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Innovate UK helps businesses develop the new products, services and processes they need to grow through innovation.

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YellowDog solves compute complexity. The platform enables customers to locate, schedule and automatically provision the best compute for their requirements, whether that is by price, machine type, location, energy efficiency and more. Supporting compute-intensive companies across AI / ML, Engineering, Life Sciences and Research.

YellowDog is partnered with all major cloud and compute providers, enabling multi-cloud and on-premise compute management, capable of scaling to millions of cores in minutes (including GPU, FPGA and AI-specific cores). BridgeAI participants can access six months free license usage and expert consultancy to support technology teams.

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Since its founding in 1993, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) has been a pioneer in accelerated computing. The company’s invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined computer graphics, ignited the era of modern AI and is fueling the creation of the industrial metaverse. NVIDIA is now a full-stack computing company with data-center-scale offerings that are reshaping industry. More information at

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Supercharge your growth with the Google for Startups Cloud Program
Get access to startup experts, your Google Cloud and Firebase costs covered up to $200,000 USD (up to $350,000 USD for AI startups) over 2 years, technical training, business support, and Google-wide offers. We offer two program tiers, Start and Scale, providing eligible startups with resources, support, and discounts to build and grow your business on Google Cloud. More information at

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AWS Activate is a free programme specifically designed for startups and early stage entrepreneurs that offers the resources needed to get started on AWS. As an AWS Activate member, you get free tools, resources, content and expert support to accelerate your startup at every stage.

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The Port of Tyne, the gateway port in the North-East, is a major deep-sea port located near the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. It is one of the UK's largest and busiest ports, handling a diverse range of cargoes, including bulk commodities, forest products, cars, and containers. The port plays a key role in facilitating trade and transportation in the region and beyond.
The port operates a container terminal on its South Shields estate next to river Tyne, which gets regular weekly calls from feeder vessels from Felixstowe and Rotterdam leading to movement of containers to and from the terminal for various customers.

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TfL is the integrated transportation authority responsible for managing the public transportation network in Greater London. TfL oversees various modes of transportation, including buses, trains, the London Underground, river services, cycling infrastructure, and road systems. The organisation plays a crucial role in planning, operating, and improving the transportation network to ensure safe, efficient, and accessible travel for London residents and visitors.

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RailX’s online digital platform enables customers to obtain a quote and make bookings for the movement of intermodal goods (shipping containers) by rail freight including the final mile arrangements by road. The platform also provides a GLEC-approved carbon saving calculation.

The UK attracts approximately 6,000,000 shipping containers movements per annum, the majority arriving at the UK deep-sea ports of Felixstowe, Southampton and London Gateway, only 10% of which are currently moved by rail. RailX provides SMEs with easy access to rail freight bookings with a view to creating a modal shift from road to rail.

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NeuralEcho Labs is creating the ultimate immersive virtual experience through brain wave communication - an unfulfilled promise from sci-fi books and films of the last century.

The latest technologies in non-invasive Brain-Computer Interfaces, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence come together to build the Neurogamer: a headset that enables mind control, immersive gaming like never before, and the next level in human-computer interaction.

As a multicultural, diverse and inclusive company, NeuralEcho Labs' team spans eight innovators and visionaries across three continents. They are working on applying validated research from the medical industry into new, user-centric products and experiences that will excite youngsters and benefit adults and seniors in their everyday lives. Three new paradigms - Neural Control, Neural Emotions and Neural Vision - are currently being implemented into Gaming and Virtual Reality to enable new game mechanics, engaging interaction methods and a vastly improved user experience.

NeuralEcho Labs was founded in January 2023 in London, United Kingdom, by Alex Rogozea - an engineer previously involved with AI Robots and Visual Effects. Guided by solid principles and values, the company wants to bring change into the world by creating technology that empowers and supports the human mind without enslaving it. Therefore, instead of hijacking time, attention and self-worth from its users, NeuralEcho Labs builds products that close the gap between the human mind and technology. Its vision is a future where mind and machine come together to advance the human race to its next level, and the mission is to create that future ethically and responsibly.

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Visualax aims to bridge the gap between the thriving music and gaming sectors. At present, there's a missed opportunity: both industries overlook the rich possibilities that augmented reality (AR) has to offer. This has limited fans from deeply connecting with music and musicians, affecting artists' outreach and revenue potential.

Introducing "Genbeat", Visualax's pioneering AR app, designed to redefine music engagement. Genbeat harnesses a song's rhythm, melody, and lyrics to craft 3D visuals tailored to the artists preferences using Generative AI, blending them seamlessly with their physical surroundings. It's more than just visuals; it's an entire immersive musical universe right on your smartphone.

Through Genbeat, artists and fans can craft stunning 3D music worlds with gaming elements, offering everyone with a smartphone a unique 360° AR musical journey. Moreover, it's efficient, ensuring prolonged enjoyment without the usual tech drawbacks. Users can enjoy "over" two hours of playtime without overheating their phones or batteries. They can also play the best AR music and rhythmic music games on their smartphone with our state-of-the-art graphics.

