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These ventures have been with Accelerate Cambridge for over three months and are either looking to finalise their product or close their first sales.

Acting Systems™

Acting Systems™ helps social media marketers create original scripts for content by using the demand expressed by audiences on social media. Our solution uses artificial intelligence, machine learning, and content production processes. Each one of our scripts is composed of granular story elements, clearly backed by audience demand.

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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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Carryr Technologies

We're on a mission to deliver a rapid and unique experience to fashion e-commerce consumers, making it feel like magic.

We do this by partnering up with city-based fashion retailers so that they can offer their online customers a delivery option that can deliver their orders in as little as an hour and have unwanted items collected without any hassle."

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CropVax

CropVax is a company focussed on improving global agricultural crop productivity while minimising environmental impact. Our technology facilitates the delivery of next generation plant vaccines based on RNAi enabling farmers to treat their crops against destructive pathogens such as viruses or fungi that remain challenging to control with conventional agricultural methods.

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Hearty

Hearty strives to advance personal nutrition through a mobile app for developing and sustaining healthy eating habits.

To get it right, they’re beginning as a novel companion tool for nutrition professionals. Dietitians, nutritionists, and nutritional therapists using Hearty will be able to provide their clients with an easy-to-use yet comprehensive food diary to help individuals stay actively engaged with the foods they’re eating. In turn, professionals can follow their clients’ progress, create personalised plans, and easily communicate updates and offer motivation.

As they continue to simplify how people engage with their nutrition and learn the decision-making behind effective dietary guidance, Hearty can give nutritional support to a wider audience with AI-powered nutrition analytics.

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Kalium Diagnostics

Kalium Diagnostics is developing the world's first blood potassium test suitable for home use. The test will help chronic kidney patients and suffers of rare diseases to manage their health away from hospitals and clinics, improving health and lifestyles and significantly reducing the costs of healthcare provision. Our team combines world-class clinical, scientific and product development expertise.

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Legal Sphere

Legal Sphere is an online legal platform which allows lawyers and their clients to connect and collaborate online. For the clients, the cloud-based offering is a complete end-to-end service which enables legal advice to be personalised, affordable and accessible. For lawyers, it offers a flexible working model which will fall in line with changes to the Solicitors Regulatory Authority guidance which permits freelance work.

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MAP Innovation

MAP Innovation is a startup company focused on product development primarily within the logistics industry. We are currently developing our own MAP-Ping™ system which is a synergetic product that could also be adapted for other applications.

The system aims to eradicate asset loss and provide customers with an interface that can be utilised to enhance current logistical systems or provide a platform to develop a new one. Our remit was to develop a low cost system that addresses problems associated with similar products, incorporate the latest technology and employ hardware that is reliable, efficient and ideally maintenance free.

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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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Orca Scan

Barcode technology first made its impact on business productivity in the late 1970s, yet due to the complexity and high costs associated with implementing enterprise barcode solutions, the majority of organisations still rely on pen, paper and spreadsheets to manage their assets and inventory.

 

Orca Scan was designed to dramatically simplify, and lower the cost of enterprise barcode solutions to make barcode tracking technology available to all, regardless of company size or budget. They do that by removing the need for expensive hardware and custom software development, by leveraging cloud computing and the smartphone we're all carrying in our pockets.

 

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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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Pentail Enzymes

We are a biotechnology company harnessing the power of enzymes to improve human health. Pentail's primary goal is to engineer and produce enzymes that target harmful substances in the human body for rapid elimination. Our prototype enzymes are being developed to neutralise a range of misused drugs, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, which when overdosed can often lead to death or permanent organ damage. As the incidence of drug intoxication reaches epidemic levels worldwide, with significant health and social costs, our technology will provide an accessible tool for emergency services, ultimately helping to save lives.

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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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Scope

The news we read is heavily biased towards negative clickbait, stories about death and scandal are commonplace and overshadow lots of interesting coverage. Good journalism about current affairs and new technologies is often missed even though it is highly relevant and more beneficial. News providers use negative news to craft big headlines, exploiting human psychology to draw people in. This leads to a disproportionate number of negative stories biasing the news. For example, journalism about how Germany manages to run a budget surplus will never be shown on the BBC homepage.

Scope aggregates news and uses machine learning to automatically detect and reduce the visibility of negative clickbait. The platform, accessible via mobile, tablet and desktop, is delivered through a website and native Android and iOS applications. Scope loads live articles from all major news providers and employees a probabilistic approach to suppress negative clickbait using cutting edge recurrent neural networks. A user enters their favourite news topics and sources, allowing the platform to provide them with a custom-built news feed post filtering; resulting in relevant and previously overshadowed articles being brought to the forefront.

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Screenme

ScreenMe offers a platform that uses information obtained from the microbiome to tailor everyday grocery shopping to the personal needs of expecting mothers, nursing mothers and their children. We use the latest technological advances in the fields of personalised medicine and microbiome research so parents can be confident that our advice will help them do their best to promote the healthy, long-term development of their children.

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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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Tinker Design

Tinker Design, a wearable technology company addressing health, wellness and comfort. Athena, by Tinker is a smart interactive massage shoe controlled via your smartphone for a customised massage on your feet. The sensor technology allows the user to measure feedback and customise different massage sensations. It is personalised to transform your wellbeing to help optimise your lifestyle for healthy living - engaging each individual in an inherently personal way.

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Uverify

With fraudulent certificates and degrees being increasingly accessible for purchase online, educational institutions, learners, and employers alike are finding it expensive and time-consuming to verify the authenticity of certificates. Paper-based certificates are also vulnerable to loss or damage. The current systems and record keeping processes are fragmented. Holders of certificates have to deal with multiple institutions, often with different processes, digital systems and agencies to manage and verify them.

Uverify is an instant verification tool that is powered by blockchain technology that addresses these issues. We enable learners to manage and take ownership of their lifetime record of certificates and other professional qualifications. Certificates issued by institutions are digital, instantly verifiable, immutable, and secure. Our digital passport creates a single profile view of the learner’s fragmented credentials. Uverify helps institutions combat fraud and saves them time and money by automating the verification process.

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