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These ventures have been with Accelerate Cambridge for over six months and are looking at raising their seed round.

Animal Alternative Technologies

Animal Alternative Technologies is a recently founded biotechnology B2B spin out of the University of Cambridge. We are engineering a scalable, end-to-end ecosystem for Cultured Meat production, including specialist processes, enabling technologies, software, hardware and raw materials to democratize access to sustainable food and tackle some of the world’s biggest sustainability and health challenges.

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Antiverse

Antiverse is developing a revolutionary technology to predict antibody drug hits in a single day rather than in months through the traditional methods. A combination of cell-free technology and cutting-edge machine learning is used to develop a proprietary model that recognises and predicts features of antibody-antigen interaction. Ultimately, the customers, who are pharma companies and Contract Research Organisations (CROs), provide us with the sequence of the antigen and Antiverse provides the customers with the sequence of antibodies which bind the antigen with a high affinity. A pharma company and several CROs have already expressed a strong interest in using the service and will also provide support to develop the model as rapidly as possible. Antiverse’s technology will greatly speed up antibody hit discovery and thus enable the development of more, and better, antibody therapeutics against cancer, inflammation and rare diseases.

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Anvil

Anvil is a tool that takes the pain out of software development, without sacrificing power. Companies are best placed to know their own businesses and develop their own business process tools, but developing web applications is hugely slow and complicated. Anvil’s visual designer, simple Python code environment and “batteries-included” philosophy makes business application development faster, easier and more agile.

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Cambridge Creative Education Centre

Cambridge Creative Education Centre is aimed for providing diverse creative education courses for different countries. Creative Education is to use creative pedagogies and educational theories to support education in different ways. The company has a strong research team with senior researchers and lecturers from the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. The first course is “Learning English through Drama for Years 3-12” based on the drama pedagogy research. The course includes a full package of curriculum, teacher training, textbooks and teaching tools. The teacher training system is also developed for all English teachers around the world. The company also organises study tours for teachers and students to experience creative education in Cambridge.

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Charco Neurotech

Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder affecting 10 million people around the world. Despite the best available medical and surgical interventions people with Parkinson’s are often frustrated as they remain significantly limited in their activities. Charco Neurotech (formerly The Moment) developed CUE1, a focused vibrotactile stimulation device for people with Parkinson’s.

CUE1 uses a unique combination of two research-validated vibration-based Parkinson’s therapies; focussed stimulation and cueing. They help with initiation and execution of movement and reduce slowness to smoothen movement. The device also features a medication alert system, which the user can set in their phone. The device discretely reminds the user with a silent vibration when they need to take their medication. The CUE1 application also includes a number of fun games designed to track symptom severity over time. This data can be used by Parkinson’s specialists to help evaluate users during their checkups. All of the participants showed improved movement in our pilot testing by an average of 16%. Participants claimed they felt movement was smoother and better co-ordinated.

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Choral Hub

Choral Hub is empowering the world to sing through mobile tech. Our app teaches you to sing through quick and easy to digest educational games taught by our world renowned vocal coaches.

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deepMirror

deepMirror accelerates biomedical research with powerful and easy to use AI software tools. Our cloud-based web applications simplify complex data analysis workflows to save researchers hours of their time. Our clients can gain access to our growing portfolio of existing software tools, or partner with us to create new software solutions to tackle their biomedical data analysis.

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Happyr Health

One in 10 children suffers from migraines. Migraines are severely impacting the development of the young patients physically, emotionally and socially. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has proven to work effectively for children with migraines. However, as there are not enough psychotherapists who are specialised in CBT for paediatric migraine patients the psychological treatment is neglected. Happyr Health makes CBT access possible for young migraine sufferers. Personalised and on a population scale. By combining scientific evidence with the latest applied gaming technology, Happyr Health creates an experience for suffering children that is not only helpful but also playful.

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In2Med

In2Med aims to be a learning resource where you can learn medicine from the basics. Created by medical students, this venture is the first of its kind platform helping students right from the beginning of their medical careers in sixth form, through medical school and beyond.

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Kestrl

Kestrl aims to be the world’s first 100% ethical banking and wealth management platform. Kestrl is for people who want to combine their financial needs with their personal values in order to truly change the world for the better.

