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2016 Diamond Winner
Education + Retail

Although women make up 47% of the workforce, they represent only 25% of STEM occupations.
We are changing the the face of the next generation in science by creating a revolution today. Imagine the power of inspiring the young generation to have confidence, mastery, and excitement in STEM experiences. Through the use of strong role models and community support, we have created a novel educational toy line - each toy consisting of a 3-part package across a variety of scientific disciplines.

2016 Diamond Winner
Agriculture

World egg production industries rely on a single sex only (female for layers and male for poultry), while the other sex is usually disposed shortly after hatching.
This causes substantial ethical, environmental and economic problems.
Over 3 billion male chicks are killed annually.
We are developing a technology which identifies the sex at early stage of incubation, saves these chicks from being hatched, avoids their incubation and keeps the eggs within the food industry.

2016 Diamond Winner
Aerospace + Agriculture + High Tech

Our team is committed to creating actionable intelligence from satellite imagery and other data about the planet. Our technology allows us to quickly go from hypothesis testing to meaningful, global-scale measurements and forecasts aimed at decision makers in finance, insurance, government and agribusiness. Our first product is called Kernel: an in-season yield forecast for US corn that is now in testing with a select group of pilot customers this growing season.

2016 Diamond Winner
Cybersecurity

EYL provides a hardware-based solution to secure computer network systems and replace software options that can be easily hacked. EYL provides unpredictable quantum random numbers by extracting them from a radioisotope in a tiny 5mm chip. The result is extremely fast and effective random numbers that can be deployed for security systems, computer networks and other purposes. EYL technology is being trialled in the public and private sectors.

2016 Diamond Winner
Medical Devices + Medical Devices

Surgeons still staple and suture more than they would like, as current glues don't live up to the task. But with limited success: e.g. leakage occurs in up to 15% of bowel resection procedures. We have developed a polyurethane based surgical glue which is fast acting, strong, flexible and fully biodegradable. This unique combination of features allows for use in unprecedented cases. It can function as a replacement for sutures topically, or as a suture or staple line reinforcement internally.

2016 Diamond Winner
Healthcare + Healthcare Delivery

Versantis is a pharmaceutical company developing an innovative drug capture platform to treat life-threatening intoxications. This liposomal system will lead to disruptive drugs in a broad range of indications of high unmet need. Built on a de-risked lead candidate with an orphan status (VS-01) , a lean development and regulatory path, and a qualified management team, Versantis will commercialize in 5 years the first drug to save patients with acute liver disease whose mortality rate is >50%.

2016 Diamond Winner
Online Commerce & Marketplaces

For manufacturing companies, downtime is expensive. When machines fail, companies lose millions every hour that their plant has stopped. They mitigate this risk by stockpiling all the spare parts that they may need but this method is very wasteful. 30% of all parts inventory (value >$1 Tn) is obsolete. machIQ offers a less expensive on-demand buying model to achieve the same outcome. Customers can also identify & reduce their obsolete inventory and sell them to buyers on our P2P marketplace.

2016 Diamond Winner
Online Commerce & Marketplaces

At Gus we develop proprietary artificial intelligence to automate all forms of customer operations. Our technology is pioneering natural language processing in spanish so we can understand the context of users commands instead of identifying key words. We mix humans and AI to go beyond client communications providing instant service across any chat app and saving money in the process.

2016 Diamond Winner
Internet of Things + Efficiency

GasZen is the first gas management platform focusing on the household market. Taking advantage on the Internet of Things and the New Legislation in Mexico; our team has developed a platform that connects the missing piece for most gas suppliers and distributors - the domestic and comercial stationary tank - through our device. Furthermore, the platform allows a communication tool between the end user and gas supplier to get an efficient, transparent and reliable service.

2016 Diamond Winner
Health and Wellness

Sensio AIR is for people with airborne allergies and asthma, who want to prevent their outbreaks. The device, that can be fitted at home, the office or in healthcare and commercial facilities, is the only allergen tracker with state-of-the-art patented technology. Connected trough your smartphone, it shows you in detail what is in the air you breathe: it detects allergens and irritants then informs you on possible actions to reduce your exposure and improve the quality of the air.

Platinum Winners
2016 Platinum Winner
Cybersecurity

BlindHash has developed and has been granted a patent on a new way to secure passwords and user databases on the internet. Our "blind hashing" solution completely eliminates the possibility of password theft, protecting companies and their customers from costly and disruptive data breaches. Our technology can economically protect any business from the smallest SaaS startups to Amazon and Facebook.

2016 Platinum Winner
Aerospace + Hardware & Robotics

Every few hours, one Library of Congress worth of data is created on orbit by commercial satellite operators. The cost to get this data down to the ground for use is excessive and growing more complex. Analytical Space is creating a network of in-space relays that utilize laser communications to solve this problem, allowing operators to offload more data at costs comparable to cellular data plans, all while using their existing hardware.

2016 Platinum Winner
Enterprise Software

WeTrack provides a new way to manage projects. Born out of the London 2012 Olympic Games, WeTrack is a project management software built specifically around client needs. It covers the key principles in project management by combining all the best parts of an objective/tasking system with a full risk and issues register without the red tape. With a key focus on UI/UX, WeTrack is the easiest way to manage any large scale event, boasting clients such as The FA, Ryder Cup and The Jockey Club.

2016 Platinum Winner
Agriculture + Environment

We produce animal feed the way nature intended.

Entocycle, is an innovative feed company that is developing one the most advanced, efficient and sustainable systems to feed the world.

We are utilising the power of Hermetia illucens (Black Soldier Fly) to 'up-cycle' organic food waste into a sustainable protein feed alternative for aquaculture and livestock.