Beyond entertainment, Genbeat seeks to make music creation more inclusive, reaching corners of society typically overshadowed in the music tech evolution. Genbeat will democratise music production and transform music accessibility and participation across society. It will promote inclusion and diversity, facilitating music visualisation creation for those who traditionally lack access, such as economically disadvantaged or disabled individuals.

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Creative Colab AI Ltd. develops AI-powered networked haptic devices that push the boundaries of human-computer interaction.

Our devices are designed to:
· Create highly engaging experiences in public spaces
· Help people more effectively express themselves
· Better understand user needs, wants and desires.

Our current project, “momo” is an AI-powered split-flap device designed to be deployed in public spaces such as retailers, stadiums, amusement parks, historical sites, festivals & fairs and other public spaces.
Imagine walking into a bustling public space or retail store and being greeted by a retro yet technologically advanced split-flap display, reminiscent of the golden age of railway stations. The split-flap is networked and interactive, powered by AI.

The split-flap dynamically presents information based on real-time data and user inputs. Users can interact with the display through voice commands, asking questions or requesting specific details.

The AI processes the input, accessing a networked database, and updating the split-flap to showcase the desired information. This allows retailers to showcase daily specials, answer product-related queries and engage promotions, turning the shopping experience into a delightful interactive journey. Additionally, organisations are able to capture valuable data about visitor needs and interests (anonymously and safely).

Beyond its practical uses, the nostalgic charm of the split-flap combined with modern AI technology creates an attraction in itself, making public spaces more lively and engaging.
Momo’s “brain” can be deployed in a wide range of “bodies” and different use cases. We envisage a range of potential IOT applications as well as education/training, entertainment and cultural/artistic applications.

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Kelp Technologies is a SME that collates, processes and analyses product data from the internet and uses it to provide market-wide solutions in the second hand fashion industry.

The key technological innovation will be to deliver "AutolD": a large-scale information processing and retrieval system that leverages a suite of computer vision and LP algorithms to locate the same garments available at multiple online destinations.

This enables Kelp to compare the qualities and attributes of garments for sale online, delivering industry leading insights and services to consumers and businesses alike.
The second-hand market is expected to grow 127% by 2026 with online resale increasing by 4x. The fashion industry must be more efficient, deliver improved customer experience and switch to data driven decision-making if it is to meet its rapid expansion.

This product helps this expansion by:
Reducing Market Asymmetry and Enhancing The Buying Experience: The ability to find multiple versions of the same item from different retailers in one place and to see ancillary information, such as previous resale prices, is a significant benefit for the end-consumer.

Time/Resource Savings: Automated garment identification streamlines the listing process, saving time for fashion resale businesses, who currently manually sort and tag each item, enabling them to scale efficiently.
Improved Profit Margins: The grouping of like items and the ability to search by multiple criteria enables resellers to price items accurately increasing resale probability and profit margins.

Data Aggregation/Insights: The aggregation of data from diverse platforms helps fashion resellers and researchers gain insights into trends and sales patterns at a granular level.

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The genesis of Attent is a tale of grit, perseverance, and groundbreaking vision. Founder and CEO Kelvin Lee initiated this journey while working as an electrician, dedicating years to creating working prototypes sometimes even from his hotel room. His expertise forged a foundation strong enough to build a marvel in electrical distribution monitoring and safety. The journey reached its pinnacle with the collaboration of industry stalwarts - Alex Lennon and Michael Hull, who brought prowess in software and hardware respectively to the table. Together, they harnessed the power of embedded Artificial Intelligence, steering a revolution in electrical safety with the creation of a groundbreaking AIOT device – Attent.

Imagine, right now, the power cuts out. Suddenly, rooms go dark, businesses fall silent, and a wave of uncertainty takes hold. It's in this critical moment that innovation and foresight shine brightest, standing tall against the chaos. This is where the spirit of a startup meets the breakthrough power of Artificial Intelligence technology. It is here that Attent comes to life, offering not just a solution, but a revolution.

Kelvin Lee, accompanied by a team of seasoned professionals, pioneers this startup, ushering in Attent — a culmination of peak innovation, born from the dynamic interplay of entrepreneurial spirit and futuristic vision. Attent stands as a guardian in the realm of electrical distribution monitoring, utilising artificial intelligence not just to predict potential electrical disruptions before they occur but to instantly notify the person responsible for the electrical distribution system in the event of a power failure, ensuring an unmatched level of safety and prompt responsiveness.

With Attent, we are not just predicting the future, but actively shaping a new era where reliability is the norm, guiding society to a reality where the stress and worry of unexpected power disruptions are relegated to history. Experience the revolution with Attent, where cutting-edge technology meets peace of mind, promising a landscape of electrical monitoring that is more secure, more reliable, and astonishingly predictive, thanks to the power of Artificial Intelligence.

