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Europe’s best tech scale-ups announced at Web Summit

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  • Four winners revealed across Europe
  • The winners represent a range of sectors, including digital health, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence
  • All category winners will receive a personalized business development package, connecting them to the UK

The UK government’s 2022 technology scaling scheme, the Tech Rocketship Awards, ended today. The awards have identified the brightest and best tech companies and will accelerate the global growth of its winners, through curated programs connecting them to the UK ecosystem of High Potential Opportunity (HPO) investors, incubators and clusters. .

The grand finale saw eight finalists go head-to-head in ‘dragons den’ style live pitches in front of an expert jury at the residence of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Portugal, Chris Sainty. The finalists were then invited to the Web Summit UK pavilion for an awards ceremony.

The Tech Rocketship Awards categories were: AI, 5G, Agri-Tech, Digital Health, Cybersecurity, Climate Tech and a Trailblazers Award – Diversity in Tech.

Winners:

  • Gold – Digital Health – Enbiosis (Turkey): Analyzes the human gut microbiome using metadata and AI to provide personalized health and wellness solutions.

  • Silver – Cyber ​​Security – Facephi (Spain): Provides secure user digital identity verification and specializes in digital onboarding and biometric authentication solutions.

  • Bronze – Artificial Intelligence – Jungle AI (Netherlands): applies AI to increase the availability and performance of electromechanical assets such as wind turbines, solar parks or industrial production lines.

  • Trailblazers Award (Promoting Diversity in Tech) – Digital Health – Resistomap (Finland): The world’s first end-to-end platform that monitors antibiotic-resistant bacteria and alerts customers to potential outbreaks.

Chris Barton, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Europe, said:

There’s no better place to grow ambitious tech companies than the UK. It is Europe’s number one country for unicorns, and UK tech venture capital investment is third in the world. Our technology sector is home to forward-thinking innovators, venture capital, R&D clusters and growth opportunities across the UK.

Tech Rocketships will provide lucky winners with a direct, rocket-powered, fully-customized route to financiers, incubators, tech-savvy customers, and all the infrastructure needed to help them take the next big leap in go-live. scale to the unicorn.

Kenan Poleo, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for EECAN (Eastern Europe Central Asian Network) said:

Turkish companies have responded brilliantly to the Tech Rocketship Awards. The awards offer companies in Turkey’s vibrant tech ecosystem a direct, rocket-powered, fully personalized route to financiers, incubators, tech-savvy customers and the infrastructure needed to help them take the next big leap. an ambitious scale to the unicorn.

Priya Guha, Venture Partner, Merrian Ventures & Non-Executive Director at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Digital Catapult said:

I was thrilled to be on the judging panel for this year’s Tech Rocketship Awards and to hear from some of the amazing European tech companies looking to the UK to grow and go global.

While they represented a wide range of sectors from biotech to artificial intelligence to agritech, all will find the UK a great place to grow. In the UK, we have a wealth of diverse technology talent across researchers, developers and experienced scale leaders. We also have an open and welcoming business environment and competitive setup costs, all of which will be invaluable to these businesses. The UK is rich with opportunities for technology companies and I can’t wait to see how the UK will be part of the success stories of these fantastic winners.

The judging panel was led by experienced entrepreneurs, negotiators, and government and industry representatives:

  • Priya Guha, Venture Partner, Merrian Ventures, Non-Executive Director at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Digital Catapult
  • Dr Mike Short CBE, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of International Trade (DIT)
  • Jude Ower MBE, Founder and CEO of Playmob, Global Entrepreneur Program Negotiator, DIT
  • Christian Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Capital Kinetics

More information on upcoming awards will be released soon to find the next cohort of top companies. Companies can already register for more details.

Full competition details, including terms and conditions, are available on the Tech Rocketship Awards website.

All finalists:

  • 5G – Neutroon (Spain): Open-API cloud platform that makes private LTE/5G and neutral host simple and scalable for carriers and end users.

  • Cyber ​​Security – Facephi (Spain): Provides secure user digital identity verification and specializes in digital onboarding and biometric authentication solutions.

  • Climate Tech – Monolithos (Greece): Manufactures direct fit aftermarket automotive catalytic converters.

  • Digital Health – Enbiosis (Turkey): Analyzes the human gut microbiome using metadata and AI to provide personalized health and wellness solutions.

  • Artificial Intelligence – Jungle AI (Netherlands): applies AI to increase the availability and performance of electromechanical assets such as wind turbines, solar parks or industrial production lines.

  • AgriTech – Blue White Robotics (Israel): The “robots-as-a-service” platform provides solutions for building autonomous farms.

  • Cyber ​​​​Security – Authenteq (Germany): This is the world’s first fully automated identity verification eKYC™ platform. Their AI-powered system enables businesses and services to onboard users in just 35 seconds.

  • Digital Health – Resistomap (Finland): is the world’s first end-to-end platform that monitors antibiotic-resistant bacteria and alerts customers to potential outbreaks.