Discovering Start-Ups 2011– stimulating and enabling technology innovation

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Participating Companies:

Company/Organisation NameDescriptionCompany Contact
TeachnutTeachnut.com is a video learning platform where subjects are broken down to ‘nuts’ (ie English subject is broken down to ‘how to use apostrophe’ or ‘What is a verb’). Teachers (any one can register) can upload 3 min max videos explaining a particular ‘nut’. The video which explains it the best is voted up to the top. Learners can easily learn a subject with quick 3 minute videos. Good videos also allow teachers to stand out of the crowd. Teachers can opt to do online teaching live teaching sessions, where learners can then subscribe and enter live teaching courses. Teachnut.com gains revenue from advertising and commissions from live online courses. Kenneth Cheung
Our Mobile HealthOur Mobile Health provides a digital doctors bag of trusted tools. We provide healthcare organisations with a curated app store for clinicians, patients and people interested in their health, to easily find health apps, which are technically reliable, peer reviewed and evidence based. We help good app providers to stand out above the estimated 150,000 health apps available. We help healthcare providers to benefit from health apps to deliver services more effectively and efficiently. Most importantly our service offers a choice of high quality relevant apps so that users can benefit from the improvement in their health, which good apps facilitate. Julie Bretland
Nucleobase LtdThe Nucleobase platform is a social and collaborative platform for efficient and ethical data sharing for genomics research. We bring the efficiency of online interactions to transform the processes of genetics researchers worldwide. Our solution include a data brokering platform, based on a patented mechanism for privacy-preserving data access (Taysom & Cleevely) that provides an interface for collaborative data access building upon an innovative business model for incentivising the effort of researchers and organisations collaborate and encourage ethical data sharing. Building this novel model for data collaborations and system interaction will open new possibilities for advancements in research of genetic diseases. Fiona Nielsen
WittosWittos transforms public WiFi hotspots into profit centres. We’re rethinking the way venues engage with customers. Our SMARTER WIFI HOTSPOT integrates advanced mobile analytics with a venue's wireless network. By understanding the online and physical journey of the connected customer we can serve more relevant content and services to enhance the customer's experience. Real-time profiling technology powered by in-memory computing capabilities bringing the best of online directly to the customer's own device when they're in a physical venue. Bottom-line gains. Infinite possibilities. Amy Lai
autocat one LtdAutocat one Ltd. is a startup SME developing a novel technology, which provides clear vision through water vapour such as fog, mist and spray. The technology will interface with cameras and sensors to provide poor weather vision capabilities to remote monitoring stations such as webcams and CCTV. The solution to the problem is a combination of physical and computer software actions. The technology has been demonstrated to work effectively and is subject of an international patent application. Sid Wells
Utime-it LtdMinute based time management and control system enabling device switching with unprecedented facilities employing a special datafile format for control of all forms of electrically switched devices using programming function and subsequent monitoring and control on a PC. The file is processed on microcontroller based units with communication over users' WiFi network enabling 127 attached devices with over 2000 operations per day employing user programmed-in values for parameterised switching or alarm or monitor function using unit sensors. Instantaneous switching between alternative schedules allows multiple device/time arrangements. Control can be by internet connected PC or smart phone. Hugh Crossley
ThisWay GlobalOur disruptive platform and Match-ic™ algorithm connects individuals, businesses, and groups, transforming “job-search” into “job-find”. This long overdue solution provides businesses with the right people and individuals with the right jobs…ThisWay. Angela Hood
NeurNeur is the next generation market research platform. We apply advanced data science techniques to help analyse thousands of companies and relevant news sources all in one place to reduce time spent on research. Our first product, Startup Analytics, analyses fast growing markets spanning the technology, media and telecommunication sectors. The platform allows users to ask natural questions and offers market visualisations, league tables, financial break-downs and social traction. Shuaib Khan
Valia TechnologyValia Technology is an early stage venture created by the team responsible for the ground-breaking automated test platform MiriATE (recently rebranded to OpenTest). Leveraging the experience gained through the development of a world-leading product, the team are building a novel application to aid the management of autonomous cars. Niall Buckingham
