“No time to waste”: how Nana Badu is motivating young Londoners – and providing an alternative to gang culture

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Protected: Plexal and Innovate UK launch the Scaleup Pilot: meet our cohort

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London’s transport network is rich in data, so how can we use it to solve our biggest urban challenges?

Applications are open now for London RoadLab: a 10-week programme aimed at developing tech-led solutions to minimise the impact of roadworks. Here, Tony Markovski, chief innovation officer at Plexal, says…

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Electric scooter unicorn Bird launches trial in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Bird, the electric scooter rental unicorn and Plexal member, has officially arrived in Britain. The startup today launches a new trial in east London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which will…

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TfL and Plexal have launched the London RoadLab programme

Global cities face many of the same challenges, from air pollution and population growth to increasing levels of inactivity and a city that is accessible to all. Rather than tackling each in a silo,…

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Social mobility matters: Plexal’s partnered with the just-launched Social Inclusion Unit

Whether it’s our universities, boardrooms or the halls of Westminster, we all know we can do better when it comes to diversity and social inclusion. So there’s no better time…

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Plexal is a finalist in the Startup Awards

Our community is everything to us, so we’re thrilled to be on the shortlist for startup.co.uk’s Start-Up Community Catalyst of the Year award, which recognises the workspaces, incubators and accelerators…

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Plexal has a new managing director: meet Andrew Roughan

We’re delighted to reveal that Plexal has appointed Andrew Roughan, former COO of Here East, to be our new managing director. Here from the start: launching Here East An experienced…

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LORCA cohort two applications are open now

 LORCA is looking for members to join its second programme, and this time it’s focusing on people and securing supply chains As our supply chains have become complex, digitalised and…

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Respectfully disruptive: how Oliver Adkins introduced innovation to a graduation gown market that was previously all sewn up

Trying to graduate from university can sometimes feel as painful as flying on a certain budget airline. Oh, you want a ticket for your family? That’ll be £15 a pop.…

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“I care about the future because it’s where I’m going to live”: meet Siobhan McVeigh, Plexal’s sci-fi writer in residence

Sci-fi writer Siobhan has had her work performed at Toynbee Studios, a theatre in Spitalfields, and published by Elsewhen Press in its anthology Existence is Elsewhen. She joined Plexal earlier…

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Plexal member bidstack acquired for £6.8m by Kin Group

Having started life as a crowdfunded startup, bidstack has announced that it’s been acquired by Kin Group for £6.8m. The Plexal member has a native, multi-platform in-game advertising solution that…

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“No time to waste”: how Nana Badu is motivating young Londoners – and providing an alternative to gang culture

Growing up in east London, Nana Badu didn’t come from a wealthy home and didn’t go to the best school by any means, but what he did have was football.…

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