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Kitchens Confidential

Kitchens Confidential combines turnkey cloud kitchen space with technology-enabled back-office support. The space is fully built-out with dedicated separate kitchens for each restaurant, and industry-standard equipment. The technology stack includes features such as predictive ordering, menu optimisation, delivery management, digital marketing, and payment API integration. By combining the physical and digital, we provide a platform for restaurants to survive and thrive in a take-away driven market.

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Lionheart Lifting

Lionheart Lifting is bringing a new brand of fitness equipment to the market designed around the needs of military members and those who work or live in uniquely challenging conditions. With U.S. military experience on the founding team, we are developing a value proposition that addresses space requirements, anti-microbial needs, durability, and many other features that fall short in serving this demanding space. Utilising military agencies as a beachhead for market penetration, Lionheart will also serve the private sector as the go-to brand for military level fitness and physical discipline.

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Medwise.ai

Medwise.ai is the Google for doctors, saving doctors two minutes per query in 10 minutes GP consultation. We use artificial intelligence to provide instant clinical answers to doctors at the point of care. Our mission is to empower healthcare professionals so every patient receives the best care possible. We are founded by a team of doctors, AI scientists and software engineers.

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NeutroCheck

As chemotherapy suppresses the immune system, even a mild illness can be fatal for chemotherapy patients. The suppression of a white blood cell known as the neutrophil, can lead to neutropenic sepsis, a life-threatening medical emergency. Therefore, chemotherapy patients with even mild signs of infection at home are brought into hospital for blood tests to check their neutrophil levels and, while awaiting results, given intravenous antibiotics as a precaution. Six in 10 patients turn out to have normal neutrophil counts, and therefore did not necessarily need to attend hospital, costing the NHS approximately £40 million each year.

NeutroCheck was launched to develop a transformative new medical device, NeutroCheck, presenting tangible efficiencies in patient care and healthcare resource, both financial and human. The device will be used in the patient’s home to give a near-instant measure of the patient’s neutrophil levels using blood from a small pin-prick. The NeutroCheck device is designed to be portable and easy-to-use in a home environment.

Our focus is to produce a fast, reliable and low-cost device which would improve safety and quality of life for cancer patients worldwide, whilst saving healthcare institutions such as the NHS millions of pounds each year from substantially reducing hospital visits.

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Oh Lily! (formerly Water LilyPop)

We believe that eating is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art!

Oh Lily! is a range of sweet and savoury snacks made from water lily seeds. Water lily seeds have been used for centuries in traditional medicines such as Ayurveda and Chinese medicine for its high nutritional values. Still unknown in the western world, the potential of this plant is underutilised, and we aim to share the benefits of these seeds with our consumers, convinced that it will bring a snacking revolution. Indeed, more and more people are deciding to change their way of eating and choosing different diets. Health has become a priority, but the consumer doesn’t want to compromise on the taste, fun or texture. With its snacks, Oh Lily! is gathering all of those criteria to offer a healthy, tasty and crunchy experience. The seeds are naturally gluten-free and free from sugar and all our recipes are vegan, so Oh Lily! fits for all and is good for all.

In our project we aim to work closely with the local farmers and participate to the improvement of their livelihood, we would like to contribute to a more sustainable future for the food industry in term of product, packaging and supply chain.

Our mission is to take the consumer on a conscious culinary journey.

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Outfield

Outfield is providing farmers with access to new drone technologies. We are developing a range of innovative services using autonomous aircraft and computer vision systems. Outfield services range from land surveying to horticulture crop management, using systems that are faster, cheaper and more accurate than current field assessment techniques. Outfield is growing the future of precision farming.

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PharmEnable

PharmEnable explores new areas of chemical space that no one else is currently searching to enable the development of vital new medicines.

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POCKiT diagnostics

POCKiT diagnostic explores new areas of Stroke affects 16,000,000 people each year. 33% of patients will die and 90% of survivors will have a disability for the rest of their lives. POCKiT diagnostics have discovered a novel biomarker panel that could increase stroke patient treatment from 4% to 40%. We are leading a £1,000,000 grant from the United Kingdom government to finish an extensive clinical study in order to achieve regulatory approval. Our goal is to achieve market approval in 2020.