"Nature does not believe in waste, and neither do we"

Gold Winners
2016 Gold Winner
Consumer Products + General

Parents unable to console crying babies can become anxious and discouraged, which can weaken the parent-baby bond. Witnessing their heartache inspired a maternity nurse to design Tranquilo Mat to soothe babies in seconds by mimicking the womb’s familiar sounds and motions including gentle vibrations, whooshing, and heartbeats. The mat is a portable and versatile solution, usable anywhere, even in parents’ arms. Tranquilo creates happier families and a more peaceful world, one baby at a time.

2016 Gold Winner
Internet of Things

Versatile Natures is a data mining and AI platform helping field construction managers and their headquarters build faster, safer and with better cost & efficiency, using the crane as an IoT data provider, utilizing advanced process control methodologies that have minimized waste and increased efficiency in hitech fabs for years.

2016 Gold Winner
Medical Devices + Aerospace

We solve the most frustrating unsolved problem in laparoscopic surgeries - camera fogging. Laparoscopy has evolved into a surgical standard with many of open surgeries shifting steadily to this surgical procedure, currently 15 M surgeries are performed annually worldwide. Using breakthrough plasma technology, we eliminate the problem and maintain a clear view for the whole operation. By a simple and single pre-op treatment, done by the nurse, we make the surgeon forget the problem ever existed.

2016 Gold Winner
Medical Devices + Public Health

ALS and other "Locked in" patients represent a subgroup of people with fully functional cognitive abilities who gradually lose their ability to speak and the ability to use their upper limbs.
The existing communication means are very expensive, cumbersome to calibrate, require a screen, and most of all, they are not fully mobile.
EyeControl is an affordable, mobile and easy to use communication device, that will unlock ALS and other "locked in" patients worldwide.

2016 Gold Winner
Food, Beverages & Restaurants

Whole Heart Provisions is going to make you crave vegetables. We are a fast casual restaurant concept that takes flavors you'll find in the world's best restaurants, and serves them in under two minutes, for under $10. All of our food and packaging are plant based, helping us please the planet, our bodies, and most importantly, our taste buds. Since our launch in October 2015, we've served over 40,000 customers. We plan to become the Chipotle of the flexitarian generation.

2016 Gold Winner
Education + High Tech

IBM called us the Uber for Education.

Jasmine is a mother from a Nigerian slum in our program & she doesn’t have education for her children, but she does have a mobile phone.

So we train & certify Home Educators from Jasmine’s own community to teach her thru SMS text messages. Jasmine then educates her children in her own home.

For educating her children and answering a quiz correctly, Jasmine is rewarded with free minutes and texts to her mobile phone, gamifying the learning process

2016 Gold Winner
Medical Devices

Neither kids nor adults enjoys having current orthodontic braces. You have to wear them 2-3 years and often get stuck with “metal mouth.” Signature Orthodontics addresses this problem by applying patented, next-generation manufacturing technology adapted for use in orthodontic treatment by the industry's leading experts.

2016 Gold Winner
Hardware & Robotics

Sea Machines Robotics is building the technology that will enable the era of autonomous and remote-commanded marine & maritime vessels. Sea Machines systems allow surface craft to operate & navigate safely and efficiently with or without an on board crew. Initial applications ready to take advantage of autonomy are tugboats, launches, survey work boats, and dredging vessels, and as the technology gains wider acceptance we will expand into the over-the-horizon operations such as cargo shipping.

2016 Gold Winner
Financial Technology + High Tech

RateGravity addresses the major issues in the $2.0T US mortgage market. Due to the actions of the highly commissioned mortgage salesperson, consumers are paying tens of thousands of dollars in excess interest on their loans and only 1 of 4 borrowers applies with more than one lender. RateGravity is redefining how consumers finance their home by eliminating the salesperson and providing a solution to compare, choose and close with local lenders, saving tens of thousands of dollars in interest.

2016 Gold Winner
Education + Consumer Products

Joulez will empower tween girls globally with the skills, knowledge, vocabulary and courage needed to create the world-changing innovations and tech jobs of tomorrow. Playthings directly impact career choice – Joulez disrupts the boy-centric STEM toy offering with products proven to resonate with girls and their parents through deep user testing. Our kits let girls build and personalize beautiful crafts while learning valuable STEM skills and exploring fun, engaging online content.

2016 Gold Winner
Efficiency

CoolComposites is a startup that is working to produce a phase change material (PCM) for energy efficient buildings. Competing PCM products are extremely expensive, require substantial modifications to building construction, or both. Our goal is to produce a drop-in additive for building materials based on inorganic PCMs, which are more than 10x cheaper than their existing organic counterparts. This will allow us to offer a 'zero-day' payback period enabled by novel materials synthesis.

2016 Gold Winner
Medical Devices + Medical Devices

BrainRobotics is based in Boston MA and focuses on developing EEG (aka, Electroencephalography, or brainwave) controlled robotic prosthesis, which can be directly controlled using brainwave without using hands on a cost effective basis. This can be a life changer to those who suffered from loss of limb. The project is perceived as a great combination of cutting-edge technology and social responsibility. With BrainRobotic’s technology, you are in control to live a wonderful life.

2016 Gold Winner
Online Commerce & Marketplaces

Independent Beauty Professionals are having problems maintaining their skills in their craft and managing a business at the same time—BeautyLynk solves that problem by creating a full software solution that will manage the entire beauty business operation. BeautyLynk provides independent contractors and salon owners with a software platform that handles on-demand appointment booking, financial transactions, record keeping, and customer sourcing.

2016 Gold Winner
Hardware & Robotics + High Tech

3DFortify is a materials company spun out of Professor Randall Erb’s lab at NEU. Our innovative 3D Magnetic alignment technology controls the orientation of composite reinforcement in three dimensions. This merges superior mechanical properties with the customization of 3D Printing. Current composites are expensive, time intensive, hard to customize, and have limited geometries. Our patented technologies allow for cheaper, faster, and the most complex composite manufacturing to date.

