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We’re pleased to announce that University of Southampton Science Park tenant, BluPoint, will be hosting a social enterprise workshop at Nucleus 2015 as part of the event’s Innovation Hub.

During the workshop, Dr. Mike Santer, Founder of BluPoint, will demonstrate how he focuses on providing services to the developing world. The company has a stated aim to ‘improve the lives of 20 million people in 20,000 communities by 2020’ and its innovative approach has garnered expressions of interest from national governments as well as schools, iNGO’s, health clinics, mining, pharmaceutical and banking companies. He will talk about his recent business pitch to the Duke of York at ‘Pitch at the Palace’, and his travels to Cape Town and Johannesburg which are helping to fuel his company’s growth.

BluPoint is a growing business, having recently been awarded £500,000 by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK. Mike Santer is a serial technology business starter and now focuses his energies on encouraging those technologies that support and develop social transformation through sustainable business models. He is also named as a Technology Advisor for the Technology Partner Network, part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr. Mike Santer commented: “BluPoint is excited to be involved with Nucleus 2015, and to be promoting social enterprise in technology. We want to encourage small businesses to make a positive social impact with what they do.”

BluPoint is a solar powered pop-up intranet with an updatable content server which can be used to support Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth and FM radio, providing all mobile phones with meaningful content from the network of servers. The aim is simply to provide content to users, be it healthcare advice, educational materials, or music, sports and other leisure-focused content. Mike Santer will be demonstrating this technology during BluPoint’s workshop.

To book onto BluPoint’s workshop:

For more information about BluPoint please take a look at the company’s website:

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