Focus on problem, say founders
Making it big in the tech world is difficult – but making it big with tech for good brings extra challenges. But a focus on addressing the problem at hand will help on the road to success, two London tech for good entrepreneurs advised last week. Leah Kuntz reports.
Khan boosts cleaner, smarter London
Innovation for public good was top of the agenda at the launch of London Tech Week today, as mayor of London Sadiq Khan unveiled initiatives for clean tech, smart cities and disabilities. It’s an emphasis on impact that many working for purpose over profit will welcome. (more…)
Agri-tech incubator for urban farmers
Green Lab, a pioneering new workspace for eco entrepreneurs, has opened in south London, offering new facilities to add to the increasing number of spaces dedicated to adding tech innovation to urban farming and agricultural projects. This month it opens its doors to showcase what’s on offer. (more…)
Ten emerge from London Midland Labs
Ten startups, each working to improve the UK train traveller experience through digital innovation, this week emerge from the inaugural London Midland Labs accelerator in Birmingham, following three months of work to create ‘simply better journeys’ for passengers. Julian Blake reports. (more…)
Smart firms making good energy great
Making energy sustainable is one of the great challenges of our times. Where other countries once led on innovation, the UK is finally catching up, with eye-catching and impactful new initiatives from startups and others. Andrew Huddart highlights some differing responses.