These ventures have been with Accelerate Cambridge for over three months and are either looking to finalise their product or close their first sales.
At The Adjustables, we design affordable, sustainable and comfortable clothes that can grow with kids. In practice, traditional children clothing brands offer in average five sizes between birth to 18-months-old and these clothes are by design disposable. We aim to provide a more environmentally responsible alternative to parents to keep up with all of their child’s growth milestones. We are offering them the option to buy one garment with easy to modify sizes, saving them time and money. The Adjustables aims to change to future of fashion, one stitch at a time.
AEMS is developing the next generation AI-driven enterprise software designed for optimising enterprise productivity.
Biomasys is a diagnostic healthtech startup committed to providing rapid and affordable diagnostics to the most needy in the global south and underserved Western health markets. We’re developing a novel device which leverages machine learning in the identification and detection of biomarkers predictive of miscarriages and preterm births.
It is estimated that 10% of pregnancies in the developing world result in miscarriage or preterm birth. About 810 women die daily from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, 94% of which are in low and lower middle-income countries. We believe our solution can become a global standard for antenatal care and save millions of lives in the process.
BioPhonics (formerly TunedIn Dx)
BioPhonics is developing consumer and medical devices to automatically detect abnormalities from bodily sounds. They have developed a prototype of an intelligent stethoscope capable of automatic detection of heart diseases. The company’s mission is to produce innovative technology to improve early detection of diseases.
Botprobe’s fully managed cybersecurity-as-a-service protects the corporate home workforce, and satellite offices, against cyber intruders and data theft.
Our custom-built detection probes, little bigger than a pack of playing cards, plug directly into your home router. Our AI attack analysis algorithms and next-generation detection rules are optimised for the home environment, so that we complement existing security tools provided by your IT department.
Evidence shows that current security methods in modern smart homes is just not robust enough to protect the corporate network should a remote worker’s network be breached. With so many other devices sharing home networks, IT cannot secure what they don’t know is there.
Let your anti-virus protect your PC, let us protect everything else.
We develop large-scale 3d printers based on cable driven parallel robots. With our robot we will produce highly individual export boxings for manufacturers of large and awkward machines, components, and goods. The boxes will be printed out of recycled plastic and will help our clients to deliver their products safely around the globe. Through additive manufacturing we bring a high degree of automatisation and digitalisation to the production process of export boxing.
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.
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.
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.
Citispotter offers disruptive AI-enabled content analysis technologies to help businesses fight misinformation, harmful content and fake news.
CodiKoat has developed the world’s first anti-viral surface coating that blends electricity and chemistry to provide simple, immediate and long-lasting protection against microbes and viruses, including COVID-19.
The Copper Crew
Launched in July 2020, The Copper Crew is a Cambridge based canned wine business, founded by three friends all under 25: Theo Gough, Oli Purnell and Sam Lambson. Theo and Oli are Cambridge locals, while Sam is The Crew’s winemaker, based in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The name, The Copper Crew, comes from Theo and Oli’s ginger hair.
We focus on sourcing and blending South African wines, specifically to be canned. We use cans for their lower environmental impact, convenience and moderation of serving size.
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.
Ditto is a marketplace and directory for freelancers and creators to offer classes, courses and merchandising. Our goal is to reduce the hurdles of web development, SEO and marketing through standardised profiles. We aim for an end-user experience that focuses on searchability and as a catalyst for self-improvement.
Dx Analytics (formerly D-Art)
Dx Analytics provides a cost-effective image analysis platform that delivers reliable, data-driven and automated monitoring solutions to engineering structures such as bridges and highways. Our algorithm can identify and highlight early defects and its progression using existing or easily accessible images of large structures. This solution enhances predictive maintenance decision-making to avoid costly last-minute interventions.
foodbud.ai platform is a state-of-the-art platform that gamifies the experience of logging information on food habits, dietary preferences, food allergies and health goals and then combines it using machine learning to provide hyper personalised and curated food recommendations to its users. These food recommendations can be categorised into three main segments: grocery food, restaurants dishes and new recipes for self-cooking. Consumers are becoming more aware of “free from” and clean labels and are exploring ways to integrate such products into their lifestyle. This requires for them to try out new products that also suit their taste buds. UK consumers are hesitant to try out new products and need some validation either in the form of online reviews or recommendations by friends or family, which makes them miss out several products that they would have liked more than what they are currently consuming. Although the idea is extremely broad and useful for everyone, the beachhead market for this platform are people who suffer from some form of food allergy or have strict dietary preferences and find it extremely difficult to navigate their food choices. A service of this kind can really help them identify new foods that are more relevant to them and perfectly align with their needs.
Genchi is a platform for students to find and share opportunities. We believe in empowering people to create their own impact through equal access to opportunities. We want to enable people to develop their skillset and contribute towards causes that are meaningful to them.
