When Monzo needed to launch their new business accounts, they asked Studio Output to help develop the visual identity. Over a series of design sprints, the partnership delivered an identity system with the simplicity and magic people love about Monzo, and the trust and reassurance businesses need from a bank.
UK startup OpenSpace, whose digital twin platform measures real-time passenger movement, have discovered a new use for their technology in the fight against coronavirus. The pioneering system currently deployed at St Pancras station in London, can monitor social distancing through detecting and visualising the distance between passengers in real-time. It can also compare historical weekly and daily information for trend analysis.
Pluralsight, the enterprise technology skills platform, has announced that in an effort to encourage technology learners around the world to stay safe and stay home, the company is offering full access to its entire platform of technology skill development courses for free throughout the month of April. Technology learners that currently do not have a paid Pluralsight subscription can now access more than 7,000 courses taught by the world’s leading experts in their respective fields free of charge.
Half of women have experienced discrimination while working at a tech firm, new research from Studio Graphene has revealed. The London-based digital agency commissioned a survey of 500 full-time workers in the UK tech industry. It found that 49% of women have experienced some form of discrimination in the workplace, while 20% have resigned from a role in the past because of discrimination or harassment.
Treedy’s, the technology market-leader in ensuring the right clothing size for customers via instantaneous, fully-clothed and precise scanning technology, today announced it is making available its first generation software as open-source in order to facilitate access to its cutting edge quality 3D scans by research institutions, universities and other non-profit organisations.
A practical support package to help businesses through the coronavirus emergency has been put together by Teesside University. Along with other agencies, the University is working with the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority to ensure a coordinated approach, helping the region’s businesses to stay resilient and to be ready to grow when the crisis is over.
Planet saving startups and entrepreneurs now have just one week to apply to this year’s Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge, one of the world’s largest competitions in sustainable entrepreneurship. Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge rewards British, Dutch, German, Norwegian and Swedish startups that successfully combine sustainability, entrepreneurship and creativity to help tackle some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. This year’s competition closes at midday (GMT) on 1st April.
The Tech to Connect Challenge was launched in the summer of 2019, in order to develop early-stage ideas for technology that enable more or better interactions between people. The challenge looked for the most innovative ideas, helping them turn these ideas into prototypes that have the potential for real change.
With the outbreak of COVID-19 there is increased concern around next steps for businesses, particularly regarding the impact this could be having on supply chains and contractual obligations that need to be met. As the situation evolves and disruptions are becoming commonplace, there is every chance that you may need to find alternative means of carrying out your contractual obligations.
The celebrations continue for International Women’s Day this weekend with the ‘Women owned: Women's worth event, which is designed to empower communities all across the world. Hosted by Charisma events, this event is designed to encourage everyone to come together in honour of International Women’s day – females, males and non-binary – everyone is welcome to discuss key issues around business leadership and financial tips to help bring success.
The Australian Business Visa Company, has been founded specifically to help UK companies considering their options for international expansion to Australia. With a trend of nearly two in five businesses looking to leave the UK, and Australia receiving over 30,000 personal visa applications each day worldwide and expecting a 50% increase in the foreseeable future ABV co. is well placed to assist UK businesses looking at new options.
As coronavirus continues to spread, more people are being encouraged to work from home in the coming weeks and months. If this isn’t something you’re used to doing, the prospect probably invokes one of two feelings. Either you’ll be looking forward to a break from commuting and queuing for the kettle, or you’ll be horrified at the thought of enduring your own company all day, every day.
An accompanying survey of 2,100 people also uncovered that over half of Britons would prefer to work for a startup than a large corporation, regardless of the risk. The research was undertaken by the team behind global affiliate network, in the wake of the launch of its Access programme, that allows startups and entrepreneurs to access the affiliate channel.
The Institute of Coding (IoC), a government-supported initiative designed to respond to the UK’s digital skills gap, recently hosted its second annual conference at the IET Savoy Place in London. At this two-day event, new research from the IoC and Deloitte was shared that provides powerful insights into the factors that motivate women to study and work in the digital sector.
It’s openly recognised that environmental destruction is going to be devastating for 100s of millions of people globally and it's already showing its effects. Awareness of the moral implications of sustainability issues for current and future generations has increased dramatically, owing to the types of campaigning that’s occurred. However the commercial opportunity of this has yet to be realised by business
China’s rapidly growing economy has gathered much interest about the practices and philosophies that support Chinese business. This intrigue is mainly derived from the West. The nature of globalisation for Chinese multinational companies (MNCs) has also significantly affected European economies and societies. In light of this, this piece intends to explore the Chinese concept of guanxi and how this can aid better business relations.
CerbAir offers complete Anti-Drone solutions to secure sensitive sites and events against malicious drone use. With a number of detection and counter-measure systems already installed around the World, the French leader in Anti-Drone systems announced the conclusion of a 5.5 million € round of financing.
Disruptive, next-gen online booking tool partners with global TMC to unleash the benefits of best-in-class travel management for the SME market. taptrip, part of the Barclays Techstars Accelerator is currently the most disruptive name in online booking, has entered into a new partnership with the leading corporate travel and events business and pioneers of technology, the ATPI Group, which will roll out in the UK from March 2020, with Benelux, France, India and Asia set to follow later in the year.
For its forth edition, President and COO of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell is set to land at Dublin Tech Summit (DTS) this year. The Summit which is taking place in the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 from the 22nd-23rd April 2020 will bring over 10,000 attendees from over 70 countries and 200 high profile speakers to Dublin.
Taking place on the 11th and 12th March at the Smart IoT show, part of the London Tech Show and co-located with a number of other events, is the Digital Catapult's Future Networks Lab Challenge, which is an opportunity for IoT startups will respond and pitch directly to industry challenges set by leading partners Siemens and Arrow Electronics.
The Paybase team recently launched the Founders’ Workshop - a community of early-stage and established business founders in the platform economy. The latest event focused on the pressing issue of disintermediation and user retention: when users connect on a platform but transact independently outside it.
Google for Startups has completed a number of cohorts now based around different areas in the startup world, some of the most recent ones including African and Women, but now the organisation has issued a call to startup founders from across the UK. Its new UK Immersion Cohort brings a 12 week programme designed to bring the best of Google and the London startup ecosystem to tech companies from all over the United Kingdom.
Described as the world’s most important mobility event, MOVE is just around the corner and promises even more disruptive technologies and innovation to drive much-needed change. Taking place at ExCeL on the 11-12th February, MOVE focuses on models, technology and sustainability, and also has a section dedicated to startups.
Security Matters, an Australian-listed Israeli tech solutions company with clients in the electronics, minerals, plastics, security, and agriculture industries, has a solution used in security and defence that can help reduce the volume of garments and textiles that are incinerated or landfilled every year.