ST AUSTELL, CORNWALL (30 March 2021) – Innovolo Ltd was honoured with nomination of the South West Business Awards for SME of The Year Award, Business of The Year Award, and New Start-Up of The Year Award.
The awards scheme, organised by Great British Expos, recognises the region’s most ambitious, inspirational, and exciting businesses, charities, and individuals.
It is a massive achievement for everyone who has been shortlisted and they have said it’s been incredibly difficult for judges to shortlist due to the high standard of entries!
The entries are considered by a prestigious panel of judges removing the ‘friends … Read More »
Robots at KTH Royal Institute of Technology Use Eye Contact to Draw Out Reluctant Participants in Groups
Mass rollout of ‘Sophia’ humanoid robots planned by Hanson Robotics in the first half of 2021 to tackle the pandemic
Now more than ever, the pandemic has created the need to incorporate new technologies that will help reduce the workload of health professionals. Likewise, the prevention of the risk of contagion, reducing physical contact between people.
The humanoid robot, Sophia, created by the Hong Kong-based robotics and engineering company Hanson Robotics, could help healthcare personnel fight the coronavirus, taking over the care of sick people.
Hanson Robotics said that four models of humanoid robots, including Sophia, will start rolling out of factories around the first half of this year to collaborate with healthcare professionals, preventing the spread … Read More »
The technique will use a photoreactor to simultaneously destroy pathogens as well as break down waste. The research is being led by Swansea University, which had previously developed a photoreactor that can convert waste plastic to hydrogen fuel. The same photoreactor will be used in the new project, although new photocatalysts will be developed. The collaboration also includes epidemiologists at India’s King Institute of Preventive … Read More »
Innovolo Ltd was named winner of MedTech Awards in the Best Product Design & Development Consultancy – UK category, beating out competitors from across the country to take home top honours.
Potential award recipients were required to nominated by clients in order to be in contention for the Best Product Design & Development Consultancy – UK, and were judged based on The 2020 MedTech Awards are based solely on … Read More »
Weaving product thinking into The Washington Post’s newsroom
A successful newsroom product team needs diverse competencies which include knowledge of journalism, software engineering, advertising, and marketing. This is the … Read More »
Did Jules Verne ever imagine such things as data centres, 20,000 leagues (or petabytes), beneath the sea? Quite possibly not, yet here we are …
Humans have become very good at polluting vast areas of the planet by dumping waste in the sea, so perhaps it’s about time that something we put in the sea has the potential improve pollution rather than just adding to it?
Mid-September saw the completion of Microsoft’s first-ever experiment with underwater data centres off the Orkney Isles, and the reports have made for intriguing reading. The formal results have yet to be released, but initial … Read More »
Belgian scientists have found a CO2-free way to produce ammonia with plasma technology. This will enable farmers to produce environmentally friendly fertilizer themselves.
At one point back in the eighties of the last century, ammonia was the main villain in the environment. It was partly to blame for acid rain. Nowadays, scientists see it as a green energy source because you can make it easily and cheaply. Belgian scientists have developed a new method for the CO2-free production of ammonia.
Ammonia is a very important chemical building block. But it is also one of the main contributors to CO2 emissions. … Read More »
The aerospace sector can now call upon a new welding solution that reduces reworks considerably thanks to a Sheffield-based tooling specialist.
Engineers at MetLase took just two months from the major aerospace engine manufacturer’s initial enquiry to design and manufacture a customised Gas Shield for controlling argon delivery within shielded welding, preventing the age-old problem of oxygen or water vapour affecting the quality of the weld.
Using precision laser cutting technology and patented joining methodology, the Rotherham-based company identified an engineering grade metallic foam that dissipates the argon gas in a precision manner, providing an almost perfect inert atmosphere for … Read More »
The UK government is starting to draw up a plan to create a ‘world-leading’ hydrogen market that can help meet its goal to zero out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
As a consequence, the renewables sector is urging the government to support the rapid development of commercial green hydrogen. AeroSpace Cornwall is playing its part by awarding grant funding to companies building the future of energy. One such company, PV3 Technologies, a Cornish company on a mission to advance low carbon technologies across the world, has received vital funding from AeroSpace Cornwall to help support new research and development projects … Read More »
Using chemical biomarkers released by the brain immediately after a head injury occurs, researchers are able to pinpoint when patients need urgent medical attention. This saves time in delivering vital treatment and avoids patients undergoing unnecessary tests where no injury has occurred.
The technique was developed by a multi-disciplinary team of researchers in the group of Advanced Nanomaterials, Structures, and Applications (ANMSA) led by Dr Goldberg Oppenheimer at the University of Birmingham.
Following a proof-of-concept study, the group has now completed Innovate UK’s commercialisation programme, iCURE, to identify commercialisation routes for the technique, identifying potential partners across eight countries.
The … Read More »
The UK’s first sea-going electric ferry has set sail for the first time in Plymouth.
The e-Voyager vessel uses repurposed Nissan Leaf batteries, and an advanced electric motor, which replaces the traditional diesel engine.
The green ferry will undergo rigorous running trials, before carrying passengers on ferry routes from April 2021.
The project was designed and developed by the cruising, ferry, and fishing company Plymouth Boat Trips (PBT), the boatbuilder Voyager Marine in partnership with the University of Plymouth, the University of Exeter, the manufacturer Teignbridge Propellers and the engineering technology company EV Parts.
Scientists from the University of Plymouth … Read More »