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Highlights from The Europas, Manchester innovation centre launches & more in your Week in Tech

Welcome to your Week in Tech – our video round up of this week’s top technology news.


Beamery has raised $2m in seed funding to build recruiting software that lets companies connect with jobseekers and nurture relationships before they start.

Scottish startup Spoonfed, a SaaS provider, has raised £585,000 in funding from a group of investors including angel investment syndicate Equity Gap. They identified the need for a system to drive efficiency in the food delivery market. Spoonfed is currently active in the UK, US, Canada and Australia.

The Europas

Over 800 top tech entrepreneurs came together to celebrate European tech success at the Europas conference and awards ceremony this week. Some 27 of Europe’s best startups and founders were honoured by their peers.

Winners included Entrepreneur First for best accelerator, Technology Will Save Us for best hardware startup and Deliveroo for fastest rising startup.

Mi-IDEA innovation centre in Manchester

Cisco and Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP) have announced the launch of Mi-IDEA, an innovation centre. The centre, which will also act as a second site in the UK for Cisco CREATE, will seek to support the growth of key innovation clusters and early-stage startups in the North of England. The focus of the partnership will be on smart cities, Internet of Things, digital healthcare and the digital creative sector.

Download of the Week

Our Download of the Week is Invstr. The app is constantly updated with live market predictions and stories shared by you and other members of the community. The Invstr feed includes real-time price predictions, status updates and relevant social activity from your contacts.

And finally …

And finally, if you’re the queen, 90 years of being on show means a lot of outfits. For her birthday she let the internet decide by wearing a green-screen number.