FOLLOWING a closely fought application and pitch process, global innovation hub Sensor City has announced the winners of its fast-track growth competition supported by Amazon Web Services (AWS).
The 10 winning SMEs, which are located across the UK including Belfast and West Midlands are; Beverston Engineering Ltd, MM Sensors Ltd, Wearable Link Ltd, Real Space Ltd, K-Safe Ltd, Envirowatch Ltd, Hexagon Scientific Ltd, CSols Ltd, GeDaP and iSensing Ltd.
The companies will now embark on a six-month programme worth up to £10,000 designed to boost their competitive advantage and innovative capabilities to drive growth. This will include taking up hot desking and co-working space within Sensor City with access to its specialist laboratories, in addition to enrolment on the AWS Activate programme which will provide them with the technology infrastructure, technical training and business support they need to grow.
The successful SMEs come from a diverse range of sectors, including engineering, transport and logistics, environmental monitoring and wearable technology, yet are all working on sensor and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for their particular industry challenges.
Dr Joanne Phoenix, interim executive director at Sensor City, said: “We were delighted with the response we received for the competition, from both local companies and others from outside the Liverpool City Region.
“Our winners impressed the judging panel with their novel ideas and market scope, and we’re looking forward to working with them over the next six months to help realise their full growth potential.”
The judging panel, which was made up of experts from Sensor City, AWS, KTN, Pycom, University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, have met with the winners and will be providing ongoing guidance and links with additional support networks.
For more information about Sensor City, visit: www.sensorcity.co.uk