Bookeroo LtdBookeroo is an online marketplace for booking activities, experiences and events. Bookeroo can be used to book hen parties, birthday parties, corporate parties and other group events, by giving the customer the ability to search for what they want in one place, compare prices and complete their booking online. We are aiming to harness the power of the internet by making the process of finding activities, particularly for groups, efficient and cost effective. Abena Poku-Awuah
AlgoDynamixHelping our clients to detect market anomalies and quantify financial disruptions. AlgoDynamix detects market anomalies that result in significant price disruptions. Our software identifies these anomalies and provides price changing analytics hours (or days) in advance of the disruption. The underlying risk analytics engine uses multi-source financial data feeds for detection and quantification, and news announcements for event interpretation. Our clients typically receive up to 3 real-time anomaly detection alerts per month, including quantifiable metrics for up to 5 days after the initial notification. Our clients are organisations with high exposure to financial disruptions including fund managers and trading houses. Jeremy Sosabowski
FinanceInternsFinanceInterns' recruitment portal will become a fully integrated matching app, powered by a job-candidate matching algorithm which utilises social media to ensure individuals get notified of their ideal job and companies source the best talent, quicker, cheaper and more effectively. We already own www.the-interns.com domain with plans to extend beyond the finance sector to cross-industry! Katie Ramsey
KO-SUKO-SU is the next generation in mobile learning. We make mobile easy for teachers, trainers and students any where in the world. Not only does KO-SU remove the barriers of prohibitive development costs and inflexibility associated with native mobile apps, it is also driven by three important principles: (1) Mobile First, (2) Global and (3) Human and Relationship Driven. Mobile learning is NOT e-learning on a mobile device! KO-SU is being used and trialed in over 140 different countries already by a breadth of users from individual trainers to schools to corporate. Gerlinde Gniewosz
Lobster IT LimitedLobster is the automated marketplace for user generated content. We make photos from Flickr, Instagram and videos from Instagram available for legal licensing with just a simple hashtag. Olga Egorsheva
CureGeniusMedication non-adherence costs the EU and US healthcare systems more than $460bn p.a. and leads to an estimated 325,000 deaths. This is mainly due to patients not understanding their prescriptions, forgetting doctors’ instructions or not having sufficient understanding of their treatment plan. CureGenius is an application for multiple platforms, designed to address these problems; patients are empowered with accessible, meaningful information and facts regarding their prescribed medical treatment and condition. Prescription data is loaded directly onto patients’ smartphones, allowing them to track, understand and interpret their diagnosis & treatment. Medication non-adherence thus is improved and cost savings can be realised. Benedikt von Thuengen
Ember Club ventures LimitedEmber Club is an online platform connecting young founders, empowering them to achieve success with business mentors, stimulating growth and enhancing collaboration. Ember Club members gain access to a powerful support network utilising shared experience to overcome common business problems and successfully grow together. Tom Charman
FortiTo LtdFortiTo is a university spin-off company that produces a family of innovative modular rapid-prototyping electronic products (BuzzBoards) which enable almost any product concept to be realised as an alpha-version within a few hours. Its initial market is education, training and maker groups but longer term markets will target companies engaged in product innovation and games. Unique aspects of the product include a patented inter-module communication mechanism, inbuilt support for online mixed-reality applications and a rapid productionisng service. Vic Callaghan
iPEST LtdA large part of a pest controllers job is to visit hundreds of rodent control units each day (across different customer locations), to check for activity. Most of the time nothing will have happened. And customers of the service have no way of validating how effective and trustworthy the service they pay for actually is! iPEST changes all that. We are bringing remote monitoring technology combined with an IaaS business model to this very traditional sector. Giving pest controllers the ability to provide a 21st century service to their customers, while being more efficient with their own time and resources. Ben Morley
AlphaFox Systems LtdCrystal Key™ is a patented non-clonable (non-forgeable) and unique physical optical ‘personal identification tag’ for mobile commerce personal ID authentication, enterprise secure login, etc., that the user carries with them on their key-ring. When verifying personal identity, the smartphone or tablet application ‘asks’ the user to hold the Crystal Key up to the phone camera which automatically takes a photograph of it and compares the image of the random crystal pattern of the Key with that stored on the verification database for that user. If there is not a match between the two images, then the authorisation will be denied. Dr Keith Barfoot
