We had some fantastic events in the last two weeks of November: the P4SY Showcase & MedTech conference on Weds 23rd; the South Yorkshire Tech Summit on Thurs 24th; and the South Yorkshire Investment Lounge on Weds 30th. Look out for write-ups about these events soon. At the Tech Summit, the SYMCA Tech Welcome grants […]
Philippa and Tamara at the Tech Summit.
Participation of P4SY and Gold Standard Phantoms in SY Tech Summit and film content – great opportunity and platform for building the ecosystem.
New project announcement – AWRC Innovation Futures As part of our work in the community, we are pleased to announce a new project that will help young people residing in South Yorkshire to explore career opportunities within health and wellbeing, with a particular emphasis placed on the innovation ecosystem. As part of this pilot, we […]
The programme supports start-ups and SMEs to adopt, integrate and develop IoT through 1:1 mentoring and access to the MakerLab at Barnsley DMC for prototyping and proof of concept support.
As usual Chris and Morgan have been highly active in the local eco-system and a recent stocktake showed we are working actively with 50 tech businesses in Sheffield. Contacts:Morgan Killick – Morgan@levelupsolutions.co.ukChris Wheater – firstname.lastname@example.org
Programme Updates We ran our second Get Funding Fit programme, this time it was designed as an intensive 2-day bootcamp. We held it in September and it was well attended (and well received by participants). 14 companies took part. Unrest have started their first accelerator programme in the region with a cohort of 7. IndieLab […]
We are at the half-point of Transform SY – Cohort 2 and just delivered our in-person event ‘Acceler8’. Now we are looking forward to the Close-Out Event which will be on November 18th where our entrepreneurs will showcase the progress they’ve made on the programme. Invitations will be out once we’ve concluded the agenda We […]
Within our caseload, there have been 4 investment deals closed so far this financial year, totalling just under £0.5m. Two larger £1m+ deals are in discussions right now with one of those in particular expected to close imminently. Two pre-seed deals that looked very strong fell through at the last minute with investors choosing to […]
We have been announced as finalists in the Investor category at the EducationInvestor Awards 2022. We have invested in GrandNanny, the UK’s first intergenerational childcare service. Parents get a local, reliable, ‘seen-it-all-before’ GrandNanny who wants to stick with their family for the long-term. In return, over 50s with childcare experience find paid work that’s local, […]
We delivered an online Stakeholder briefing session on 20th July to meet partners in the region, explain our plans for the programme and discuss both immediate and long-lasting legacy gains for game developers and studios. We had 10 guests in attendance. Applications opened for a Games Developer Accelerator and Games Tech Accelerator on 9th August […]
Recruitment & Onboarding: Rolling recruitment to the programme – capacity for 6 more companies to join the programme for support until June 2023. Details regarding eligibility. Support for companies in phase 1 will be concluded at P4SY Showcase & MedTech Conference in November. 5 companies onboarded for phase 2. P4SY Showcase & MedTech Conference: Opportunity […]
Completion of second accelerator programme Our second cohort of companies have been through our curated programme which closed with a showcase on 6th September. The event was well attended and included pitching from the cohort and a number of panel sessions with guest speakers. R&D projects with the cohort are ongoing and we are looking […]
We have established a new cell therapy regulatory consultancy business. ‘RCTC’ was founded by Dr Zoe Hewitt, an expert in stem cell technologies. The company is available to support businesses who are in pre-clinical work for regenerative cell therapies. Northern Gritstone has made its first three investments, of which the first 2 landed in Sheffield. […]
Sheffield Tech Parks will start the Project22, a 12-week Pre-Accelerator program (Oct-Dec 2022) from October 10th. It is designed to help early-stage Tech/ Digital start-ups develop and validate their business idea. Great News/Stories – Cooper Business Ferrio received investment from a local angel investor Mandashi and expanded into its first office at our STP building; […]