and large organisations working together to re...
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Igloo Energy secures strategic investment of up to £20 miliion

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th December 2019
Major investment news for challenger energy supplier Igloo Energy who have secured strategic investment of up to £20 million. Good news for challenger energy supplier, Igloo Energy, with the announcement that it is receiving a strategic investment of up to £20 million from global integrated utility company Osaka Gas, in exchange for a minority stake in the company. Igloo was fou...
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