BeacondoBeacondo lets anyone create native iBeacon apps for iOS and Android without learning coding - they can deliver customer offers, add pictures and movies, scan barcodes to display product information, post to social media, and even let users add items to a basket and check out using PayPal, all using our easy tools. Each app can be customised with company logos and designs, so each app looks unique and on-brand. Behind the scenes, the design gets converted to native code so that it looks and feels like a hand-crafted app, running at full device speed. Ildiko Hudson
500 MoreWalking Safari: a mobile app game which you have to walk to play. It uses the monitoring capabilities of the Smartphone, and the design tropes of casual and social gaming to create a compelling experience, but with an underlying purpose to encourage activity, and thus promote health and wellbeing. The game utilises haptic, sound and visual feedback to create an augmented reality experience which engages users (safely) in the game play experience. Competition will also have a significant part to play. Players will also complete a profile, covering lifestyle information and allowing us to map population health for our clients. Greg Smart
AppNearMe LtdAppNearMe’s MicroNFCBoard is a development platform for developing proximity-based Internet of Things applications using Near Field Communication. It comes with a smartphone application that makes it possible to give a rich user interface to the MicroNFCBoard by tapping the phone against the board. This can be used to gather and visualise data and control and configure the board. The app can act as a gateway to the Internet and report data back to the cloud. The MicroNFCBoard has an onboard ARM microcontroller which can be reprogrammed using an online toolchain and easy to use libraries (http://mbed.org). Donatien Garnier
Cambridge IntelligenceKeyLines is a unique commercially licensed JavaScript toolkit used by organisations around the world to build custom network visualisation applications. By visualising networks in data, it’s possible to quickly and conclusively see patterns and trends that would otherwise be hidden. Users can customise every aspect of the KeyLines component - both in terms of branding and functionality - to quickly build an application that meets their specific needs. KeyLines has been deployed by government agencies and global organisations for tasks as varied as finding terrorists, detecting fraud, analysing social networks and managing critical IT infrastructure. Andrew Disney
The Social Learning Network LTDSpiral collaborative learning apps capture live learning, real-time enabling, immediate personalised feedback to all learners. Spiral mirrors current teaching as a family of interlinking learning apps that will cover the full learning experience. Hamish Kennedy
Trendalytics Software HoldingsA cloud based software for interactive visual exploration, analytics, visualisation and matching of multidimensional time series. Offers powerful visual search capabilities for users to discover and annotate patterns, to find similar patterns across different time periods and dimensions, and to analyze them to identify underlying correlations and causes. As temporal patterns are essential for the understanding of every human activity, natural phenomenon, and machine processes the software has wide applications across all industries. Today the internet of things offers unprecedented opportunities to analyze high frequency temporal data collected from embedded sensors given a highly scalable, responsive, and intuitive software. Dave Watson
Cherry Bird LimitedStudent lettings powered by automation and transparency, in the cloud. Say goodbye to poor service, administration, having to waste hours in the letting agent and heaps of mistakes. Say hello to finding your perfect student house online anytime, anywhere. Say hello to a no-stress guarantee plus heaps of online guidance throughout the letting process. Say hello to Cherry Bird. Zack Young
AON2AON2 manufactures some of the world's most advanced skydiving altimeters. To reflect our passion for skydiving, we have created a complete digital ecosystem ranging from beautiful hardware, a smartphone app as well as a rich web app that will seamlessly integrate the sport with the modern digital lifestyle. Arthur Amarra
SquareMarketSquareMarket offers a innovative gamified check out process. It can either sit as a stand alone service or be sold b2b as a widget that fits into current checkout processes. The concept gamifies the purchasing. Shoppers in the real time compete against one another to purchase products at a fraction of their cost. The odds of winning are always directly in line with the retail price and the service in transparent. What this means in practice is that a few lucky shoppers purchase desirable products at negligible prices encouraging other shoppers to do the same. Samuel Adcock
Speechmatics LtdSpeechmatics provides state of the art, cloud-based speech recognition, which converts audio to text integrated in an easy to use interface and with a simple pay-as-you-go system. Speechmatic’s innovations allow for a variety of applications including, transcription services, media monitoring, audio data mining and automatic indexing of linguistic information. Thus, Speechmatics makes audio and audio-visual content more interpretable and aids in its overall searchability and interpretability. Speechmatics - audio made simple. Benedikt