2016 Gold Winner
Internet of Things

Xsensio develops the first “Lab-on-SkinTM” wearable sensing platform for next-generation wearable solutions: a modular sensing tool able to continuously detect biomarkers at the surface of our skin to provide real-time continuous information about our health condition. Xsensio positions itself at the intersection of two massive and fast-growing markets: biosensors with blood tests, and wearables with simple, continuous and non-invasive feedback.

2016 Gold Winner
Agriculture

TwentyGreen addresses the huge societal challenge of meeting growing world demand for protein by offering a solution to animal feeding that is at the same time more beneficial for the farmed animals, more profitable for the farmer, and more sustainable for our environment.

TwentyGreen produces a natural animal feed probiotic that provides a combined solution for today’s three major animal farming problems:
1. Feed cost
2. Disease burden
3. Ecological impact

2016 Gold Winner
Food, Beverages & Restaurants

Kenyan farmers get 1% from every cup of coffee drunk worldwide. The rest of the 99% remains in the Supply chain. There has been a decline in Kenyan Coffee Production despite rising Coffee demand over the same period.

Taste of Kenya was established to ensure farmers benefit through direct trade and the Kenyan coffee production improves. This will ensure farmers get better prices and are paid on time while roasters have access to premium Kenyan coffee supported by farm traceability.

2016 Gold Winner
Food, Beverages & Restaurants

Remember the horse meat scandal? What if every consignment could have been tested on the go? Adulterated food can destroy brands, profits and careers. QC labs cannot cope with the faster cycles of the factory. We transformed a time consuming laboratory DNA test into a patented, portable, idiot-proof, hand-held kit that gives actionable results in minutes. DNAFoil, our frontline solution, fits ongoing processes and will secure the global meat, seafood, dairy and crops.

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2016 Gold Winner
Financial Technology + General

We build technology that leverages Blockchain and Bitcoin to achieve faster, cheaper, more secure, and more accessible financial services for individuals and businesses in Mexico. We believe digital currencies will revolutionize our global financial system and cross-border payments by reducing operational friction and lowering the cost of these services. We have a particular focus on remittances, international payments, payment processing, and micropayments.

2016 Gold Winner
Financial Technology + High Tech

Bayonet is a financial technology company, focused on increasing ecommerce acceptance rates and reducing chargebacks due to fraud related issues. According to Visa, over 1.2 billion USD were lost to fraud related issues in Latin America during 2016. A 60 billion USD online sales region, where Mexico faces a 13.9% rejection of all orders due to suspected fraud and more than 1.9% of chargebacks. Bayonet's team experienced this problem first hand at a local payment gateway and is now solving it.

2016 Gold Winner
Healthcare + Healthcare Delivery

Donor breast milk (DBM) is used to enhance the chances of survival and long-term health of sick and premature babies who have no access to maternal milk. There is currently a lack of equitable access to DBM across the UK. The HMB will also establish a first-of-its-kind research biobank to enable novel studies, collaborating with scientists across nutritional analysis, cancer research, microbiomics, and optimal donor milk usage. Surplus revenue will support local perinatal services.

2016 Gold Winner
Medical Devices

We make cardiovascular surgeries more accurate and safe. Our technology helps clinicians accurately plan and rehearse stent placements inside blood vessels. Using predictive computations and AI, we make maximum use of available patient data and previous cases to accurately predict the behaviour of devices inside each patient’s configuration. This allows clinicians to optimise device selection, thereby reducing complications and associated cost of stenting surgeries for hospitals and society.

2016 Gold Winner
Agriculture + Efficiency + Design

As the world population rises and our natural resources become ever more depleted, the pressures on world agriculture have never been greater. Precision agricultural technologies are key to achieving maximum efficiency from our land, natural and manufactured resources. The onTrak precision guidance system developed by Agricision aims to provide access to some high impact technologies for the many producers for whom the large investment currently required is a major barrier to adoption.

Sidecar Winners
2016 Sidecar Winner
Therapeutics (Pharma / Biotech)

LambdaVision is developing a protein-based retinal implant to restore vision to the tens of millions blinded by age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. There is no cure for these diseases and current treatments only slow their progression, and people are going blind. LambdaVision's flexible, minimally-invasive, subretinal design, is the first to use a photoactive protein to replace the function of the damaged photoreceptor cells to provide high-resolution vision.

2016 Sidecar Winner
Therapeutics (Pharma / Biotech)

Some people are thinner than others, and DLS has identified a mutation in humans that causes thinness. The mutation in the target protein causes loss-of-function leading to the wasting of energy in the body and results in thinness. DLS is in the process of creating a small molecule inhibitor to the target protein that will similarly cause an inefficient metabolism and lead to thinness regardless of the cause of obesity. Following nature's example provides a safer path to curing obesity.

2016 Sidecar Winner
Therapeutics (Pharma / Biotech)

Angiex is pioneering a new approach to cancer therapy: vascular targeting. Angiex is making an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) therapy against a novel target expressed by tumor endothelial cells and by most tumor cells.

In preclinical studies, Angiex ADCs have shown an ability to regress human xenograft and mouse syngeneic tumors. If toxicity to the normal vasculature can be limited, Angiex's ADC has the potential to provide an effective treatment for all solid tumors.

Silver Winners
2016 Silver Winner
Internet of Things

Loginno provides unique disruptive solution to convert normal containers into smart IoT containers, able to transmit crucial real time data as an industry standard. Loginno managed to secure several disruptive technological, operational and design advantages, which enable Loginno to be the only company in the world able to offer ROI projects to equip entire container fleets.
Loginno is an SAP OEM partner, working closely together to enable logistics digital transformation in global enterprises.

