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The Innovation Expo

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th March 2013
Healthcare innovation is a surprisingly under discussed area for start-ups, despite being arguably one of the most rewarding fields to work in. Next month’s NHS based Innovation Expo in London will provide a format for entrepreneurs from the medical world to pitch their wares at the massive two day event in London’s Royal Docks.The potential for promotion is substantive with more than ...
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Test Town - aiming to reinvent the Town Centre

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th February 2013
Young Self Starters at the ready - TestTown is an innovation challenge for 16-25 year olds from across the UK to come up with original and innovative uses for Britain's town centres... Town Centres and High Streets have taken a battering over the last few years. Apart from the odd leafy suburb, there aren’t too many UK high streets that haven’t felt the effects of both the ongoing rec...
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A shopping centre made of Shipping Containers...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th January 2013
A shopping centre made of Shipping Containers...Offering Startacus a bit of self starter inspiration Anyone who watched George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, must have been impressed by Max McMurdo’s eco-office space built from a shipping container. However taking this innovative approach and design onto an altogether new level is the pop up shopping centre in New Zealand, made out of, yes...
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Inventors, Designers and Innovators! Nesta wants you!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th December 2012
Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation have just launched a pretty exciting competition aimed at all you inventors and designers out there.The “Hands Off My Bike” challenge is asking people all across the UK to come up with a breakthrough innovation which could help make it more difficult to steal a bike.With recent figures showing that virtually one bike gets stolen every year in...
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The #Flitched initiative

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd December 2012
A couple of weeks ago, we highlighted the frankly quite awesome Canning Town Caravanserai initiative which is proving properly innovative in its’ approach to regeneration.Well, the good news is that if design, architecture or ecology is your thing, you now can get involved and help to put your stamp on the Caravanserai thanks to its’ #Flitchedinitiative. The project which launched jus...
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Health Hack NI

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd December 2012
A couple of months back we looked at The Healthbox Accelerator- a 12 week programme running from October through to January aimed at providing healthcare entrepreneurs with tailored training and mentoring from experts from all across the healthcare sector. However before the business ‘accelerator’, you first need the idea and the innovation. Feeding this need is Health Hack NI, coming...
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Unusual Invention - Google’s Driverless Car

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd November 2012
Here at Startacus we like to think that our forthcoming collaboration section is a rather innovative approach to pushing the ‘self employed’ wheel, however speaking of wheels, we couldn’t fail to be impressed with Google’s Driverless Car which we would bet shall be coming to a road near you in the very near future...Google eh? First they mapped the roads, then they designed...
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Startacus looks at the Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2012
Seeking to recognise the very best of university enterprise, the Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards returns for a second year with a £50k fund for the overall winner too! It’s a shame that for some of us, being a self starter comes a little too late - but for those of you who are currently still at University or up to 5 years out, this competition must surely float the boat if you have an e...
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Innovating & collaborating with people - Power to the People!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st October 2012
With Startacus' own collaboration platform on its way very soon, the subject of ideas, innovation and collaboration is close to Startacus' heart. Guest Writer Clare Griffiths asks; Innovating with people? What’s that all about?Many people mistakenly limit innovation with technological developments. However, as I have already asserted in this series, innovation is much more than that – ...
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Looking for an Innovation Voucher? This might help...

by: ~ 26th September 2012
Startacus makes no bones about it - we like free stuff! After all, who doesn’t? And free stuff is just what is up for grabs via the Technology Strategy Board’s new Innovation Vouchers scheme.The Vouchers offer support for business ideas related to the areas of agri-food, built environment and space sectors. Unfortunately on this occasion, as much as we love food, chilling outside nice ...
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