GeneixOur flagship app personalises medicine by highlighting if a new treatment will interact with a patient's current medications. These interactions can lead to severe side effects and kill 197,000 people a year in the EU, at the cost of 79 Billion euros. Our app gathers a patients data and displays it in a visual, clear and engaging way. Our app helps to reduce side effects, avoid allergic reactions and minimise dose errors. As a result patients receive well tolerated and effective treatment tailored to them - improving care outcomes and adherence. Finally, our app also analyses genetic data to advice doctors on whether or not a medicine will be effective in their patient, depending on their genome. Mark
BraciThe Braci Team have developed a solution which is capable of detecting a wide range of sounds which are then pushed as easily understood notifications through a smart device. Hearing impaired people can rely on Braci as a Smart Ear, as it functions through recognizing and analyzing sounds from their surroundings and then converting these into a variety of vibrations, notifications, and flashing lights.Braci detects sounds through recognition of the sound itself instead of the traditional method of receivers and transmitters. Braci was only capable of accomplishing this after creating a unique and patented fingerprint to each sound. Juma El-Awaisi
GrEG!A social networking app for university students in the UK. It allows users to post and share pictures and videos, and have private or group chats with any student or students, in the UK for free. Gregory Allen
The Outside ViewThe Outside View is a predictive analytics company that uses data to solve business problems. By using complex algorithms and machine learning we combine proprietary, paid and public data to accurately forecast sales revenue, make all sales people elite and give predictions as to what companies should do, to whom and when. The Outside View’s products are currently focussed on the property industry working with Knight Frank, Strutt & Parker, Countrywide, Carter Jonas to help them predict when home owners will be selling their houses and why. We are improving the efficiency at every stage of the sales cycle. Rob Symes
ConneXMAt ConneXM we believe it is time to move from the Internet of silos to the Internet of things. Our IoT software platform is strictly based on open standards, it allows information to flow from centre to edge and vice versa regardless of the specific service supported, it provides a common set of APIs, security, protocols and data formats that make possible to deploy end to end services faster and at a reduced cost. It is a future proof, standard based, non-proprietary and truly scalable platform that enables IoT to become truly pervasive. Paolo Ursino
Waste Metrics LtdPlate Gain weighs and categorises consumer plate waste to help restaurant owners reduce food waste, saving money and the environment. Antony Quinn
PLAYIRWe're making making apps and games as easy as playing with lego. With the aim to address the software skills shortage with super-easy educational tools that teach and inspire software design, coding, marketing and entrepreneurship with intuitive mobile and tablet friendly design. Uniqueness of our solution is our pioneering technology to allow for the real-time streaming and optimzation of source code without the need of updating apps on devices or app stores, meaning anyone can create from an device (use an iPad to make an Android game). Current stage is public beta B2C with B2B clients inc. University of Southampton and British Gas. Ashraf Samy Hegab
Therapy BoxTherapy Box is a start up company that specialise in producing high quality communication and therapy apps. Therapy Box has grown from originally providing Predictable, a text to speech app targeted in particularly at sufferers on strokes or Motor Neurone Disease, to developing a wide range of apps including ChatAble, Scene & Heard, and Smart Hub. As the company continues to grow, we constantly diversify our portfolio of apps. Now working on apps for Google Glass and also working with numerous third party clients, our reputation as a start up in the industry is going from strength to strength. Dan Aldridge
Aseptika Limited (Activ8rlives)Home-use test for lung infections, with self-monitoring solution (Activ8rlives) could dramatically alter way people with long-term conditions (CF, COPD, NCFB and Asthma) self-manage and take better control of their health. Home-use sputum test, combined with telemetry data, to predict respiratory exacerbations in those colonised with Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA). UK - 10,000 CF patients, 10,000 NCFB, 6 million COPD and 5.3 million treated for Asthma. With this new test, vulnerable people with long-term conditions can keep daily check on their health by measuring activity of bacteria in lungs, using devices to capture and bring together data warning of impending ill health. Kevin A. Auton Ph.D