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Qureight

Qureight is a clinical data curation and analytics company which works in partnership with healthcare bodies and software developers in the field of artificial intelligence. 

Through advanced infrastructure, coupled with technical and clinical expertise, the company performs annotation and analysis of anonymised data. Qureight exploits the value of data in their entirety and allows testing of machine learning algorithms, by collaborating with drug or technology companies, healthcare and academic institutions.

Qureight’s mission is to combine technology and life sciences to generate new knowledge and transform the way we use clinical data.

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S4

S4 is an Earth imaging company developing self-aligning unfolding space telescopes. The use of Earth imagery in everyday life is rapidly growing such as for navigation. Other important examples include monitoring the environment, gaining insights for making investment decisions, as well as maintaining global security. These applications require an Earth imaging platform that captures images with greater detail and that captures imagery of the same location more often.

Capturing greater detail (or ‘resolution’) requires a bigger telescope. Capturing imagery (or ‘revisiting’) of the same location more often requires many of these telescopes. Satellite cost increases greatly with satellite size, so such a constellation of satellites simply isn’t affordable.

At S4 we’re developing the ultimate solution for this problem. Telescopes typically don’t unfold because their optics must be very accurately positioned – to better than one hundredth of the width of a human hair. Our fundamental innovation is our patent pending self-alignment technology which positions our optics with this extreme accuracy. At S4 we can fit a large telescope in a small box (or nanosatellite), making low cost, high resolution, high revisit Earth imaging possible.

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Skinlync

Skinlync is a digital health platform that allows users with a skin condition to instantly connect with other users who have a similar condition and profile, enabling the exchange of valuable insights and emotional support. Users also have the option to learn medically approved ways to manage their condition and log their self-management activities, all on one platform. Ultimately, Skinlync aims to become the go-to self-management tool in dermatology. Skinlync will be officially launched in July 2020.

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Smartbell

Smartbell offers a simple precision agriculture solution for livestock rearing and management. The Smartbell system implements a fully-automated solution for livestock management, including distress alerts, herd analysis and customised farm management reports. Using advanced analytics on data gathered from animal wearables, Smartbell also cross references regional data to better understand resource utilisation and promote proven best practices.

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Spirea

Spirea, a spin-out from the University of Cambridge, is developing the next generation of antibody drug conjugate cancer therapeutics which carry more drug payload to tumour cells resulting in greater efficacy and tolerability and the ability to treat more cancer patients.

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Spliceor Therapeutics

Spliceor Therapeutics is an early stage research and development biotechnology company based on translational medical research in Professor Andrew Lever’s laboratory in the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge.

Co-founded by Dr Carin Ingemarsdotter and Professor Lever, the proposed business aims at developing novel curative treatments for certain types of aggressive cancers that do not respond well to current treatment. Our therapeutics are based on a gene-therapy platform technology and we have identified a common mechanism for therapeutic development against liver cancer and pancreatic cancer, successful treatment of which are major unmet medical needs. Our technology is applicable to many other malignancies. Our mission is to provide curative and easily tolerated gene therapies to cancer patients.

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Spotta

Spotta intends to be the world leader in smart pest detection. Our core technology is an ultra-low-power, insect monitoring sensor that can detect infestations early. By allowing earlier, cheaper intervention we aim to put a significant dent in the global $70 billion annual cost of invasive insect pests.

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Summatic

Technology has the potential to expand the accessibility of complex subjects and to reduce widening learning gaps that are hindering our society. Developed by a team of Cambridge academics, Summatic is an intelligent platform for learning, teaching, and assessing maths-based subjects, using automated questioning and interactive graphs. We are delivering comprehensive learning resources to thousands of students in UK schools and universities, with the aim of also being a leading international provider of advanced maths education, as well as a platform for publishers to deploy online content.

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Swift Molecular Diagnostics

Swift Molecular Diagnostics have created a novel technology that allows the development of self-contained diagnostic devices for the fast, accurate and low-cost genetic detection that do not require laboratory facilities or trained personnel.

We have filed the patent application of our technology and we aim in the first instance to implement our technology to detect antibiotic resistance from patients, allowing the effective treatment of bacterial infections and fast response in acute cases such as bacteraemia and septicaemia.

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