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Pre-Accelerate

These ventures have just started at Accelerate Cambridge. They are at various stages of development, with some having already raised their first seed round.

AEMS

AEMS is developing the next generation AI-driven enterprise software designed for optimising enterprise productivity.

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AI4MD

AI4MD stands for Artificial Intelligence for Material Discovery. LEDs, batteries, solar cells are forecasted to have a market size of nearly $450 billion by 2025. Current materials discovery for manufacturing next-generation energy devices relies on using trial-and-error experimentation, which is very slow and expensive. Plus, the discovered material can have limited performance, high cost and low safety, requiring years of iterative improvements to achieve satisfactory performance. AI4MD will accelerate the discovery of new promising materials using artificial intelligence, leading to materials with reduced costs, improved performance and increased safety levels. Our vision is a world that runs on clean energy.

Visit the AI4MD website

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Ambify

Ambify is an environmental health tech company developing wearable devices to reduce the impact of environmental pollutants on our health and wellbeing. Environmental pollution is considered the world's biggest invisible killer, causing up to 14 per cent of premature deaths globally.

Ambify’s integrated hardware and software solutions allow for individual, real-time and continuous monitoring to known environmental health risk factors. Our mission is to empower individuals, employers, healthcare systems and policy makers with the ability to take actionable steps towards reducing the impact of pollutants on our health.

We are backed by Entrepreneur First, one of Europe’s largest deep-tech investors, and are looking for partners to co-develop our solutions.

Visit the Ambify website

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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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eCo-Sense

With rising population levels and reduction in agricultural land, global food security is at risk. In developing economies, such as India, where agriculture takes up to 14 per cent of the GDP, inefficiencies mean crop production is at 30 per cent of maximum efficiency. So, we have to ask the question, how can we improve crop growth productivity?

There exists a field known as precision agriculture, where IoT-based sensors may be embedded into the soil and can provide data by wireless transmission back to farmers, so that they may make more informed decisions on how to better manage their soil health and therefore improve their crop yields. By taking into account metrics such as temperature, humidity, moisture and CO2 emissions, and cross-referencing with satellite data on crop and soil type from an API, we are able to provide recommendations on how to optimise soil health for farmers.

The next question is how do we power these sensors? Most use a battery or solar cell, which uses unsustainable materials or is intermittent, we use a biophotovoltaic cell, which is in essence, as plants/algae grow they can produce electricity by photosynthesis. This energy can be used to power low-powered sensing kits such as the one we are developing, making this a seamless system made to be embedded in agricultural fields.

Our mission is simple: to empower farmers through information technology.

Visit the eCo-Sense website

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EduRebels

EduRebels uses data analytics to predict and prevent school dropouts in underprivileged areas. Currently, education law in the UK states children may leave formal schooling at the age of 16, but must remain in "full-time training" until the age of 18. This form of education is provided by further education colleges (FECs) which are funded based on the number of students they retain throughout the year. Currently, over 75,000 students leave these institutions every year - costing FECs £214 million in lost government funds. EduRebel uses behavioural and historical data analytics to create an early-warning system and a semi-structured intervention ensuring more students complete their education.

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Equilibrium AI

Equilibrium AI are developing an algorithm to predict when individuals with bipolar disorder will have a mood episode. The algorithm uses passively collected sleep and activity data to predict when mood episodes will occur and notifies individuals so that they can make changes to prevent episodes or reduce the severity of the episode.

Visit the Equilibrium AI website

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Idea d(x)

Idea d(x) is a health data company focused on Africa. Our objective is to sell tech-enabled diagnostics to people with the view of collecting and monetising their data. The first diagnostic we are commercialising is an AI-powered malaria diagnostic that is cheaper more accurate and faster than currently available malaria diagnostic. More than 200 million malaria cases are reported every year, working with international NGOs, we believe we can capture 10 per cent of this market quickly. The proposed malaria diagnostic relies on Full Blood Count technique and can be expanded to additional diseases.

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 per cent 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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MathSpire

MathSpire is an intelligent suite of tools for learning, teaching, and assessing advanced maths. Our platform combines automated questions, interactive graphs, and complete learning resources developed by Cambridge academics. We aim to be a leading international provider of advanced maths education, and a platform for publishers to develop online content.

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Medwyse

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.

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ValidApp

ValidApp verifies applications to schools by testing the authorship of submitted essays and recommendation letters using forensic linguistics and natural language processing. Our software utilises advanced stylometry to test submitted writing and our system constructs a writing profile unique as a fingerprint to each and individual student. While ValidApp is initially used for application verification purposes, institutions can continue to use our services and extend it to the students' assignments and coursework. We want students who are the most deserving, not the most resourced, to get a fair shot at entry into and graduating from the world’s top educational institutions.

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Verchable

At Verchable, we make videos readable and searchable using artificial intelligence and computer vision. Our proprietary technology runs 150 times faster than real-time and can detect people, places and actions within videos in a scalable way. The speed and resulting lower computational power allows us to generate metadata tags for archive as well as live streaming videos for use cases in content recommendation, visibility, search, licensing and contextual advertising. Currently, we are working with news and media companies to help them contextually understand their videos, faster and cheaper.

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Wizion

Wizion AI (formerly Imageheal) develops business software that uses deep learning and computer vision. Wizion is a new image and video search tool which puts privacy first. It allows you to quickly find images and video from your desktop and server. Imagine having personal search engine to quickly find your own digital assets. Wizion takes a reference image and finds all similar images and video. You can then save the found images in a new folder and use them in your work. Unlike competitors, Wizion does not require you to upload anything to the cloud.

Visit the Wizion website

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