Modaptix LtdThe Modaptix System is a patented modular and adaptable casing solution for single board computer, microcontroller, and custom electronic projects enabling unique housing configurations, an advanced interactive user interface and a sleek attractive appearance. Its innovative design means that by choosing from the rotationally symmetrical components available a “maker” can easily configure a casing solution totally personalised to their project and subsequently, using the dismantle tools provided, change and adapt that configuration as their project develops. The reusable and adaptable nature of the Modaptix system in this way also means less harmful waste to the environment. Max Hacking
Project4 Technologies LtdProject4 Technologies is a dynamic startup looking at a range of innovation developments including a novel solution to detect abnormal and uncharacteristic behaviours based on a social study relating to the digital pattern of life and behavioural characteristics displayed by a typical and atypical end user. The study, completed in conjunction with Coventry University has provided the underpinnings for the development of a prototype solution that can detect signs of abnormal or suspicious behavior, such as those displayed in an Insider Attack. The solution is then able to observe, flag, classify, prioritise and detect potential threats via a graphical user interface. Matt Lewis
Icon UKSign documents anywhere by hand in a legally strong manner with stylus, finger or native pen. Device Independent (ios, android, windows) Signature Capture for tablets, smartphones, notebooks, etc. Server-based Signature Verification against profile with biometric analysis of signature dynamics including pressure, speed, rhythm, angle, etc. Workflow integration controls all steps in the signing process, enabling compliance and error reduction. Sign to Authenticate functions (e.g. unlock devices or protect usage of selected apps/features/files/documents) with a handwritten signature. Mobile and static Forms completion with data/text/annotations and attach images/scans/etc. Straightforward integration with existing applications for advanced Online and Offline mobile signing solutions. Chris Jones
21st Century Learning / The Global SleepoverInteractive storybooks for children with hearing, learning and seeing disabilities to help them learn how to read or become better readers. Lily Anwar
ClickMechanic ClickMechanic is making car repair simpler, cheaper and safer by building a marketplace for mobile mechanics. Customers can find the car repair or service they need by entering their car details on the site and will subsequently get a full quote for labour and parts. The central piece of technology we use here is our quote builder. It integrates an XML API to retrieve the repair times and parts prices for a given vehicle. Upon booking the customer will have a choice of local mechanics to select from, which come to a place and time desired by the customer. Kurt Schleier
Teach Programming Community Interest CompanyTeach Programming Community Interest Company introduces creative programming to young people, especially girls and those hard to reach. In our first year we are running two primary school breakfast clubs, four secondary school clubs, and two young-adult workshops, with an early estimate of 100 interested students. We support students with individualised learning through making projects connected to their own interests and needs, not a prescribed set of instructions which then get graded. Finally, with audit from local Universities we aim to produce a teaching program that can replicated in other locations, with support from our adult members. Danielle Emma Vass
Oxford Flood NetworkCitizens can make their city smart. Oxford Flood Network is a community-built sensor network which gives hyperlocal information about flooding. Community groups install and maintain the sensors under bridges, in back gardens, or even under floorboards, taking automated readings from around the city. These combine to give property- and street-level resolution to a flood map. This data can be used for protection of property, warning of closures and can even be used as evidence to reduce insurance premiums and help fund the network. Ben Ward
EnigmediaEnigmedia is a well-known technological start-up based in Europe that develops real-time and tailor-made data encryption solutions. Our aim is to provide privacy while maintaining high quality and affordability with just click-and-play apps. Enigmedia provides efficient and secure communication, thanks to its proprietary encryption technology based on the Chaos Theory. It enables a high quality voice and video means of communication without any risk of being hacked. The tailor-made solution of Enigmedia for secure communications has been designed to meet the security needs of communication through mobile devices, ranging from Smartphones, Tablets, PCs to TVs. Angela Diez
GEP TEC LTDSmart Visitor Badge (SVB) is a reusable electronic badge in the form of PV cell powered electronic display with integrated RFID memory adapted to display visitor details. SVB removes all paperwork from visitor registration process. Relevant details are transmitted to memory sectors of the RFID chip and displayed on the screen. SVB is simple, convenient, saves money and reduce carbon footprint. Easily accessible electronic visitor log facilitates efficient visitor evacuation in emergencies, delivering enhanced safety and security. Variants of SVB could distinguish between visitor and site contractors and track their whereabouts, an important capability in protecting sensitive installations. Farhad Fassihi
