Collaborate, innovate and create the future

The Innovation Programme has been running for the past 12 weeks supporting a range of start-up companies to create solutions focused on immersive technology, health, smart cities and transport, reflecting the key themes of the conference. This is the second year the programme has been running. Last year focused on collaboration, while this years programme has focused on solving the defined challenges of ‘problem owners’ such as NHS, councils and cities. Using the CWIC Starter events as stimulus, CW and the teams involved have developed ideas that could save £millions, improve services and the lives of people across the country, all of the teams can be found in the exhibition area.

Innovation Programme Partners


ANSYS is the leading provider of electromagnetic and electronics simulation software for IC design, PCB design, and electromechanical system design including antenna and RF design.
Engineers rely on ANSYS electronics simulation software to design robust and power-efficient integrated circuits (ICs), printed-circuit boards (PCBs), communication infrastructures, and electromechanical systems.
Our software is used in a variety of applications from a wide range of industries, including aerospace, automotive electronics, energy, materials and chemical processing, turbomachinery, academia, civil engineering, consumer products, healthcare, sports, and others.
Engineering simulation is our sole focus. For more than 40 years, we have consistently advanced this technology to meet evolving customer needs.

Iotic Labs

Iotic Labs is the provider of Iotic Space – our patented technology indexes public and private sources of data so you can discover and interact with them securely. We index legacy systems, platforms, devices and data and provide an intuitive way for anyone to discover and interact with all of them in an entirely virtualised environment. Iotic Space is turning silos into sources, creating a Web of Things, and in the process democratising access to data. Customers use secure private spaces to safely index and interact with public and private devices, data and feeds securing IoT networks, generating new insights and services across transport, utilities, Smart Cities and construction.

u-blox UK

Swiss u blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global leader in wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. u blox solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u blox is uniquely positioned to empower OEMs to develop innovative solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia and the USA.

Innovation Programme Participants

Cambridge Electric Transport Company

CETC will develop a uniquely efficient, safe and low-cost urban transport system in Cambridge over the coming eight years. While cities across the world become ever more gridlocked, CETC is embarking on a visionary path that will transform the way people move in urban areas. Cambridge, with its tradition of high cycle use and tolerance of mixed traffic in the urban area, is the perfect pilot city to implement CETC’s vision. CETC envisages 10 phases of roll-out, progressing from simply increasing the prevalence of electric cycles, through to fully autonomous vehicles to take people and goods rapidly door-to-door.

Clifford Dive, making products happen

I help innovative companies to create the right product for the right customer at the right time — making products happen. My broad experience in senior technical and commercial roles allows me to take a flexible approach in a range of activities including product planning, business development, marketing and technical management. I work at the conjunction of market, product and technology, defining and delivering product direction and business strategy. Whether you’re a startup with a hard-pressed management team, or an innovation team in a larger organisation, my perspective can help to realise the vision.

Lawrence Archard, DevelAngel

DevelAngel manages electronic product development for angel and VC-funded ventures. For mainstream R&D-for-hire, there is sister entity uPBeat Product Development. Lawrence's experience is in high-volume, cost-sensitive products across a range of industries - music, toys, construction, medical, office and kitchen appliances - and was an early proponent of IoT, but not for the fridge ordering milk. He acts as interim CTO for startups and recently helped the BBC and a consortium of partners produce the micro:bit.


Emsol will be creating an IOT based “emissions as a service” where as a centralised platform will take volumes of emissions based transactions and process these for many clients in many ways. The focus of our innovation is in developing the IT platform and data science for this “as a service” approach and the business models to fund it, and then on linking this to currently disparate sensors in an IOT approach.


Energenie aim to provide solutions for all electrical needs. Here at Energenie, we have a wide range of products such as; Eco and electrical solutions, aiming to help our customers save money around the house; Energenie range that is compatible with Raspberry Pi; travel and lighting kits. Energenie have also recently launched the MiHome range, which aims to turn ordinary homes seamlessly into smart homes. The range includes a set of home automation products that are built around the MiHome Gateway, which is our central hub for the range. The MiHome range also includes integrations from huge companies such as Amazon and Google to provide our customers with the complete smart home solution at a very affordable price.

Future Care (UK) Ltd

Future Care (UK) Ltd is an innovative and disruptive SME providing a health and wellness monitoring device linked to a medical and social care triage, an end-to- end ecosystem. Based on machine learning, algorithms and AI, this device generates preventive and reactive reports and alerts our Centre, helping to keep frail members of society safe in their homes for longer. The technology also connects to the IoT, empowering people to remain autonomous. It offers huge savings and efficiencies and can revolutionise the way medical and social care are managed and delivered.

MobiCycle Ltd

From Smart Homes to Smart Contracts, we can help you overcome barriers to responsibly manage your unwanted electronics and electricals. Why? Because electronic waste (WEEE) is the world's fastest growing waste stream. Together, we can make reuse, repair and recycling enjoyable and convenient. MobiCycle Limited is a for profit social enterprise based in the United Kingdom.  Find out more


INMERSUS, developed and distributed by Movie & Arts, is a digital signage solution that provides an innovative way of delivering multimedia content. It is a powerful communication tool that offers a new level of engagement, through the use of interactive applications, with the assistance of multi-touch and sensors. It supports businesses to deliver the right message to right audience at the right time with immersive and bespoke user and visitor experiences. With the help of mobile streaming, collaboration and presentations tools, integration with card readers and other devices, improves the user engagement and the overall effectiveness of the communication strategy. Paired with analytical tools it provides valuable insights into audience interests and measurement. INMERSUS was awarded Best Software of the year 2014 at the 15th Interactive Key Award.

Ogenblik Ltd

Ogenblik Ltd is a UK based start-up developing an ecosystem of Internet of Things tools and smartphone applications to promote wellbeing. OliTool™, our first product in development, offers a new approach to mental health and wellbeing that harnesses haptic technology to support individuals and their behaviour change objectives.

Rajesh Bhardwaj, 99Aha

Rajesh Bhardwaj is an independent Creativity & Wellbeing Strategist based at the Urban Innovation Centre in Islington, London. This year he has worked extensively with the Air quality and Sustainable Transport teams across the London boroughs of Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets to define their digital strategy and develop their inaugural website. His current interest is producing Prototypes and facilitating Pilot projects (urban demonstrator programmes) responding.

Sparky Automotive Ltd

Sparky Automotive, London based supplier of fuel extender units for Electric Vehicles, has announced development of a cost-effective new electricity generator for use in its line of devices for second generation EV cars coming on stream later this year.  Find out more

ThingK is a SaaS startup providing cost effective next generation Messaging, Backend and Analytics (MBA) to hardware startups at reduced overhead. Organizations facing exponential innovation in a continuously commoditizing technology world can now get to market faster while keeping their focus on their core domain of expertise at reduced risks. The platform and services are being designed with more than developers in mind. We're doing that too, as the pace of business innovation continues to accelerate we ThingK it's far more important to build services and tools that enable organizations to evolve into the pioneers needed tomorrow.

Innovation Programme Supporters

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