An app that aims to save lives through reducing the time healthcare professionals spend on paperwork, a website translation tool and Fintech that links high net worth clients with private market investment opportunities are just some of the services on show from a host of innovative start-ups from Wales bidding for investment at London’s Digital Catapult Centre this month (October 13 2016).
The trade mission has been organised by Innovation Point, the company at the cutting edge of Welsh technology, driving forward new opportunities and focussing on creating strong relationships with both new and proven digital innovation companies.
Already the home of online giants Confused, GoCompare and MoneySupermarket, Wales has a fast-growing community of innovators working to cement the nation’s place on the digital map. The UK’s most recent Tech Nation report found that the digital sector is worth £600m to the Welsh economy, employing over 43,000 people. Together Swansea and Cardiff form one of the UK’s top 10 clusters in terms of digital salary growth (average of £42,926 for advertised roles, up 21% between 2012-15) and GVA growth (94% from 2010-14)
However, access to funding was cited as an issue for 48% of technology companies in the region, a matter that this trade mission will tackle head-on. In order to rival other established digital hubs like London, the South-East and Bristol and Bath, Innovation Point plans to exhibit the talent that exists there, create more links between start-ups and potential partners, and encourage inward investment.
Organisers of the trade mission are now calling for investors to register to attend in order to hear from the impressive line-up and learn more about their business plans.
The impressive line-up of companies pitching for investment and growth includes:
Amplyfi: delivers business insights into market disruptions by reading and analysing all open Surface and Deep Web data. The technology uses military-grade artificial intelligence techniques to identify online trends, disruptions, or threats.
Delio: provides new investment platforms that connect high net worth clients with private market investment opportunities. Delio is working towards a connected private market: a series of platforms that will allow deal flow to be shared across institutions.
DevOpsGuys: helps make organisations more agile, scalable and responsive by streamlining IT functions, and freeing companies from the burden of ‘technical debt.’
Echosec: software that searches social media based on location and paints a picture of events in real-time as they unfold. Professionals can use this technology to gain valuable insight and actionable knowledge about real-time events, utilising it to generate leads and uncover new information for various investigations, and even save lives.
Elidir Health: has developed ‘CHAI’ – an app which puts important information at the fingertips of nurses, meaning they spend less time filling in forms and more time with patients on the ward. The technology behind CHAI is highly transferable, meaning that it could be adapted for use in other industry sectors.
Interceptor Solutions: created LinguaSkin, a product that enables a multilingual interface to be created for monolingual web applications, quickly and easily translating copy without changes to the target application.
Learnium: a social learning platform that enables students and teachers to connect, communicate and collaborate online, and aims to create a global learning network with people from all around the world connecting to learn.
The event will take place at 4.30pm on 13 October, at the Digital Catapult Centre in Euston Road. Investors wishing to attend should register at: bit.ly/2cUwqIg