GeoSpock Ltd.GeoSpock™ is building the Google Now of contextually relevant mobile advertising. Collide™ is an mBaaS platform with client libraries to enable mobile developers to effectively enhance and monetize their applications. Collide™ handles low-power location tracking, client synchronisation and geospatial ad triggers – all running upon our scalable backend platform. We also offer additional services such as custom social network creation and push notifications. Developers can broker advertiser deals through our platform or quickly tie into existing ad campaigns. Using machine learning we ensure that each ad is precision targeted to the right person, in the right place, at the right time. Steve Marsh
SearchSmart.lySearchsmart.ly is developing a platform to take the personalisation of property search to the next level. Leveraging multiple sources of data and using clever optimisation algorithms to bring it all together, we help buyers and renters find the home that truly meets their unique needs. Users will be able to make queries as complex as “I want a two bedroom flat in London that costs £400 per week, is a 5 minute walk from a gym and under a 30 minute commute to work. I'd like an Asian restaurant nearby and the neighbourhood should be socially trending during summer". Taha Dar
Kemuri LimitedSmart Power Socket with 5 continuous sensors transmitting to a predictive analytics service. The output gives daily and hourly indicators of changes from automatically detected patterns. Dr Leonard Anderson
LearnerLane LtdLearnerLane combines technology + human expertise to help students discover expert one-to-one in-home tutors nearby at affordable rates. It’s extremely difficult for parents and students to find private tutors of a high quality nearby, who are active, trustworthy and affordable. Our primary research has shown that the majority of parents find a tutor with at least one of these vital attributes missing. With LearnerLane, parents can access a pool of expert academic in-home tutors within their local community consisting of top university graduates, school teachers, lecturers and much more. Richard Oki
CrowdEmotionCrowdEmotion captures emotions simply using a camera. Any webcam or device camera can be programmed to read facial emotion and thus measure stimulus engagement. Videos of users’ faces are processed automatically in the cloud and returned to the client in a dashboard of easily digested emotion metrics. Depending on client’s aims, the data stream can be tailored to provide objective-specific insights, i.e. satisfaction, appreciation, purchasing objectives etc.CrowdEmotion isn’t limited to facial coding. It can be easily modified to be applied to any consumer interaction process that is highly repeatable and allows for some sort of sensory capture. Matt Celuszak
RK Trans2cloudRK Trans2cloud Is aiming to be a pioneer in the field of cloud computing – Providing consulting, IT services, testing, training and solutions – Using leading cloud platforms such those provided by Microsoft, Amazon, Google and Salesforce.com Shraddha H Shetty
Audio YHow do you share songs with your best friend? How do you listen to them together? That’s right, there’s no practical solution at the moment but to share earphones. Split The Beat solves that problem. Split The Beat is an audio sharing app like no other! The app connects 2 phones automatically on the go without the need for 3G or Wifi. Once connected the users can bring up a playlist or start a new one together, both users adding songs from their own library to their common playlist and listening to the songs together at the same time! Jonathan Neumann
Collectec LtdCollectec provide a revolutionary Click & Collect cloud based mobile service for retailers. The solution manages Click & Collect stock and the customer collection process in store or drive thru. Eliminating expensive dedicated labour and providing a fast convenient service customers enjoy. The solution provides full reporting allowing the retailer to see bottle necks in their operational process and measure the service they are providing for their customers. Customers use Click & Collect for convenience and to save time Collectec’s solution allows retailers to deliver this service for their customers and win in retails next biggest battle ground. Jolyon Platts
WriggleAll business have unsold capacity at certain times. Wriggle is a simple mobile app platform that helps these businesses to sell excess capacity at the last moment - focusing initially on the Food & Drink and Entertainment sectors. For users, it helps people who don't plan ahead to find last-moment offers at great local places - connecting spontaneous types with unsold capacity, and helping businesses to reduce waste. Robert Hall
NukliusWe match startup ideas with the skill sets needed to realise them. Nuklius is a platform which entrepreneurs can join to find co-founders with the skill sets they need to realise their own idea, or for entrepreneurs who don't have ideas to join one (but do have skills!). All of this is done on a proximity basis. Our vision is to create micro silicon-valley's everywhere. Stefan van der Fluit