At Genderscore, we believe that it is time to rethink the root cause of gender inequality in the workplace. To do this, Genderscore introduces a new metric, the ‘Genderscore’, for quantifying workplace gender equality that is significantly superior to current industry and national standards. Genderscore draws on this metric to provide an array of products and services designed to help businesses quantify, track, and improve their gender inclusion, as well as to maintain their competitive edge by branding themselves as gender inclusive.
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.
iWarranty is developing a cloud-based solution to eliminate the existing paper-based warranties and manual claim processes. The focus innovation will be in the application of existing and expanding technological development in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to create process efficiencies for manufacturers.
iWarranty’s warranty intelligence platform facilitates significant cost reduction and efficiency in terms of warranty management, thereby driving better long-term margin. At the same time, it helps to build brand loyalty and repeat purchases and manage one-to-one customer experience by creating a personalised post-sale customer journey that delivers exceptional brand experience throughout the entire product lifecycle. iWarranty offers consumers convenience and peace of mind when it counts the most! iWarranty’s free mobile apps capture receipts, register products, summarises key warranty terms and allows consumers to make and manage a claim from anywhere anytime.
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.
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.
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.
Matopia is the end to end material solution aimed at improving the efficiency of material use in the construction industry. The Matopia platform will further digitise the material management systems in construction, placing particular focus on overall sustainability and carbon reduction.
Our goal is to progress the industry to a state where it is able to optimise the use of both primary and secondary materials throughout the stages of construction, maintenance and reuse.
Mecommi is an online local market on a mission to encourage local consumption and introduce a zero-emission circular economy to online shopping. The impact of COVID-19 was felt far and wide but local businesses are really bearing the brunt. Given the changing dynamics of the post-coronavirus reality, our mission is to enhance local consumption and minimise the environmental footprint. The all-female founding team comprises of Shachar Hatan, an expert in sustainable business management and the circular economy, and Alannah Wood, a sustainability enthusiast and experienced startup growth specialist. With our platform, shoppers can browse through their local market stalls and order online. They can select products from their favourite stalls and have it delivered in one, convenient reusable package.
Medwyse uses artificial intelligence to provide clinical decision support to doctors. Our mission is to organise the world’s medical knowledge and extend every doctor’s capabilities.
Medwyse.io is a clinical question answering platform powered by our state of the art AI model. Our AI model is trained using the latest natural language processing technologies and can understand the content and context of medical journal articles and guidelines.
Doctors can ask our AI any questions and receive concise, relevant, evidence-based and up-to-date answers in real-time. By providing clinical decision support to doctors, we enable and empower doctors to practice evidence-based medicine even in uncertain situations. This will ultimately improve patient care and positively impact patient outcomes.
We are very excited about the opportunity to bring AI technologies into the hands of doctors and fundamentally change how medicine is practiced. Get in touch if you want to know more.
mySymptoms (formerly SkyGazer Labs)
mySymptoms mission is to improve the health of sufferers of chronic gut conditions by nutrition, lifestyle, and outcome analysis. mySymptoms was one of the first digital health companies to launch a smartphone app – ‘mySymptoms’ – in the Apple App Store, followed later by an Android version.
After identifying an emerging market for digital health products, mySymptoms then began development of a data platform to facilitate clinical services, academic and medical research, along with more advanced analytics using machine learning. The company is shortly due to launch a pilot of its new clinical app, moving the company firmly into the clinical marketplace. mySymptoms is currently funded by revenues from its smartphone app, mySymptoms, and is privately held by its two founders, Darren Launders and Damian Helme.
Neutreeno provides a one-click software solution to e-commerce brands looking take immediate steps to decarbonise their processes. A carbon Stripe, Neutreeno’s platform integrates seamlessly to online webshops at the point of sale, allowing consumers to make their purchases carbon negative. Our software API evaluates the carbon intensity of the checkout cart and directs the micro-donations into a mixture of verified ecological projects & clean tech innovation ventures to drive the economy to net neutrality.
PACE Dental enables improved, personalised, dental care, that is specifically designed to be patient centred (PACE: PAtient CEntred). Our new technology simplifies data collection, and intelligent analysis, allowing better oral health management specific to that individual. Every user will benefit from earlier diagnosis of problems affecting their teeth and gums, so that preventative action can be taken. Dentists will be empowered to provide a better service, tailored to each patient, and to spend more of their time on treatment.
Our goal is to be sought by both patients and dentists, due to our intelligent service that is easy to use, and adds value for individuals and dental health providers alike. By revolutionising the patient-provider interaction we can improve global dental care.
perfeXia Health Technologies
We’re reinventing remote diagnostics and clinical decision making with 100% deep learning that allows you to improve your health and wellbeing seamlessly.