2016 Silver Winner
Travel & Tourism + High Tech

We are helping people book free flights by using their airline miles. As of today there are $700 billion USDs worth of airline and hotel miles & points. Yet only a small percentage of people know how to use them correctly, with the rest not knowing how many miles they have, let alone what they can use them for.
That's why we created VOL, which displays real-time, easy-to-book award flights and refers the user to the booking page. VOL also suggests free flights for the user to book.

2016 Silver Winner
Telecommunications & Mobile

Snapp is the business platform for the mobile-only economy
We enable businesses to build their first online presence (Snapp Builder), empower users to discover, connect and transact online (Snapp Wave), allow 3rd party developers and companies to build on top of the Snapp ecosystem and reach instantly the exponentially growing, yet untapped, mobile-only market (Snapp Bridge). 2,000,000,000 People will come online by 2020 and over 110 million businesses will be created only in Latam/Africa/Asia

2016 Silver Winner
Travel & Tourism

bitemojo is an e-commerce application providing couples and small groups the opportunity to experience destinations through their local cuisine by taking self-guided culinary biteTours. In addition to the tasting, biteTours encourage interaction with the local people behind the bites and learn about their personal background. During the tour travelers can gain biteCredits and turn them to free bites as part of the experience.

2016 Silver Winner
Medical Devices

Access for Life's vision is to facilitate therapies that require repetitive vascular access (RVA) for chronic disease patients. Our patented JEM ™ devices technology & design will preserve the vessel wall & reduce clinical complications due to vessel wall damage e.g. perforation, pseudoaneurysms, hematomas, stenosis & thrombosis, reducing morbidity mortality& costs.
JEM: easier & safer RVA for hemodialysis & chemotherapy & continuous chronic intravenous infusion in adult & pediatric patients.

2016 Silver Winner
Environment + Energy / Clean Tech

80% of America is locked out of the solar market because they cannot install solar on their roof. Solstice expands the clean energy market by rapidly deploying community-shared solar at low-cost and at scale. We do this by creating a viral solar community--we tap the power of organizations and incentivize local champions to earn extra income by enrolling their friends digitally. With community solar, friends enjoy clean energy at no upfront cost and and save money on their electric bill.

2016 Silver Winner
Diagnostics + Healthcare

QSM Diagnostics has the fastest and lowest-cost diagnostic sensor platform for identifying and monitoring common bacteria in blood, urine, sputum, or wounds. Our technology provides results in 1 minute by detecting electronic signals from unique bacteria-produced molecules with zero sample preparation. It will provide early guidance at the point-of-care to doctors and veterinarians treating infections. The instrument is battery powered and portable. Only 10 microliters of sample fluid is needed.

2016 Silver Winner
Enterprise Software

The top rated door knocking app. Polis was created by canvassers for canvassers. It makes managing door-to-door sales or cause based canvassing easy.

Door-knocking managers spend hours training field sales reps, creating walk lists and entering data into spreadsheets. Polis automates logistics, data management and progress reports so your staff can spend more time in front of people and less time behind spreadsheets.

2016 Silver Winner
Healthcare IT + Education

Neuromotion empowers children to build emotional strength. Developed at Boston Children's Hospital, the company’s proprietary Bioresponsive Therapy confronts the access and quality challenges in mental health by combining the power of wearable technology, video games, and data into a clinically-proven, digital treatment platform for mental health. Neuromotion was founded by a team of scientists and technologists driven to build a new treatment model for mental health.

2016 Silver Winner
Medical Devices + Cybersecurity

Potentially billions worldwide suffer from underserved and treatable visual disorders. Current (so-called) solutions commonly mask the problem (e.g. glasses, contacts) while attempts at treatment are either inaccessible, widely hated, or ineffective after the age of 8. By leveraging mobile VR technologies, perceptual learning and eye training, Luminopia has created an unparalleled, proprietary treatment device that is safe, fun, and fast in order to improve both vision and quality of life.

2016 Silver Winner
Food, Beverages & Restaurants

We make the world's best alcoholic ginger beer. This is cold-pressed ginger, lemon juice & nutmeg. This is dry, fresh & well-balanced ginger beer. Willie Fenichel, a Cape Cod goat farmer, started making this ginger beer as a hobby. 5 years later, the brew was so good that we had to bring it to the world. Craft beer and, most recently, craft cider & ginger's explosive growth shows that the industry is ready for innovation. Let's go.

2016 Silver Winner
Gaming & Consumer

Mobile entertainment has gone beyond sharing videos and playing Angry Birds; millennials are enhancing their videos with facemasks and playing Pokemon Go in Augmented Reality. Escher is going beyond these simple effects to provide a true interactive 3D AR engine for developers. Whether it be turning the floor into lava, playing ball with a digital pet, or having a parrot land on your shoulder, Escher is powering the future of 3D interactive mobile entertainment

2016 Silver Winner
Efficiency + Energy / Clean Tech

The primary limiting factor of an electric vehicle’s performance is the power and energy capabilities of its energy storage by directly affecting its range, cost, power, and lifetime. Electra’s hybrid energy storage module is a product of electrical engineering combined with chemistry: our system marries the high energy density of safe battery chemistries with the high power density storage creating an efficient hybrid solution optimized for a vehicle’s performance and application.

2016 Silver Winner
Medical Devices + Healthcare

Imagine getting admitted to a hospital to get treated, but acquiring an additional infection. Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) is a Hospital acquired, fatal infection of the lungs, which happens in patients who are on the ventilator. Every year more than 250,000 patients succumb to VAP in India alone,while in US the reported cases of VAP are more than 120,000. Coeo Labs has developed an intelligent secretion and oral hygiene management system to effectively reduce the risk of acquiring VAP.