Datamation LimitedEnter into any large company and you find hundreds, if not thousands, of disconnected systems. To run the business, data is extracted from the different systems’ databases, transformed, validated, cleansed and consolidated in a data repository to deliver reporting and analytics. The consolidated data represents a snapshot at the time it is extracted. So the process is repeated, on regular basis creating an costly overhead. If the data is connected and made readily accessible, not just for reporting, but also for interaction, these processes will not be necessary. This is what the Datamation universal Information Platform (uIP) delivers. Dr Kais Al-Timimi
Inova Design Solutions LtdInova Design Solutions Ltd is an innovative technology company specialising in the research, design, development and commercialisation of body sensing solutions to enhance performance and prevent illness. Our product is the first of its kind to be able to offer the measurement of vital physiological parameters in a single miniature device which is non-invasive and provides continuous real-time data wirelessly to a remote device such as a smartwatch or hub. Our patented technology has a host of applications including sport, healthcare and defence, and we have validated our feasibility prototype via a third party. Leon Marsh
Vital Life Tech‘Always Listening’ is a well-being and lifestyle application that allows people to pre-plan their responses to a personal crisis that they might encounter. The subscription application acts as a type of emotional insurance policy, so that while calm a person can plan for when they might be stressed, unhappy or in crisis. Simple, personally created messages, automatically delivered at the point of need, have been demonstrated to have a powerfully positive impact on people’s lives. Tobit Emmens
Beauty HumBeauty Hum is a review & search site for individual hairdressers, beauty therapists and makeup artists. Professionals can create a free or paid profile page, while visitors can read & write reviews, favourite professionals, request appointments and get in touch. Rather than trying to decide who to see at a salon, Beauty Hum helps you find the best professional for you. Lara Solomon
Nine TilesFlexilink is a digital networking technology that provides a guaranteed low-latency “synchronous” service for live audio and video (with per-flow reservation) and uses all the remaining bandwidth for a traditional best-effort service for IT traffic. Per-packet overheads are low, allowing audio to be sent in small packets, thus reducing both complexity and latency. A proof-of-technology implementation has been built to demonstrate the system's performance and the ease with which it can be configured; initially it is being marketed to the broadcast industry but it would also be ideal for mobile back-haul with a migration to end-to-end use. John Grant
Karisma KidzKarisma Kidz is a multi-award winning brand that creates online games and offline products that increases emotional intelligence in children aged 3-9. The core product is a digital adventure game that engages children and uses choice-based learning. In our world, children create their personalised avatars and get to play their way from places like fear farm and angry alley to gratitude gardens and love lane. The game enables children to identify, understand and regulate their moods while building happiness, confidence and resilience. Erika Brodnock
giftgaminggiftgaming® makes gamers love brands. It’s a patent-pending in-game advertising service where brands give virtual gifts (containing powerups and coupons) to players. This allows brands to help players get to the next level and build brand loyalty. In giftgaming-enabled games, a player is presented with a gift icon. After tapping this, they receive a powerup, and see the sponsoring brand, including any coupons offered. Our solution provides a global platform for advertisers to reach gamers, whilst enabling game publishers to earn money by brands sponsoring in-game items. Advertisers get charged on a commission basis according to impressions and coupons saved. Nicholas Hatter
RizeI am creating a gamified app that integrates therapeutic concepts into simple exercsises to help people to track and improve their mental well-being. In our first version we are integrating well known concepts such as mood tracking, mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy, and behavioural activation. The Rize mission is to provide a supplementary tool for our users' mental well-being that will be: - Accessible - Engaging - Effective John Harper
AudiowingsAs screens get smaller and more content is created than ever before, audio is becoming the preferred method to passively consume great content. At Audiowings, we’re developing an audio-focused content distribution platform, that aggregates content from popular service providers like Spotify. This audio is then distributed directly to a premium pair of contextually aware smart headphones, that use wireless interfaces and micro-electronics sensors to determine the context of the user. Audiowings will be the platform of choice, delivering a unique stream of contextually relevant audio direct to your ears. Tailored for your location. Tailored for your mood. Tailored for you. Carl Thomas
CornerstoneCornerstone is a simple, more convenient way for men to shave - a flexible, regular delivery of razors and shaving products. It means that men always have everything they need for a great shave, without the fuss. We sell exclusively through out website at cornerstone.co.uk. Oliver Bridge
