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|Company/Organisation Name||Description||Company Contact
|The Social Learning Network LTD||Spiral 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. ||
|Trendalytics Software Holdings||A 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.||
|Cherry Bird Limited||Student 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. ||
|AON2||AON2 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.||
|SquareMarket||SquareMarket 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. ||
|Speechmatics Ltd||Speechmatics 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.
|Geneix||Our 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. ||
|Braci||The 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.||
|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. ||
|The Outside View||The 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. ||
|ConneXM||At 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.||
|Waste Metrics Ltd||Plate Gain weighs and categorises consumer plate waste to help restaurant owners reduce food waste, saving money and the environment.||
|PLAYIR||We'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 Box||Therapy 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.||
|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 Ltd||The 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.||
|Project4 Technologies Ltd||Project4 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. ||
|Icon UK||Sign 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.
|21st Century Learning / The Global Sleepover||Interactive storybooks for children with hearing, learning and seeing disabilities to help them learn how to read or become better readers.||
|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.||
|Teach Programming Community Interest Company||Teach 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 Network||Citizens 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.
|Enigmedia||Enigmedia 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.
|GEP TEC LTD||Smart 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. ||
|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.||
|SearchSmart.ly||Searchsmart.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".||
|Kemuri Limited||Smart 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 Ltd||LearnerLane 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.
|CrowdEmotion||CrowdEmotion 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.||
|RK Trans2cloud||RK 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 Y||How 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!||
|Collectec Ltd||Collectec 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.||
|Wriggle||All 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.||
|Nuklius||We 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 Limited||Enter 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 Ltd||Inova 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.||
|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.||
|Beauty Hum||Beauty 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.||
|Nine Tiles||Flexilink 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.||
|Karisma Kidz||Karisma 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.
|giftgaming||giftgaming® 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.||
|Rize||I 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:
|Audiowings||As 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.||
|Cornerstone||Cornerstone 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. ||
|Swipe||Swipe 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. ||
|Sideways 6||Sideways 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 ||
|Billion Dollar Boy||We are building a marketplace for online content where content creators and brands can meet.||
|Powr of You||Powr 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.||
|Phaide||Our 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. ||
|Ingen.io||Ingen.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.||
|Office Essential||we 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||
|Phundee.com||Phundee.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||
|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
|Filmies||Filmies 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. ||
|Chartburst Ltd||Chartburst 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.||
|Airstoc||Airstoc 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