Pfizer has opened a Healthcare Hub in London as the pharmaceutical giant looks to help growing British healthtech companies achieve scale with access to the likes of the NHS.
Despite its omnipotence, Jaguar Land Rover recognised the power of SMEs and launched internal startup hub InMotion. Real Business sat down with the man that convinced the corporate firm to let him behind the wheel of the new entrepreneurial vehicle.
Laura McLeod, senior digital marketing manager at 99designs, compares the two cities that claim to be Europe’s number one hub for digital startups – London and Berlin – to find out which really is the best place for a tech startup to flourish.
Recognising the creativity of growing British businesses, BMW has launched an Innovation Lab to join forces with startups in a mutually beneficial campaign that will deliver mentoring and investment access in exchange for ideas to accelerate its business.
British retailer John Lewis has revealed the five tech startups to be taken under its wing as part of its 12-week JLAB accelerator programme, with services of interest to the company including machine learning, the smart home, coding and more.
The rise of business accelerators across the UK shows no signs of slowing, with IT services firm Ricoh the latest business to provide a growth and mentoring programme for startups in Northampton.
Digital marketing firm Tradedoubler, a company boasting clients including Tesco, Groupon and Microsoft, has launched TD Ventures – a business accelerator with €5m of investment available to companies across the UK, France and Germany.
Healthy ice cream brand Wheyhey, which has model David Gandy among investors, is on course to fight for a venture capital round of up to $5m having secured a place in the California-based Thrive accelerator for foodtech startups.
John Lewis’ JLAB business accelerator for 2016 has opened for entries, providing innovative retail startups with the chance to claim a share of a £200,000 pot and a 12-week mentoring programme.
Barclays has inked a deal with the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) to create Angel Hubs, a series of incubators that will provide companies in scale-up mode with access to funding and mentoring opportunities.
What are human factors? If you don’t know, you’re not alone – they’re the cause of 80 per cent of incidents in the workplace. Real Business spoke with Neil Clark, founder of Integrated Human Factors (IHF), about how he applied his experience in the Royal Air Force and engineering to clients like the NHS.
Stephen Morgan, co-founder of digital transformation business Squiz, explains why Amazon Launchpad makes the ecommerce giant as much of an innovator as the startups it’s supporting through the platform.