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Northern Ireland’s Social Innovation Camp

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th March 2013
Derry, the UK City of Culture 2013, is to host a 48 hour coming together of ideas designed to solve social problems from June 14th- June 16th. The two day event is run by Social Innovation Camp who deliver similar events throughout the UK. This is how it works: There is an 8 week open call from 25th March during which the organisers have asked people interested in the project to send in idea...
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The Blaze Story

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th March 2013
If you don’t live in a large city, it’s difficult to fully understand the genuine danger that cyclists pose every day. A good friend was crushed against a railing on her bike by a bus that hadn’t seen her, and she was only saved by a passing man who was able to pull her out at the very last second.It’s a serious subject, and the statistics speak for themselves. 122 cyclists...
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Winner of the Playable City Award

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th March 2013
Remember the whole way back to November when Startacus first informed you of the Playable City Awards for 2013? No? That’s okay, we’ve put a hyperlink in to remind you. Feel free to click it. Anyway, the idea was to promote a sense of playfulness around Bristol city through artwork or creativity with creative technology being a core requirement; and the winners have bee...
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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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