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Award winning Liverpool business wins funding for world’s first mental health app for sexual violence trauma
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Award winning Liverpool business wins funding for world’s first mental health app for sexual violence trauma

Award winning Liverpool tech business KRTS International has received £10,000 funding from LCR Activate to develop what is believed to be a world first mental health support app for survivors of sexual violence trauma, Moving Forward After Sexual Violence. Founded by chartered psychologist Cath Kerr and trauma therapist, Dr Liz Royle, KRTS International offers innovative...

Tectores Crowned Latest Merseyside Innovation Awards’ Monthly Winner
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Tectores Crowned Latest Merseyside Innovation Awards’ Monthly Winner

Wirral-based Tectores have become the second monthly winners of the 2019 Merseyside Innovation Awards (MIA). Their innovative PelliTec blister prevention pad, which sticks to footwear not the skin, looks to solve a perennial problem; they have turned their focus to preventing blisters rather than treating them. The MIA’s aim to help companies transform their ideas...

Merseyside Innovation Awards Announce Runcorn-Based Polymorph as First Monthly Winner of 2019
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Merseyside Innovation Awards Announce Runcorn-Based Polymorph as First Monthly Winner of 2019

Runcorn-based IT services company, Polymorph, has been announced as Merseyside Innovation Awards (MIA) first monthly winner of 2019, for its global software product Mercury. Since 1996, the awards have recognised and rewarded innovative companies and individuals in Merseyside who use creativity to fuel growth and profitability. MIA’s aim is to help companies turn great ideas...

Activate helps Draw & Code go global with SwapBots innovation
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Activate helps Draw & Code go global with SwapBots innovation

Liverpool immersive tech studio Draw & Code is breaking into US and European retail markets with an enhanced version of its augmented reality (AR) smart toy SwapBots, following support from the Activate programme. SwapBots is an interactive AR app that enables children to digitally customise physical toys and bring them to life through a smartphone or tablet. The...

1 in 4 Liverpool City Region businesses supported by Activate develop new successful products
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1 in 4 Liverpool City Region businesses supported by Activate develop new successful products

One in four businesses supported by Activate, the Liverpool City Region’s leading support programme for the digital and creative sectors, have successfully pioneered a new innovative product or service as a result of their involvement with the programme.   Activate, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), helps SMEs grow by exploring...

Leading tech entrepreneur to speak at City Region Digital Summit powered by Activate
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Leading tech entrepreneur to speak at City Region Digital Summit powered by Activate

Leading tech entrepreneur Priya Lakhani is speaking today (Thursday 8th November) to an audience of digital and creative entrepreneurs, academics and policy-makers at Hinterlands in Liverpool’s Baltic Quarter. Priya founded CENTURY a cloud education forum that helps to overcome the challenges in learning and reducing teacher workload. This innovative idea uses big data analytics and...

Activate supports Liverpool startup to develop a smart musical instrument to revolutionise music learning
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Activate supports Liverpool startup to develop a smart musical instrument to revolutionise music learning

Wirral startup Arterfacts has pioneered a smart musical instrument that provides an innovative way to learn, play and compose music, with support from the Activate programme. Using Internet of Things (IoT) technology, the instrument allows users to play keyboard, string, percussion and wind instruments through its attached touch-screen, mouthpiece, and by changing its position. The...

Ed-tech start-up inspires STEAM students with innovative app
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Ed-tech start-up inspires STEAM students with innovative app

Ed-tech start-up, Steam School, is inspiring UK students to pursue a career in STEAM through the development of a new innovative mobile app with support from Activate. STEAM, which stands for science, technology, education, arts and mathematics, is a relatively new term coined to challenge and inspire those working in STEM subjects to be more...

Tech entrepreneur builds student-only app
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Tech entrepreneur builds student-only app

A nineteen-year old serial tech entrepreneur has developed the first of its kind mobile app to boost interaction between university students within halls of residence across the Liverpool City Region, following support from Activate. ‘HallHang’ is an innovative app that uses built in GPS technology to guide users to student hosted events around their halls...