Subcon announces Launchpad finalists

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The finalists have been selected for the inaugural Launchpad Awards. From a diverse range of entries, the six start-ups chosen are:

  • Circuitbuilder/MachineWise: An engineering design consultancy which will highlight its use of machine learning to solve real-world problems.
  • Elements Technology Platforms: A digital developer who will showcase its solutions for the manufacturing industry.
  • Swim AR: An innovative wearable developer who will be demonstrating its underwater heads-up display for triathletes and swimmers.
  • Vesta Pack: An IoT start-up that will reveal how businesses can eradicate single-use plastic.
  • ES Precision: Laser processing and low volume machining specialist who will highlight recent prototyping innovations.
  • The Data Analysis Bureau: Data science consultants who will focus on how the emerging field of data science is set to change engineering and manufacturing completely.

“There is an undeniable high-technology flavour to a lot of these start-ups,” said Subcon event director Gordon Kirk. “But it is clear they are all grounded in specific, real-world applications. Bringing the latest technology to bear on existing issues is one of the hallmarks of a promising entrepreneurial venture and I am sure we will have a tough time judging the presentations.”

Engineer editor and Launchpad head judge Jon Excell added: “The profile these start-ups will secure and the exposure to engineering leaders and investment decision-makers is invaluable. But most of all, I am excited to see what the future of UK engineering holds and what is being developed right now, in labs and business across the country.”

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