2016 Silver Winner
Storage + Energy / Clean Tech

Battery Resourcers is committed to changing the dynamics for processing end of life lithium ion batteries. Currently most lithium ion batteries are landfilled. If they are recycled only the metal value is recovered. Battery Resourcers proprietary process allows one to directly synthesize new cathode materials from spent lithium ion cells. The Battery Resourcers recycling process will be able to deliver low cost cathode materials to the lithium ion battery market enabling green technologies.

2016 Silver Winner
Consumer Products

Sensorwake improves the well-being and health of people by using the sense of smell.

Its first product, an olfactory alarm clock , wakes you up in a good mood with your favorite perfumes like coffee, hot croissant, sea side... all scents being made by Givaudan.

Sensorwake was finalist at the Google Science Fair 2014, made a $200,000+ Kickstarter launch and won an Innovation Award at the CES Las Vegas 2016. Its CEO Guillaume Rolland is 19 y.o. and one of the Google Ambassadors in Europe.

2016 Silver Winner
Medical Devices

Intento is a spin-off company of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, developing a solution for the rehabilitation of upper limbs of paralyzed stroke patients. Our solution fosters higher functional recovery than conventional therapy, helping stroke patients to re-learn lost movements, already after two weeks of usage. Our product is based on a novel patent-pending electrode technology and non-invasive functional electrical stimulation.

2016 Silver Winner
Internet & Web

homePad is the first full-stack SaaS platform for rental activities - €16bn European potential market

A complete solution to generate and manage digital reports (property inspections, furniture inspection, task management, service providers management, tenants communication, etc

With more than 1076 companies using daily homePad Pro our business model is growing in Europe (France, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Denmark)

2016 Silver Winner
Internet of Things + Diagnostics

The way we move is important to solving diseases like Parkinson's and cerebral palsy, to becoming a better athlete, from a baby's first step, to winning the Olympics. The way we move is essential to who we are. Gait Up makes and sells next generation wearable technology for motion analysis in the sports, healthcare and wellness industries. Our products include gait and running analysis, physical activity monitoring, and OEM solutions with partners. Motion analytics. Accurate. Easy to interpret.

2016 Silver Winner
Hardware & Robotics

We provide fast motion sensing based on 3D imaging . Our CMOS sensors promise to revolutionize automotive safety by making LIDAR functionality affordable ; they also enable autonomous industrial vehicle and smart buildings that adapt to occupancy.
3D imager characteristics
• resolution ( > 1.5 mm distance, 160x120 pixels imaging),
• accuracy (operations under bright or dark lighting condition),
• medium range (>50m, VCSEL arrays s),
• speed (>300-1000 fps)
• low cost (50-250$)

2016 Silver Winner
Hardware & Robotics

Vizir combines thermal vision and augmented reality to give fire fighters a clear vision in dark and smoky environments. Tests with fire fighters show that Vizir increases their sense of orientation and ability to locate victims and hotspots. Our unique visualisation technology provides a comfortable and clear understanding of the surroundings. Active engagement of fire departments and a market research in four countries show a strong interest in our product.

2016 Silver Winner
Entertainment & Media

AEROTAIN offers new and innovative ways to interact with audiences. Our flying machine Skye can take virtually any shape and brings brands and products airborne. This allows us to create fun, interactive, and memorable experiences for everyone to enjoy. Skye is safe enough to operate above crowds!

2016 Silver Winner
Medical Devices

Granta is a dream of a group of talented people with the vision of helping the disadvantaged and making a positive change. We provide a high-end solution, to design and manufacture a faster, cheaper, exact and personalised implant for every patient, making possible to have an aesthetical result that facilitates their reinsertion to society. Annually more than 30k people experience this problem in Mexico, of which 90% are from the public health sector which is over saturated & could be benefited

2016 Silver Winner
Education + Internet & Web

Cuantix is a cloud-based platform designed to make it easier and affordable the impact evaluation process of any kind of education program. It is the unique software offering an effective guide to quantify and show how participants’ lives have changed after the program. This is a first piece of solution for one of the most important challenges in impact investment: to know what happened to the beneficiaries of a program (5, 10 years later) and demonstrate the investment’s social return

2016 Silver Winner
Other - Services

BackStartup is a fast growing, virtual back office that helps Entrepreneurs concentrate in their core business, while revolutionizing how they handle their legal and accounting problems. Through a central dashboard and with a highly competent team of Lawyers and Accountants, we take care of the needs that every small business with big ambitions may have: incorporation, accounting, taxes, payroll, contracts, corporate IP and labor law, amongst others, all in one place and at an affordable price.

2016 Silver Winner
Education + Consumer Products

Up Learn uses AI and neuroscience to ensure every student can achieve an A*. We detect each student’s strengths and weaknesses to construct a personalised learning experience.

Our beta course in A Level Economics attracted over 1,700 students. On average, students completed 52 lessons each. 95% of those who completed it achieved the highest possible grade in their exams.

It costs only £18 per week, and for every student who pays, we give a course free to a student who can't.

2016 Silver Winner
Education Technology

Communication is key to the learning experience, yet there's currently no effective and easy-to-use communication platform dedicated to education. That's the problem Ublend solves. Like Slack for education.

Ublend allows instructors to save time by empowering collaborative learning, structure classroom communication and easily get the attention of all students.

Students benefit from having a dedicated platform where they can discuss and share questions and content with classmates.

