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The six global food startups in the race to feed billions of people and reduce our carbon footprint

From plant-based pork combating diseases to microbes converting greenhouse gas into food – these sustainable food innovations are some of the ideas competing for the Food Planet Prize award aimed at remodelling the global food sector. Ending hunger by 2030 is one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and it looks like we might be falling […]

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Coronavirus Outbreak: “I can’t work from home and most of my family can’t because we all work in the care sector.”

What the #COVID19 outbreak is teaching us is simply how the workers classed as ‘low skilled’ by the government are now the real ‘Most Valuable Players’ (MVPs) crucial to keeping the economy running – Coronavirus. As the Coronavirus pandemic escalates and millions of Britons are told to isolate themselves in their homes, Shannon Summerfield in […]

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The next generation inventors ‘creating’ to fix our health and the planet

With ideas hailing from sustainability, med-tech, sport-tech and mental health – these newest generation of inventors are creating to solve our health issues and the ecosystem. The founders are the recent cohorts joining the Central Research Laboratory (CRL), the UK’s first purpose-built hardware accelerator for product designers inventing ‘for societal good’. Selected from over 85 […]

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Sierra Leone going plastic-free with entrepreneurship

Plastic waste usage continues to be on the rise in several parts of sub-Saharan Africa, with Sierra Leone being among them. So, how are they using entrepreneurship to work towards ending the use of plastic? I recently spent a month in the capital city Freetown, where I noticed when walking to the famous Sani Abacha […]

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Why being a ‘women of colour entrepreneur’ is a challenging business

Women of colour are hustling like never before to launch their own companies. In fact, figures show they are starting new businesses faster than any other demographic. A 2019 survey conducted in the US revealed that women of colour account for 89% (1,625) of the new businesses opened every day. The challenges they face, however, […]

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The women on a mission to redefine nude with their ‘skin-toned plasters’ – Skin Bandages

They are more than just ‘skin-toned plasters’ – Joanne Morales and Vivian Murad realised this when they decided to join forces a year ago and create ‘skin-toned plasters’ for people of colour, as demanded by their diverse customers. Both the owners of their own individual ventures, Morales is the founder of Nünude, a UK-based lingerie […]

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Manufacturing in the UK vs China: The trials of getting a new product to market as a young startup

Although UK inventors may have been behind products such as the Dyson airblade hand dryer, the Brompton bicycle and the wind-up radio, the country’s manufacturing sector has declined significantly in recent years – However, it is still currently contributing 11% of GVA. Joanna Montgomery, whilst studying for a Master’s degree in digital media and interaction […]

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The founder of this bioplastic cast for broken limbs – Cadget – wants to save money for doctors and reform patient experience

Cheaper and much lighter than both the 3D printed and current Orthopaedic casts which are made from plaster or fibreglass – Cadgets’ bioplastic material cuts down on operation time as it requires no extra casting equipment. This next-gen waterproof cast can easily be stretched like a sheet and individually moulded to each patient, which then hardens […]

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Launch of the BYP Network App – a tech startup tackling diversity problems facing companies struggling to employ black talent

The essence of community was the topic of discussion at the recent launch party of the BYP Network app – a technology startup connecting corporate companies with Black professionals looking for job roles and a career support system. Dubbed as the ‘LinkedIn for black professionals‘, the app launch event was held earlier this year at Cargo, […]

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The 5 Networking events ‘led by young people’ to jumpstart your Media and Creative career

These networking events – created by young people – should be on your new-year-new-me list if you are looking to kickstart your career within the media and creative sector. With research figures showing the UK’s creative sector contributing more than £100 billion per year to the economy and employing around 2 million people, there is […]