Rather than relying solely on GP visits, you’ll be able to regularly monitor, and even share your health information with your GP for a bigger — and better — picture of your health.
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.
Powdies is a powder drink made directly from farmers’ surplus fruits and vegetables. Using a low temperature dehydration technology, we turn these over-produced and wonky-looking crops into a tasty and nutritional powder drink. Powdies is rich in natural vitamins, minerals, fibre and contains all five of your five-a-day. We hope to make eating vegetables and fruits enjoyable, convenient and hassle-free for everyone. On top of that, we are making a positive environmental impact by reducing food wastage.
At Prosoma we believe that every patient living with and beyond cancer deserves reliable mental healthcare.
Time and time again we hear about emotional issues associated with cancer – whether it is depression, anxiety, PTSD or stress. This not only affects patient’s quality of life and wellbeing, but also has a high correlation with higher mortality, and patients dropping out from chemo or radiotherapy.
Unfortunately, despite a wide research base showing the negative effects of stress and positive outcomes of psychotherapies, access to mental health support is scarce.
To help with this process we’re developing a comprehensive digital therapeutics programme, designed exclusively for cancer patients, including CBT, RBT, mindfulness, relaxation and breathing therapies. Accessible via web, mobile and even VR devices.
As we are reaching the end of a two-year product development cycle, we’re looking for partners, researchers, and advisors who will help us deliver our vision to market, and most importantly – patients.
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.
Silver Street is reimagining the starter home for Generation Rent. With a novel financial product and full-service digital homebuying platform, Silver Street aims to help London millennials get onto the property ladder and start building wealth.
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.
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.
Sotera Heritage (formerly AAI)
Sotera Heritage is using AI to combat the global trade in stolen and looted antiquities. The illegal trade damages world heritage, funds terrorism and fuels the black market. Our goal is to make it easier for border guards, law enforcement, legitimate dealers, insurance companies and collectors to spot stolen or looted objects as they move around the world. The product will incorporate live datasets, such as databases of known stolen objects, and specific object types prone to being traded illegally.
Sotera Heritage was founded through the University of Cambridge Accelerate Program at Judge Business School. The team has extensive backgrounds and networks in archaeology and heritage, security and law enforcement, technology and AI.
We developed SoundOFF to protect workers against noise-induced hearing loss and still have environmental awareness and the ability to communicate effectively. SoundOFF is a smart selective noise control solution. The noise-cancelling technology together with Artificial intelligence will allow users to select the sounds they want to remove. This will lead to more enjoyable life experiences as well as improve safety in the working environment. For example, in the manufacturing industry noise levels are particularly high and require the use of common ear protective devices which may hinder the ability of someone to hear another co-worker shouting or asking for help. SoundOFF will guarantee the user is never exposed to noise levels above the safety limits, thus, it will automatically lower any sound higher than the prescribed level.
Super Beans is a health food manufacturer supporting sustainable diets. As one of the best plant-based protein resources, high-quality organic beans are used as our basic ingredient. Our products are packed with dietary fibres as well as many essential vitamins and minerals while also being free of (refined) sugar and artificial sweeteners. Our wide range of products aim to provide specific and balanced nutrients to meet a variety of needs.
Tumchi is a nutritional science company on a mission to restore health, balance, and resilience – for people and for the planet. We provide unique analysis of human gut microbiome to create a personalised nutrition solution. One in eight people suffer from poor gut health and a third of food bought is thrown away. We have developed a different and sustainable approach to improve both human and planetary health. Tumchi uniquely combines medical, behavioural and microbiome profiles of individuals. It then uses artificial intelligence methods to inform its customers on healthy and sustainable individual food choices to improve their blood and microbiome test results, helping to improve and maintain good health.
UView is an AI-powered social-network and talent discovery platform for the entertainment industry that enables industry professionals, venues and brands to discover, track and sign emerging talent. Artists are provided with tools to bank, reward and monetise their fan base in one centralised hub, and further their careers by unlocking exclusive opportunities.
Founded by University of Cambridge graduate and Google Engineer, Pawel Burzynski, and former Artist managers, UView has already built a highly exciting and experienced team including blue-chip CFO and former CTO TransferWise For Business. UView’s Advisory Board includes the Director of Data & Insights at Warner Music Group, and their registered users inc. major entertainment companies, responsible for 300m+ streams.
Virtual Nick (formerly Cambridge Exercise Technology)
Virtual Nick is a fitness technology company that uses emerging technologies to innovate on the fitness experience. Our goal is to create a cultural shift in how the world views and interacts with exercise.
Wishliner uses spare luggage space in a traveller’s journey to get shoppers what they want from anywhere in the world. This gives shoppers everywhere a cost effective and efficient alternative to logistics providers like express mail while minimising their carbon footprint. Wishliner operates within communities where trust already exists to ensure the security of members, effectively formalising the existing friends and family network.