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The Centrica Active Ageing Challenge Seeks Startups to Shape Future of Active Aging

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th January 2018
Currently open for applications, the Centrica Active Ageing Challenge is on the hunt for startups with tech solutions that can help meet the needs of an ageing society. If you have a product, solution or offering that could change the way technology can help older people, this fab new innovation challenge from Centrica could be for you. Via the first ever Centrica Active Ageing Ch...
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The Startacus Startups of the Week 2017

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th December 2017
It’s that time of the year again folks - time to take a look back at the innovative, interesting and often ingenious businesses that have been given our Startup of the Week accolade over the past year. Drum roll please…The Startacus Startups of the Week 2017. OpenPlay - an online sports marketplace which is on a mission to get and keep more people active. KitMapper - a peer-to-peer ...
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Drive with Belron accelerates plans for 2018

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th December 2017
A couple of weeks ago it was announced that Drive with Belron, powered by investor and innovation partner L Marks, was back for 2018, launching their third accelerator programme running from 30 April to 10 July 2018. With applications now open at www.drivewithbelron.com we took a look at the programme and its success to date. Designed to fast track the growth of startups in areas that disrupt Bel...
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TRIK - the innovative drone mapping and 3D reporting tool

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd December 2017
It seems that drones are the future. From simple deliveries to photography to survey work to search and rescue, the applications of drones extend far beyond simple entertainment. We have written about this and many other drone uses and startups before, and the technology only gets more useful and innovative. Now we are seeing a rise in solutions around the base of drones rather than direct applica...
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Corporate Accelerator Programmes - the good, the bad and the ugly

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th November 2017
The 'Whitespace Ventures Corporate Innovation Club' has published its first report, compiling insights and ideas from leading voices in corporate innovation. Titled The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Corporate Accelerator Programmes, the report brings together key themes from the latest bi-monthly gathering of the Whitespace Ventures Corporate Innovation Club members. The Club is formed of a commu...
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Storiicare - innovation in person centred care

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th November 2017
After being admitted to hospital with kidney failure, Glaswegian Cameron Graham found himself sharing a ward with an elderly man with dementia. Seeing how this man was unresponsive and introverted when alone and with staff, but responsive and talkative when his granddaughter visited with photo albums, Graham began looking into tools or products that might be capable of helping this man and people ...
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Izzy Wheels - they're "re-inventing the wheel"

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th November 2017
People like to customise things - to put a personal touch on them. From flames or stripes down the side of your car (which make it go faster, obviously) to pink fuzzy dice hanging on the mirror; from plastering the underside of your skateboard with stickers and cutouts of Hulk to...whatever the hip young people do with hoverboards these days; from sticking a playing card through the spokes of your...
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Echo - innovation in medication

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th November 2017
Every year, the NHS spends close to £18 billion on medication. Anywhere up to half of the medication prescribed for long-term use is not taken as prescribed, however, with people forgetting to take it, putting off taking it, forgetting the correct dosage, or even running out and not getting around to picking up another prescription. This is, obviously, not an ideal state of affairs. Echo is...
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Flock offers on-demand insurance for drone pilots

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th October 2017
The drone industry might have started off as something of a fad, but where people might have expected interest in it to die down, it has only become stronger and stronger. In the US alone, just under 2.5m personal drones were sold in 2016. And while the individual hobbyist is finding entertainment in drones, businesses and entrepreneurs are finding more and more applications for them, cutting down...
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Farm-r - The Farmer to Farmer Rental Service

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd October 2017
Farming is not an easy life, nor often a lucrative one. Machinery and equipment can be hugely expensive, and return on investment comes very slowly. Worse is when a farmer only needs a particular piece of equipment temporarily. There are, of course, already places to rent the equipment, but what if a farmer could support another farmer while getting the use of the required equipment? Farm-r ...
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