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Recycled tyre invention secures funding

Scour-PreventionLowestoft-based Scour Prevention Systems, which offers a field proven, patented and innovative solution for the prevention of scour around offshore structures and cable has secured £40,000 funding from the SCORE programme to take their project to the next level.

Cambridge’s ‘jukebox in the cloud’ a smash hit

Psonar-headphonesCambridge’s ‘jukebox in the cloud’ technology pioneer, Psonar, has exceeded its £300k target on crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom and is preparing for a global rollout.

Suffolk firm receives funding to revolutionise offshore recruitment

Richard-SalmonIpswich-based IV Offshore is the latest East Anglian SME to receive funding from the Supply Chain innovation for Offshore Renewable Energy (SCORE) programme.

Crowded house as Bactest rakes in the cash

Bactest start stockpiling additional funds through the crowdBug busting technology from Cambridge UK startup Bactest has so captured the imagination of investors that initial fundraising targets have been handsomely surpassed and prompted the company to start stockpiling additional funds through the crowd.

Dirty Rigger secures funding for bespoke gloves

Dirty-Rigger-glovesThe Le Mark Group, based in Houghton, Cambridgeshire, has been awarded over £8,000 from the SCORE programme to help launch the latest range of its Dirty Rigger heavy duty gloves – designed specifically to meet the demanding needs of workers in the offshore energy industry.

ChemTech company’s £4m funding for Japan and India push

Zickie-LimCambridge UK law firm Mills & Reeve has advised chemical technology company Molecular Products Group Limited on a £4 million investment from the Business Growth Fund (BGF).

Norfolk crab and lobster supplier earns HSBC finance package

Kevin-JonasJonas Seafood, Norfolk’s premium crab and lobster supplier, is capitalising on the UK’s economic recovery by investing for rapid growth this year, boosting both production capacity and employee numbers.

Sphere raises £1.4m for revolutionary MedTech

Sphere Fluidics CEO Dr Frank CraigSphere Fluidics in Cambridge UK has secured £1.4 million in a first close of a new investment round to fund a new single cell analysis instrument called Cyto-Mine™.

Digital music mag publisher wins notes worth £175k from UKTI

Electronic-SoundA Norwich company that produces an online magazine for electronic music fans worldwide has secured £175,000 funding thanks to an initiative from UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) that introduces digital media companies to potential investors.

Anti-terrorist innovator raises £700k via SyndicateRoom

Suicide-VestA UK company that makes bomb and weapon scanners said to be the first in the world able to detect even 3D printed guns and weapons has raised £700k on the Cambridge crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom.

Servest Group raises £90m

Birketts-RuizEast Anglian law firm Birketts has advised Servest Group Limited and its owners on a £90 million capital funding.

High flying e-Go aeroplanes soars close to £1m

e-Go aeroplanes raises close to £1 millionCambridge aviation technology pioneer e-Go aeroplanes is on cloud nine after raising almost £1 million – far higher than the original target set by the UK’s first ever manufacturer of lightweight carbon fibre aeroplanes.

Ion men raise millions for global growth

Duncan-JohnsIon Science Limited, which manufactures gas detection, leak detection and corrosion monitoring equipment, is targeting further international growth after securing a £2 million funding package from HSBC.

Shell Springboard cash for PDX cooking technology

Steam-infusion-Larco-FoodsOlympus Automation in Peterborough UK has been awarded a £30,000 prize in a Shell Springboard competition to boost commercialisation of a revolutionary cooking technology acquired in the takeover of Cambridge-based PDX.

Crowded house as music-gaming venture raises £285k

Cliff-DennettUK technology that fuses the worlds of music and gaming has raised £285k on the Cambridge crowdfunding site SyndicateRoom.

Further US funding for Intelligent Fingerprinting

Dr Jerry Walker, CEO of Intelligent FingerprintingIntelligent Fingerprinting, a Norwich company developing the world’s first handheld fingerprint-based drug screening device, has secured £750,000 in funding from a consortium of private US-based investors.