Our ventures are tackling some of the toughest societal, environmental and economic challenges - and they're already making their impact felt, particularly during the time of the COVID-19 crisis.
Nye Health (cohort 2) have responded rapidly to the COVID healthcare crisis by rolling out an NHS-compliant and globally scalable way for GPs, nurses and doctors to hold their appointments remotely, with their 'NyePhone' software that works on any device. Currently covering 10 million patients across the UK.
Scoodle (cohort 1) has provided over 500,000 answers to studies-related questions, to over 100,000 students, and during the COVID crisis they have made their online tuition Q&A service entirely free for families in the UK and are supporting more teachers, tutors and pupils to connect directly online.
OXWASH (L.E.V8 cohort 2) have saved over 2800 cubic tonnes of CO2 through their cleantech bike-laundry, and are now partnering with Deliveroo to address the issue of single-use plastic in the food delivery industry. During the COVID crisis, OXWASH are setting up a new 'paying it forward' campaign, fundraising to provide 5,000 free laundry washes for elderly and vulnerable people in Oxford. They also intend to expand to help NHS workers and GP practices launder the extra PPE protection they require.
Myo (L.E.V8 cohort 3) are connecting care home residents directly with their families by offering their mobile app, free of charge, to support care providers, families and residents and to ensure crucial one-on-one human connections can remain intact during the COVID crisis.
Boresha (cohort 1) have connected farmers and producers in East Africa to the modern economy, and reduced their need to go to loan-sharks when they have an emergency, saving them up to 300% APR on interest fees.
EcoSync (cohort 1) recently achieved a 66% saving in energy consumption for one of their clients.
Globally, picture books from Lantana Publishing (L.E.V8 cohort 2) have allowed over 500,000 children of diverse backgrounds and heritage to see themselves represented in the books that they read.
Empower Energy (L.E.V8 cohort 2) have distributed solar lamps that have impacted the lives of 2100 individuals in rural India. The lamps enable schoolchildren to study for an extra 30 minutes each night and have helped double the income of women entrepreneurs in these communities. They’ve also reduced the use of polluting kerosene lamps by 70%.
The INFOGRID (cohort 2) trials within the healthcare system have improved safe and efficient patient care, and made savings for one NHS Trust that equate to more than £144k in a year. Their technology is solving problems for a wide range of industry problems, including smart cleaning, pipe monitoring (legionella due diligence), desk occupancy and cold storage.
WOW YOU! (cohort 2) has enabled the planting of over 10,000 mangrove trees in Madagascar by participating in the Green Friday 2019 initiative.