New transport accelerator opens
Startups with innovative solutions to big transport challenges like congestion, overcrowding, emissions and road safety are being encouraged to apply for a new accelerator programme focusing on ‘intelligent mobility’ and enter a market set to be worth £900bn by 2025. (more…)
£20m anti-poverty accelerator opens
Telefónica-owned Wayra UK opens its latest tech accelerator programme this week, supported by a new multi-agency fund worth up to £20m with a focus on helping eliminate the ‘poverty premium’ by 2027. Wayra’s Open Future_ North facility is based in Oldham. (more…)
£15m fund to fight poverty premium
A new £15m venture fund for businesses working to eliminate the poverty premium is set to be unveiled next month, as a new accelerator programme opens in the English north to support tech startups working to reduce poverty at home and abroad. Julian Blake reports.
GCHQ cyber startups graduate
Seven startups on a mission to improve online security and counter cyber threats graduated from the first-ever GCHQ cyber accelerator, powered by Telefónica-owned Wayra UK, last week. (more…)
Cyber startups join GCHQ accelerator
Seven startups focusing on online security threats are to join GCHQ’s new Cyber Accelerator in Cheltenham. The accelerator, part of a new government-funded cyber innovation centre, is being delivered by Wayra UK in partnership with the government’s spy centre in an attempt to keep the UK secure online.