Attent pledges to be your unwavering guardian, heralding a future untouched by the unpredictabilities that come with electrical failures.

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Veunex, a visionary startup, is poised to revolutionise safety, particularly in the realms of Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE), by harnessing the formidable capabilities of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data. At its core, Veunex is committed to ushering in a new era of occupational and process safety, fundamentally changing how we perceive and manage risks. Pioneer enterprises are already glimpsing the future of HSE through our innovative solutions.

At the heart of Veunex's mission lies the integration of all risk sources and reaction sources using the formidable capabilities of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Generative AI (Gen AI). We are unwavering in our commitment to infuse integrity into all HSE practices and organisational processes.

We recognize that the modern world is brimming with complex interdependencies, where even a minor lapse in one sector can trigger catastrophic consequences across multiple domains within an enterprise and its environment. That's why Veunex not only monitors, analyses, and responds to potential risks in real time but also proactively equips organisations to identify and mitigate risks long before they materialise.
Our ambition knows no bounds. Veunex relentlessly applied AI and Gen AI to anticipate, prevent, and manage risks across diverse sectors, including construction, drilling rigs, refineries, chemicals, and manufacturing. Our objective is crystal clear: to significantly reduce the likelihood of major accidents capable of disrupting cities and causing immeasurable suffering.
Veunex envisions a world where AI serves as humanity's guardian angel, where predictive analytics and intelligent decision-making preempt disasters before they escalate. Through the fusion of technology, data, and human ingenuity, we are charting a course toward a safer, more resilient future.

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Agave Networks is a B2B online platform for the domestic and international exchange of recovered metals using digital product passports for materials' existence, quality & shipment verification.

We help scrap yards and foundries worldwide to trade recovered metals openly and securely, eliminating the need for personal trust, which can be expensive, time-consuming and risky. Our platform creates immutable digital product passports for each recovered metal a supplier wants to trade. By using computer vision algorithms, our algorithm verifies the materials' existence, quality and shipment, enabling a secure, efficient and open marketplace for recovered metals.

We gather images and videos from our users’ scrap metal offers using available infrastructure like cameras and smartphones, and our CV algorithms validate the material's existence, quality and even shipments. Agave Networks is the only end-to-end solution enabling businesses in the metal recycling and recovering value chain to engage in a secure, efficient and reliable trade, helping the industry take a step further into becoming an open-marketplace and net-zero.

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Material Index is a UK-based Construction Technology SME founded by a team of software developers, engineers, and architects, that enables construction material reuse at scale.

Construction is responsible for over 50% of UK waste by volume, and reuse rates are currently below 2%. Material Index digitises construction projects and real-estate assets to deliver 10x improvement in reuse rates, by closing the loop between deconstruction and construction.

The process inventories buildings to their constituent components and makes this asset register legible to building owners through an online platform. Material Index helps decision-making for building owners by providing insights on properties such as embodied carbon, ease of extraction, and exchange value. Material Index also provides traceability on the next life of building components through material passports.
Material Index uses AI to increase the speed, safety and accuracy of digitisation. MI is exploring the ability to extract metrics from segmented Neural Radiance Field (NeRF) models. This enables audit data to be captured using standard phone cameras and automates the classification, counting and measuring of elements.

Our built environment is responsible for approximately 40% of Carbon emissions, approximately half of which is in the embodied Carbon of construction materials. Our models of redevelopment must embrace material reuse in order to meet our Net Zero targets. Material Index is committed to enabling the transition to a circular built environment.

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The goal of achieving net zero by 2050 requires the mining industry to reduce its carbon footprint, which currently accounts for approximately 8% of the global carbon footprint. Most metals needed for clean technologies (e.g. lithium and nickel for electric car batteries, copper for electrification, iron for wind turbines) and everyday life (e.g. tens of metals for an iPhone) are extracted from open-pit mines. By implementing more efficient pit walls, the industry could save 200 million metric tonnes of CO2-equivalent carbon emissions and $7 billion per year in direct excavation costs globally.

To address this challenge, OptimalSlope Ltd commercialises a new and unique geotechnical software programme which determines optimal pitwall shapes for metalliferous open pit mines so that the overall steepness of the pitwall, from crest to toe, is maximised for the given lithology and rock properties. OptimalSlope’s innovation (Slope Optimiser) can determine the steepest, optimal slope profiles for any given input lithology, as well as visualise and export the output into strategic mine planning software.

OptimalSlope’s core value proposition to customers is that it offers mine owners a new software tool (Slope Optimiser) for designing mine pit walls. By using Slope Optimiser, mine owners can increase their mine excavation efficiency, leading to profitability increases of up to 50%. Additionally, Slope Optimiser can help reduce the mine carbon footprint in Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 20% on average and decrease the number of rock tailings. Mine designers will benefit from a much more automated design process that requires fewer manual operations. This will result in a safer and more consistent mine design process.

Our next milestone is to achieve a 10-50 fold code execution time speedup using Machine Learning (ML).

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