St John’s Innovation Centre is delighted to take part in this year’s CW (Cambridge Wireless) Discovering Start-Ups Competition in London.


David Gill, Managing Director at St John’s Innovation Centre, is joining the judging panel comprising of experts from Google, Amazon, SyndicateRoom, UK Business Angels Association, Wayra UK and more.

This year’s annual technology start-up event will see pitches encompassing the latest technologies; from machine learning and artificial intelligence to wearables, 3D facial recognition and driverless cars.

CW (Cambridge Wireless) have announced 10 finalists to pitch at their annual Discovering Start-ups Competition in London, supported and hosted by Deloitte, the business advisory firm. Now in its 8th year, the competition is rising in popularity amongst the investor community.

The finalists will pitch to business leaders and experts in the technology sector including Amazon, Barclays, Intel, Google, BT and Arm Ltd. The competition is a unique opportunity for start-ups to gain exposure among technology advocates but also receive tailored feedback directly from investors.

Supported and hosted by Deloitte at their London offices for the last 3 years, Discovering Start-ups Competition is a great example of how this powerhouse is helping to transform the UKs digital economy by engaging with the start-up community.

This year’s finalists are:

Codeplay Software - Internationally recognized for expertise in heterogeneous systems, having many years of experience with OpenCL™, SYCL™, Vulkan™ and specialized tools for complex processor architectures. Codeplay enables advanced vision processing and machine learning C++ applications using ComputeCpp™.

Heartfelt Technologies – Solving the problem of repeated hospitalisation of non-compliant patients: those who fail to take their drugs, monitor themselves or report worsening of symptoms, and as a result incur over half of healthcare costs. We do this by designing technology that fits around their lives, without requiring behaviour change.

OneVisage SA - Swiss-based 3D facial authentication solution leader, is first to propose a comprehensive 3D facial authentication solution portfolio for mobile and desktop platforms, supporting both RGB and 3D/depth cameras.

Passive Eye Ltd - Self-powered asset tracking and monitoring platform that eliminates the entire cost and administrative overhead for battery recharging. Passive Eye reports the location of field assets for efficient marshalling and deployment.

Propelmee - Enabling L5 autonomy across multiple classes of autonomous vehicles for on-road and off-road use cases including driverless cars, last-mile delivery, and field & service robotics.

Syrona women - Syrona’s goal is to fight gynaecological cancers and STIs through early detection. Syrona is a low cost, non-invasive, at home, rapid diagnostic test with a unique value proposition.

Tangi0 Ltd - Tangi0 has created a patent-pending technology replacing all electronic sensor complications with one flexible touch-sensitive material, producing 3 dimensional controls that are ergonomic, intuitive and engaging.

Third Skin - An ecosystem of wearables to augment our sensory experiences with digital content, and put the humanity back into technology. Their mission is to empower people to enjoy the digital world like people – with freedom of self-expression, elegance and privacy.

Thyngs - fast growing technology platform business that enables marketing people to easily, flexibly and cost effectively add smartphone engagement capability to any of their physical marketing assets.

ZiFiSense - ZiFiSense is a fast-growing Cambridge-based IoT technology provider. Based on the ZETA LPWAN technology, ZiFiSense provides complete end-to-end IoT solutions to industrial customers and it has built the largest license-free LPWAN in China.

Three winners will be announced during a drinks reception and will be awarded a place in the finals of the £70k Wayra Acceleration Programme, 6 months access to Allia’s Serious Impact Incubator of choice, free CW Founder membership and a pass to the 2018 CW International Conference.

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