CRL ACCELERATOR 2016
CRL supports the start up and scaling of an incredibly exciting portfolio of innovative, design-led, hardware companies.
You can get an overview of the startups and their businesses below. If you’d like to learn more, please get in touch with mat@centralresearchlaboratory.com
CRL ACCELERATOR 2015
DEEP SIX
SUBMARINE DRONE
SECTOR
FOUNDER
Unmanned vehicles, submarines
Kohen Judd
Simply put, Kohen’s underwater drone will make it easier than ever before to explore sub-aquatic environments. The product is beautifully designed, meticulously engineered and painstakingly crafted.
DENOVI
CHALK
SECTOR
FOUNDERS
Design, consumer electronics
James Atkins
Robert Cross
Denovi presents Chalk, a product that adopts a unique approach to digital drawing. Its novel technology does away with the need for a table top tablet, feels more intuitive to use and comes in at a dramatically lower price point than similar products.
DESIGN BY SOL
BUMP MARK
SECTOR
FOUNDER
Packaging, FMCG
Solveiga Pakstaite
Bump Mark dramatically improves the functionality of food labelling and directly addresses the need to reduce food waste. Rather than displaying a static ‘use by’ date, Bump Mark is designed to degrade at the same rate as the food contained in the packaging. This improves the accuracy of food labelling and empowers retailers and consumers alike.
DIGITAL KINEMATICS
LEARNING HAND
SECTOR
FOUNDERS
Robotics, Virtual Reality
Charles Duffy
Eugene Nadyrshin
Learning Hand is an electromechanical glove that interacts with a virtual environment. It detects collisions within a virtual reality and reacts accordingly, providing the wearer with a physical context. By being able to grab and feel a virtual object's physical presence, Learning Hand lets you touch the virtual world.
KEDA MUSIC
ELECTRONIC TABLA DRUM
SECTOR
FOUNDERS
Music, Education, Consumer Electronics
Kuljit Bhamra, MBE
Phil Eddershaw
Graham England
Keda Music’s range of products include Electronic Devices and Educational Tools which will allow people with different musical backgrounds from all over the world to learn to play Indian percussion instruments. For the first time in history, musicians will be able to create their own compositions and performances for these instruments and also share their repertoire using a new universal Notation System.
OSSATURA
EVOLVABLE WALKING AID
SECTOR
FOUNDER
Healthcare
Cara O’Sullivan
The Evolvable walking aid provides independence and control to those with mobility impairments due to its innovative, low cost, modular design. These attributes also give it the potential to generate significant savings for the NHS. The EvolvAble walking aid adapts as the users’ condition changes, removing the need to purchase multiple new aids.
NOOOK
NOOOK
SECTOR
FOUNDERS
Toys
Torsten Sherwood Dennis Sherwood
NOOOK is a beautifully designed large scale construction toy for building dens and playhouses. It’s fun, elegant, intuitive and sustainable.
THOSE
DIGITAL DRAWING SYSTEM
SECTOR
FOUNDERS
Retail, consumer electronics
Jim Rhodes
Barney Mason
Jamie Wieck
The fastest and most detailed digital drawing system that draws, writes and even tweets with pens, pencil and paint. It brings shop windows to life, captures attention and stops traffic.
P8E LTD
SECTOR
FOUNDERS
Energy from Waste
Anil Patel
Dipam Patel
Kasun Palansuriya
Nitesh Patel
P8E Ltd was formed with the view of developing solutions in the waste to energy market using propriety plasma technology. P8E’s modular waste processing systems provides decentralised power and energy generation offering communities a safe pathway to improve their circular economy.