SwipeSwipe is the presentation platform of the future. We help teachers, students, businesses and more present their ideas to anyone, anywhere, on any device in real-time. Upload anything in the browser or create beautiful html5 slides in seconds, get a link to share to anyone and then you can present live from any device. When you swipe to the next slide it changes for everyone viewing that URL. We make presentations interactive and two-way by letting the presenter interact with their audience through polls, drawing, and soon much more. Swipe has been used by more than 100,000 people during our beta, people that agree that this is the future of visual communication: mobile, browser-based, extremely simple, on-the-go and interactive. Horia Cernusca
Sideways 6Sideways 6 helps companies innovate using beautiful, intuitive cloud-based idea networks. Using Sideways 6, any employee of a company can start an idea network and begin solving business challenges within minutes. The company was founded by New Entrepreneurs Foundation alumni with the advise of successful internal communications software entrepreneurs. Following discussions with decision makers in innovation from multiple high profile companies, the Will Read
Billion Dollar BoyWe are building a marketplace for online content where content creators and brands can meet. Edward East
Powr of YouPowr of You (powrofyou.com) is a market-research platform driven by consumer authenticated data, to help brands transform how they interface with consumers in today’s “constantly connected” world through analytics. Our platform provides brands valuable insights into consumer behavior, attitudes, and preferences by using real-time analytics via social media channels and internet browser analytics. We have built a marketplace where consumers can benefit from their data by opting-in to share it anonymously. In return, consumers earn cashback in the form of revenue sharing and learn about their quantified self and personal brand. Our vision: To empower every consumer through their data. Keshav Malani
PhaideOur product is called Housahedron and is essentially an easy to install thermal measuring and visualisation application. The kit comprises of a series of sensor strings which send temperature and soon air quality data to a 3d replica model of the room or building. The corresponding visualisation are in realtime and is viewed on a an enable web browser. James Pulver
Ingen.ioIngen.io is an API service that creates context and surfaces named entities like people, companies, products, even when they’re not explicitly mentioned but are part of the narrative. All stated or implied entities, are represented in a Contextual Graph with information about their relationship type and weight of importance in the text. Martin Linkov
Office Essentialwe are a national online platform that assists startup Companies with advice and procurement solutions free of charge with everything they will need to get established with referring them to the very best local small business specialists from Accountants to IT experts Kirk Wyton
Phundee.comPhundee.com is a new crowdfunding platform with a social feature, dedicated to empowering entertainment and art. Phundee has nine categories you can crowdfund for, art, theatre, film, dance, photography, gaming, literature, fashion and music. On our site we offer reward and equity based crowdfunding. We also have a social element where you build a profile of your self. This allows you to communicate with your crowd. This is good to get by in, also you can test new ideas on your crowd (valuable market research). We also have ambassadors to help guide your project and help it to be completed to the highest standard Jack Gaskin
WaveOptics Ltd.WaveOptics has developed a see-through, wearable augmented reality display (Smart Glasses). The patent pending technology is capable of delivering a light-weight, direct overlay, full colour, high field-of-view wearable display. The company is also poised take advantage of the economies of scale by leveraging highly mature manufacturing processes originally developed for the optical media (CD/DVD) replication industry. Dr Sumanta Talukdar
FilmiesFilmies is the new social network for film fans. It is a platform for discovering new films, and allows our users to bring their film conversations online. Filmies provides trusted peer-to-peer film recommendations from people that users know, whose opinion they value. Neil McClure
Chartburst LtdChartburst connects unsigned artists with major music industry contacts whilst providing a place for music fans to find the best in new music and influence the future of music discovery with the power of their vote. Francis Gane
AirstocAirstoc is split into two main sections: i) Stock Footage – Our website provides the perfect platform to showcase and sell aerial footage captured by the best Professional Drone/UAV Operators around the world. The drone/UAV industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK and world: ii) Job Referral – Due to having onboard the best professional drone/UAV operators spread across the globe, we will be providing an automated portal allowing customers to connect with the operators, creating an opportunity for aerial filming to be carried out anywhere eliminating huge amounts of time and cost Giles Moore