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AO launches Innovation Lab to integrate online retail solutions

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th April 2019
AO, the UK’s leading online-only household appliance and electrical retailer is looking discover and integrate startups with solutions that will help AO’s customers. If you are currently building an online retail solution, creating unique shopping experiences, optimising routing and deliveries, improving internal IT and payment systems, or using AR tech to help shoppers experience pro...
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wheelAIR - innovation for wheelchair users

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th March 2019
Innovation for wheelchair users thanks to Glasgow based startup wheelAIR There are many variables that can make using a wheelchair uncomfortable. Overheating is one such issue. Some of us may have needed to use a wheelchair temporarily during hospital visits, in which case we got just a taste of what it might be like to sit in one all day. Of course, hospital wheelchairs aren’t represe...
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United Utilities launches Innovation Lab 2.0

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st March 2019
Leading UK water and wastewater company United Utilities has launched its second accelerator programme to help innovative businesses grow and develop their solutions through a collaborative approach. Following last year’s successful Innovation Lab programme which saw seven companies developing their ideas, United Utilities has started the application process looking for its second cohort. T...
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Storyball - the screen-free smart toy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th March 2019
Innovation in play thanks to Storyball, a toy that uses games, stories and challenges to get children playing, learning and moving their bodies As technology advances and more information and entertainment can be accessed from all kinds of devices, it becomes more tempting and easier for parents and carers to occupy their children with these devices. Where once we might have sat a child down in ...
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Makematic raise £1m to help brands connect with education through bitesize content

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th March 2019
With the aim of reaching 1 million classrooms and kitchen tables by 2021, Derry-based EdTech startup Makematic have raised £1m to help brands connect with education through bitesize educational animations and live action videos. Founded in 2016, educational media company, Makematic, whose clients and partners include Adobe, Microsoft, Crayola and the BBC, have secured a £1,000,000 see...
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Mimica Touch relabels the food waste problem

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th March 2019
Mimica Touch - The startup that has created a biologically active food expiry label to help combat food waste. In the UK, 7 million tonnes of food and drink is thrown away every year. Much of this is due to people looking at the ‘use by’ date and throwing away out-of-date food and drink without stopping to check if it really has gone bad. Whether this is easy to check for yourself, li...
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OKRA - using AI analytics for healthcare

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th March 2019
Innovation in healthcare thanks to Cambridge based startup OKRA Technologies who are using AI analytics for healthcare... We have written previously about healthcare startups - such as TrackActive and Ping An Good Doctor - that are using artificial intelligence to improve healthcare education, enable patients to get diagnoses quicker, relieve pain, and much more. Artificial intelligence allo...
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IlluminationLAB to power energy focused startup innovation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th March 2019
American Electric Power (AEP) in partnership with innovation specialist L Marks, has launched IlluminationLAB which will include a bootcamp, energy summit, and 10-week proof of concept program to co-create innovative energy products and services. If that introduction sparked your interest, read on to find out more. Offering startups and entrepreneurs the opportunity to gain behind the scenes acce...
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Candidate.ID - talent pipeline software

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd March 2019
Candidate.ID, the startup that's on a mission to build talent pipelines, which enable the world’s employers to hire faster with higher quality... As we said in our recent article about recruitment startup for the industrial sector, Pickr, a survey of over 700 UK businesses showed that one of the two biggest challenges these businesses will face in 2019 is recruitment. As usual, startups ...
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Pickr - industrial sector recruitment made easy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd March 2019
The Norwich based startup Pickr that is innovating recruitment for the industrial sectors with their digital staffing solution... As we highlighted in January, a survey conducted by global credit company Creditsafe and completed by 755 business leaders predicts that the biggest challenges to UK businesses in 2019 will be recruitment and the economy. One in five of these businesses believe...
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