Here’s what you missed: w/c 20th October 2020

27th October 2020

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Latest news

“We need to add life to years along with years to life” 

A new institute for healthier living and ageing launches in Norwich, backed by the UEA, in collaboration with key Norwich Research Park tenants.

From physical activity and nutrition to stopping smoking, sleep and socialisation, a new research centre has been set up by the University of East Anglia to investigate how we can live longer, healthier, and more satisfying lives.

The Norwich Institute of Healthy Ageing (NIHA) will see researchers collaborate on reducing the risk of a range of health issues from diabetes and dementia to heart disease and frailty.

Read more here

An AI for growth

Four Cambridge scale-ups have been selected for supercharging by Tech Nation’s applied AI Growth programme

Conundrum, RoboK, SATAVIA and Techspert are among 32 deep tech companies nationwide chosen by the growth platform following a judging process.

Part of the government’s AI Sector Deal announced in 2019 to promote the positive economic and social potential from artificial intelligence, the Applied AI Growth programme is also backed by venture capitalists. It will offer peer-to-peer learning and mentoring.

RoboK featured in our Disruptors series earlier this year – to find out about how they aim to use AI to improve car safety click here

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Being based outside Greater London improves success for entrepreneurs

According to a new report by the British Business Bank, only 71% of entrepreneurs in the capital made a profit last year – this figure was above 80% in all other UK regions. 

The new report “Alone, together: Entrepreneurship and Diversity in the UK” shows in detail the challenges facing the UK’s entrepreneurs. Looking at ethnicity, gender, place and money, a sobering picture emerges that calls for commitment and action. The research will feed into the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities established by the Prime Minister.

Regional insights:

  • The success rate for starting a business is higher in Wales and the East of England
  • Women are under-represented in the entrepreneur population of every region in the UK, including the East of England

Read the full report

Cambridge based Flusso launches ‘world’s smallest flow sensor’

Flusso – a semiconductor company spun-out of The University of Cambridge in 2016 – has launched the world’s smallest flow sensor as part of a complete flow sensing solution for use in high-volume consumer and industrial markets. 

With a footprint of just 3.5 x 3.5 mm, it is said to be small enough to fit into any product and can be positioned where measurements matter. It is being launched with a complete package of design and application engineering support to make it easy for product manufacturers to incorporate flow measurement into virtually any product or system for the first time.

Read more here via Electronics Weekly

Events Highlights

The show will go on at REAP 2020

Virtual event:  Tuesday 10th November


This year’s REAP conference is taking a farmer-centric view of the emerging approaches and technologies to support improved decision-making at every level, informing actionable insights and improved planning across the supply chain.


Sign up here

Is your business ready for the EU exit?

Virtual webinars: Various dates Nov – March 2021

UK / EU negotiations are down to the wire and there are huge levels of uncertainty surrounding the potential outcome so take advantage of a series of 11 free webinars by the New Anglia Growth Hub to stay up to date with the latest developments.

Free to attend

Job of the week

Move your career up a gear:

Lead Software Developer in Test

Work for one of the most exciting companies in Europe by joining Five.AIFive.AI is a European leader in developing software for self-driving cars and have seen exponential growth in the past year.

They are looking for a developer to lead the development and implementation of Five’s system test strategy, test campaigns and CI/CD practices. The role starts with understanding the product & deployment roadmap and preparing integration and system test plans (manual and automated).

Closing date 26.Oct

Find out more and apply here

Check out our jobs page

If the job of the week isn’t your thing, then check out our jobs page. Updated weekly with new roles from across tech sectors, its a great way to find handpicked, high-value career opportunities.

New additions this week include:

– Clinical Development Engineer at CMR Surgical
– Marketing & Comms Manager at Marshall Aerospace
– Senior Beverage Technologist at Treatt

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