2016 Silver Winner
Consumer Products + Design

Founded by Harvard Business School alum and former start-up executive, Sahar Meghani, Trunkaroo is a monthly subscription box for kids. Every month we design and deliver smart, delightful hands-on projects for 3-8 year olds. By providing all the necessary materials, instructions and inspiration in a “trunk”, Trunkaroo makes the process of creating, discovering and experimenting magical for kids and super convenient for grown-ups. Each trunk encourages “STEAM-based” exploration, is gender-neutra

2016 Silver Winner
Telecommunications & Mobile

Half of prisoners lose touch with their families while inside, increasing their chances of reoffending upon release. Prison Voicemail is a social venture using technology to improve communication between prisoners and their families. Our service enables them to exchange regular voicemails, making it the fastest and most convenient way to stay in touch. Launched in October 2015, the service is rapidly expanding across prisons in England and Wales.

2016 Silver Winner
Retail & Advertising Technology

By clicking on the Pouch icon in their browser as they shop, our users are presented the best valid Voucher codes and discounts for the specific website they are on, without them ever having the leave the site.

This in turn helps Merchants to significantly reduce their website abandonment rates and monetise their existing traffic without rescinding control of the user journey.

Pouch is paid a commission every time one of our users makes a successful purchase. We work with 3000 Merchants.

2016 Silver Winner
Online Commerce & Marketplaces

Poppins App enables parents to search for fully-vetted childcarers in their area, even at short notice – perfect for last minute theatre tickets and emergencies. They can save their favourite sitters, allowing them to rebook at the touch of a button, and eventually providing them with a trusted network in their area.

The App allows bookings in advance, for a few hours, a few days or on an ad-hoc basis. Parents can pay babysitters within the App, avoiding the awkward money talk.

2016 Silver Winner
Generation + Environment

Oorja aims to provide clean energy access to 450 million un/underelectrified people in rural Indian communities. We deploy smart micro-grids powered by biomass gasification and solar PV systems to generate, store and transmit reliable and affordable electricity to SMEs as anchor load and low-income households. We use a scaleable community-owned business model to leverage energy provision as a catalyst for socio-economic development to alleviate poverty, empower women and tackle climate change.

2016 Silver Winner
Education + Education Technology

Naturebytes uses technology to re-connect you with wildlife in new and exciting ways. The Naturebytes kits make new technology and sensors accessible for everybody and provide activities that develop digital skills that enable you to see the natural world in ways that weren't possible before. We are a growing community of makers, engineers, scientists, schools and individuals all transforming digital making to help people to re-connect with wildlife.

2016 Silver Winner
Education + Education

Our mission is to make history every student's favourite subject! We create highly engaging and effective short-form history videos and tailored written resources under the guidance of a former OFSTED inspector. History Bombs' Teachers Resources are now available on our website. Since our launch in October 2016, we have made sales to school customers in the UK, USA, Australia and France. Our focus is now to develop our sales and marketing approach and achieve strong market penetration.

2016 Silver Winner
Agriculture + Energy / Clean Tech

DryGro is an Oxford-based AgTech venture that grows food in the desert. Using proprietary technology, DryGro can grow food in high-temperature environments using 99% less water than conventional agriculture. DryGro has the potential to significantly disrupt food markets globally. At scale, this technology could open up unproductive desert land to economic food production, making a significant impact on global food security and water conservation. Lets make the deserts bloom.

2016 Silver Winner
Internet & Web + Healthcare IT

Clustermarket is an online sharing platform for life scientists to list, discover and book lab- space, equipment, expertise and tissues within their institution or cluster. The resources can be rented out to external counterparties and can also be shared internally to allow a simple integration in the lab manager ‘s daily tasks. Clustermarket's goal is to make R&D in life sciences more affordable and less time consuming, thereby every idea has the chance to become a breakthrough innovation.

2016 Silver Winner
Diagnostics + Diagnostics

Prostate cancer is a global socio-economic problem. A novel diagnostic approach will help to distinguish between Prostate Cancer and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, the most common non-cancer prostatic condition in ageing men with symptoms similar or overlapping with those of prostate cancer. The test can be regularly performed by men using a self-monitoring tool or by a GP using a bench top device. The test will monitor the wellness of the prostate, which is typically affected in cancer patients.

2016 Silver Winner
Financial Technology

AID:Tech brings transparency and efficient to the distribution of funds and social services by governments & NGOs. We use blockchain technology to create a fully traceable flow of information. Our solution works offline and in environments with interrupted power supplies.

2016 Silver Winner
Internet & Web

Our online marketplace solves the frustration of finding, calling and emailing dozens of event suppliers only to find that many aren’t available, out of your price range or can’t provide what you need.

Simply tell us your requirements and we do all of the hard work. We reach out to the relevant suppliers in your area and provide you with personalised quotes from those that are available and well suited to your event.

Startups
2016 Silver Winner
Internet of Things

Loginno provides unique disruptive solution to convert normal containers into smart IoT containers, able to transmit crucial real time data as an industry standard. Loginno managed to secure several disruptive technological, operational and design advantages, which enable Loginno to be the only company in the world able to offer ROI projects to equip entire container fleets.
Loginno is an SAP OEM partner, working closely together to enable logistics digital transformation in global enterprises.

2016 Gold Winner
Consumer Products + General

Parents unable to console crying babies can become anxious and discouraged, which can weaken the parent-baby bond. Witnessing their heartache inspired a maternity nurse to design Tranquilo Mat to soothe babies in seconds by mimicking the womb’s familiar sounds and motions including gentle vibrations, whooshing, and heartbeats. The mat is a portable and versatile solution, usable anywhere, even in parents’ arms. Tranquilo creates happier families and a more peaceful world, one baby at a time.

2016 Platinum Winner
Cybersecurity

BlindHash has developed and has been granted a patent on a new way to secure passwords and user databases on the internet. Our "blind hashing" solution completely eliminates the possibility of password theft, protecting companies and their customers from costly and disruptive data breaches. Our technology can economically protect any business from the smallest SaaS startups to Amazon and Facebook.

