Top 21 #OnetoWatch recognition reflects the range of innovation across the East of England


Friday 8 March 2019



We are delighted to announce the Top 21 who were recognised at the inaugural event hosted at The Bradfield Centre on Thursday 7 March 2019.

The awards were presented during an invitation-only event where the winners had the opportunity to speak to a hand-selected audience of investors, professional services, entrepreneurs, developers and other relevant businesses.

Cofinitive's founder, Faye Holland said: "The inaugural event is the culmination of a year-long campaign and the criteria we set for inclusion was pretty tough: each submission had to demonstrate a set of attributes: Innovation; Challenge; Influence; Viability; and Memorability, and the shortlist was judged by an independent panel. What all our winners have in common is the stuff of entrepreneurial dreams - a bright future."

Top 21 #OnetoWatch

Bio Agrimetrics - has the data and data capabilities to inspire game-changing solutions to drive sustainable productivity for the agrifood sector.

Dr Chiraz Ennaceur - Chiraz is CEO and co-founder of CorrosionRADAR, an entrepreneur passionate about innovation, and the CorrosionRADAR's game-changing solution for Corrosion monitoring which is a key enabler for the industry's shift to smart infrastructure.

Satavia - a decision intelligence company making aircraft maintenance and flight operations smarter and more profitable.

Repositive - accelerating personalised cancer treatments to the clinic by connecting biopharma with the right preclinical models to advance their research.

Dr Alexander Patto - Alex's research focusses on developing low-cost methods of identifying bacterial contamination for use in low resource settings.

Colorifix - developing a revolutionary dyeing process to help dramatically reduce the textile industry's environmental impact using a synthetic biology based approach.

Cambridge Glycoscience - specialists in the manufacture of novel functional food ingredients to improve the aesthetic and nutritional quality of manufactured foods.

Dr Mireia Crispin - Mireia is a particle physicist interested in interdisciplinary research and the diplomatic dimension of science; currently working on predictive models of cancer treatment at CRUK.

Paragraf - a novel approach to delivering graphene technologies to the point of use overcoming prior difficulties and with true commercial viability.

CMR Surgical - aiming to make minimal access surgery available to all in order to improve patient outcomes and deliver value for healthcare providers.

BIOS - a leading neural engineering startup, creating the open standard hardware and software interface between the human nervous system and AI.

Adelina Chalmers - a geek who loves enabling tech founders decode how to gain engagement and support for and inside their business.

8power - a remote condition monitoring solution for industrial assets such as motors, pumps and generators, providing early warning of equipment failure.

Toby Norman - co-founder and CEO of Simprints. He is passionate about bringing cutting-edge technology to solve challenges in global health.

Mursla - a cancer liquid biopsy start-up aiming to detect tumours non-invasively during consultation via its quantum biology diagnostics platform and device.

ANB Sensors - developing cost effective, self-calibrating, low maintenance pH sensors, cutting operating costs by 70 per cent compared to today's systems.

Sorex Sensors - a novel mass sensor which has distinct advantages over existing sensors including its mass sensitivity, extremely small size (about the same as a human hair in diameter) and incredibly low power requirement.

Cydar - using data, cloud computing and AI to improve patient outcomes in image-guided surgery using a ground-breaking surgical guidance system.

Emily Orton - has been at the helm of marketing for Darktrace since the company's start in 2013, taking it all the way to unicorn status.

ROADMap - flex-grid networking using software to allocate network bandwidth according to fluctuating demand.

Exonate - using VEGF alternative splicing, Exonate is developing eyedrop treatment for age related Macular Degeneration.



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