2016 Silver Winner
Travel & Tourism + High Tech

We are helping people book free flights by using their airline miles. As of today there are $700 billion USDs worth of airline and hotel miles & points. Yet only a small percentage of people know how to use them correctly, with the rest not knowing how many miles they have, let alone what they can use them for.
That's why we created VOL, which displays real-time, easy-to-book award flights and refers the user to the booking page. VOL also suggests free flights for the user to book.

2016 Gold Winner
Internet of Things

Versatile Natures is a data mining and AI platform helping field construction managers and their headquarters build faster, safer and with better cost & efficiency, using the crane as an IoT data provider, utilizing advanced process control methodologies that have minimized waste and increased efficiency in hitech fabs for years.

2016 Diamond Winner
Education + Retail

Although women make up 47% of the workforce, they represent only 25% of STEM occupations.
We are changing the the face of the next generation in science by creating a revolution today. Imagine the power of inspiring the young generation to have confidence, mastery, and excitement in STEM experiences. Through the use of strong role models and community support, we have created a novel educational toy line - each toy consisting of a 3-part package across a variety of scientific disciplines.

2016 Silver Winner
Telecommunications & Mobile

Snapp is the business platform for the mobile-only economy
We enable businesses to build their first online presence (Snapp Builder), empower users to discover, connect and transact online (Snapp Wave), allow 3rd party developers and companies to build on top of the Snapp ecosystem and reach instantly the exponentially growing, yet untapped, mobile-only market (Snapp Bridge). 2,000,000,000 People will come online by 2020 and over 110 million businesses will be created only in Latam/Africa/Asia

2016 Gold Winner
Medical Devices + Aerospace

We solve the most frustrating unsolved problem in laparoscopic surgeries - camera fogging. Laparoscopy has evolved into a surgical standard with many of open surgeries shifting steadily to this surgical procedure, currently 15 M surgeries are performed annually worldwide. Using breakthrough plasma technology, we eliminate the problem and maintain a clear view for the whole operation. By a simple and single pre-op treatment, done by the nurse, we make the surgeon forget the problem ever existed.

2016 Gold Winner
Medical Devices + Public Health

ALS and other "Locked in" patients represent a subgroup of people with fully functional cognitive abilities who gradually lose their ability to speak and the ability to use their upper limbs.
The existing communication means are very expensive, cumbersome to calibrate, require a screen, and most of all, they are not fully mobile.
EyeControl is an affordable, mobile and easy to use communication device, that will unlock ALS and other "locked in" patients worldwide.

2016 Diamond Winner
Agriculture

World egg production industries rely on a single sex only (female for layers and male for poultry), while the other sex is usually disposed shortly after hatching.
This causes substantial ethical, environmental and economic problems.
Over 3 billion male chicks are killed annually.
We are developing a technology which identifies the sex at early stage of incubation, saves these chicks from being hatched, avoids their incubation and keeps the eggs within the food industry.

2016 Silver Winner
Travel & Tourism

bitemojo is an e-commerce application providing couples and small groups the opportunity to experience destinations through their local cuisine by taking self-guided culinary biteTours. In addition to the tasting, biteTours encourage interaction with the local people behind the bites and learn about their personal background. During the tour travelers can gain biteCredits and turn them to free bites as part of the experience.

2016 Silver Winner
Medical Devices

Access for Life's vision is to facilitate therapies that require repetitive vascular access (RVA) for chronic disease patients. Our patented JEM ™ devices technology & design will preserve the vessel wall & reduce clinical complications due to vessel wall damage e.g. perforation, pseudoaneurysms, hematomas, stenosis & thrombosis, reducing morbidity mortality& costs.
JEM: easier & safer RVA for hemodialysis & chemotherapy & continuous chronic intravenous infusion in adult & pediatric patients.

2016 Gold Winner
Food, Beverages & Restaurants

Whole Heart Provisions is going to make you crave vegetables. We are a fast casual restaurant concept that takes flavors you'll find in the world's best restaurants, and serves them in under two minutes, for under $10. All of our food and packaging are plant based, helping us please the planet, our bodies, and most importantly, our taste buds. Since our launch in October 2015, we've served over 40,000 customers. We plan to become the Chipotle of the flexitarian generation.

2016 Gold Winner
Education + High Tech

IBM called us the Uber for Education.

Jasmine is a mother from a Nigerian slum in our program & she doesn’t have education for her children, but she does have a mobile phone.

So we train & certify Home Educators from Jasmine’s own community to teach her thru SMS text messages. Jasmine then educates her children in her own home.

For educating her children and answering a quiz correctly, Jasmine is rewarded with free minutes and texts to her mobile phone, gamifying the learning process

2016 Diamond Winner
Aerospace + Agriculture + High Tech

Our team is committed to creating actionable intelligence from satellite imagery and other data about the planet. Our technology allows us to quickly go from hypothesis testing to meaningful, global-scale measurements and forecasts aimed at decision makers in finance, insurance, government and agribusiness. Our first product is called Kernel: an in-season yield forecast for US corn that is now in testing with a select group of pilot customers this growing season.

2016 Silver Winner
Environment + Energy / Clean Tech

80% of America is locked out of the solar market because they cannot install solar on their roof. Solstice expands the clean energy market by rapidly deploying community-shared solar at low-cost and at scale. We do this by creating a viral solar community--we tap the power of organizations and incentivize local champions to earn extra income by enrolling their friends digitally. With community solar, friends enjoy clean energy at no upfront cost and and save money on their electric bill.

2016 Gold Winner
Medical Devices

Neither kids nor adults enjoys having current orthodontic braces. You have to wear them 2-3 years and often get stuck with “metal mouth.” Signature Orthodontics addresses this problem by applying patented, next-generation manufacturing technology adapted for use in orthodontic treatment by the industry's leading experts.

2016 Gold Winner
Hardware & Robotics

Sea Machines Robotics is building the technology that will enable the era of autonomous and remote-commanded marine & maritime vessels. Sea Machines systems allow surface craft to operate & navigate safely and efficiently with or without an on board crew. Initial applications ready to take advantage of autonomy are tugboats, launches, survey work boats, and dredging vessels, and as the technology gains wider acceptance we will expand into the over-the-horizon operations such as cargo shipping.

2016 Gold Winner
Financial Technology + High Tech

RateGravity addresses the major issues in the $2.0T US mortgage market. Due to the actions of the highly commissioned mortgage salesperson, consumers are paying tens of thousands of dollars in excess interest on their loans and only 1 of 4 borrowers applies with more than one lender. RateGravity is redefining how consumers finance their home by eliminating the salesperson and providing a solution to compare, choose and close with local lenders, saving tens of thousands of dollars in interest.

2016 Silver Winner
Diagnostics + Healthcare

QSM Diagnostics has the fastest and lowest-cost diagnostic sensor platform for identifying and monitoring common bacteria in blood, urine, sputum, or wounds. Our technology provides results in 1 minute by detecting electronic signals from unique bacteria-produced molecules with zero sample preparation. It will provide early guidance at the point-of-care to doctors and veterinarians treating infections. The instrument is battery powered and portable. Only 10 microliters of sample fluid is needed.

2016 Silver Winner
Enterprise Software

The top rated door knocking app. Polis was created by canvassers for canvassers. It makes managing door-to-door sales or cause based canvassing easy.

Door-knocking managers spend hours training field sales reps, creating walk lists and entering data into spreadsheets. Polis automates logistics, data management and progress reports so your staff can spend more time in front of people and less time behind spreadsheets.

2016 Silver Winner
Healthcare IT + Education

Neuromotion empowers children to build emotional strength. Developed at Boston Children's Hospital, the company’s proprietary Bioresponsive Therapy confronts the access and quality challenges in mental health by combining the power of wearable technology, video games, and data into a clinically-proven, digital treatment platform for mental health. Neuromotion was founded by a team of scientists and technologists driven to build a new treatment model for mental health.

2016 Silver Winner
Medical Devices + Cybersecurity

Potentially billions worldwide suffer from underserved and treatable visual disorders. Current (so-called) solutions commonly mask the problem (e.g. glasses, contacts) while attempts at treatment are either inaccessible, widely hated, or ineffective after the age of 8. By leveraging mobile VR technologies, perceptual learning and eye training, Luminopia has created an unparalleled, proprietary treatment device that is safe, fun, and fast in order to improve both vision and quality of life.

2016 Sidecar Winner
Therapeutics (Pharma / Biotech)

LambdaVision is developing a protein-based retinal implant to restore vision to the tens of millions blinded by age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. There is no cure for these diseases and current treatments only slow their progression, and people are going blind. LambdaVision's flexible, minimally-invasive, subretinal design, is the first to use a photoactive protein to replace the function of the damaged photoreceptor cells to provide high-resolution vision.

2016 Gold Winner
Education + Consumer Products

Joulez will empower tween girls globally with the skills, knowledge, vocabulary and courage needed to create the world-changing innovations and tech jobs of tomorrow. Playthings directly impact career choice – Joulez disrupts the boy-centric STEM toy offering with products proven to resonate with girls and their parents through deep user testing. Our kits let girls build and personalize beautiful crafts while learning valuable STEM skills and exploring fun, engaging online content.

2016 Silver Winner
Food, Beverages & Restaurants

We make the world's best alcoholic ginger beer. This is cold-pressed ginger, lemon juice & nutmeg. This is dry, fresh & well-balanced ginger beer. Willie Fenichel, a Cape Cod goat farmer, started making this ginger beer as a hobby. 5 years later, the brew was so good that we had to bring it to the world. Craft beer and, most recently, craft cider & ginger's explosive growth shows that the industry is ready for innovation. Let's go.

2016 Diamond Winner
Cybersecurity

EYL provides a hardware-based solution to secure computer network systems and replace software options that can be easily hacked. EYL provides unpredictable quantum random numbers by extracting them from a radioisotope in a tiny 5mm chip. The result is extremely fast and effective random numbers that can be deployed for security systems, computer networks and other purposes. EYL technology is being trialled in the public and private sectors.

2016 Silver Winner
Gaming & Consumer

Mobile entertainment has gone beyond sharing videos and playing Angry Birds; millennials are enhancing their videos with facemasks and playing Pokemon Go in Augmented Reality. Escher is going beyond these simple effects to provide a true interactive 3D AR engine for developers. Whether it be turning the floor into lava, playing ball with a digital pet, or having a parrot land on your shoulder, Escher is powering the future of 3D interactive mobile entertainment

2016 Silver Winner
Efficiency + Energy / Clean Tech

The primary limiting factor of an electric vehicle’s performance is the power and energy capabilities of its energy storage by directly affecting its range, cost, power, and lifetime. Electra’s hybrid energy storage module is a product of electrical engineering combined with chemistry: our system marries the high energy density of safe battery chemistries with the high power density storage creating an efficient hybrid solution optimized for a vehicle’s performance and application.

2016 Sidecar Winner
Therapeutics (Pharma / Biotech)

Some people are thinner than others, and DLS has identified a mutation in humans that causes thinness. The mutation in the target protein causes loss-of-function leading to the wasting of energy in the body and results in thinness. DLS is in the process of creating a small molecule inhibitor to the target protein that will similarly cause an inefficient metabolism and lead to thinness regardless of the cause of obesity. Following nature's example provides a safer path to curing obesity.