The 2023 intake are as follows:
Abjak is a Merseyside based food-tech company on a mission to celebrate cultures around the globe. It is building and scaling authentic culture-based food brands through a network of delivery-only cloud kitchens. The Abjak kitchen operating system (A-KOS) integrates hardware and software innovation to automate food preparation stages, and partnering brands are listed on an exclusive subscription marketplace platform, offering them higher profitability through multiple channels, accelerated growth, at reduced overheads.
Abjak founder Rudy Parengal said: “As a former student ambassador at Sci-Tech Daresbury, I have had the privilege of working closely with its team and witnessing the ground-breaking innovation at the campus. It is one of the most exciting places to be in the country as far as tech start-ups are concerned.
“It’s great to be the first food-tech start-up to be a part of the Future Club. The quality of the network, the growth opportunities, the business and funding support, as well as the access to expertise at Sci-Tech Daresbury will make a world of a difference for our growing team. I have no doubt that this will be a significant experience in Abjak’s journey to be a successful, global company and realise our vision to democratise the industry.”
Allgreen Energy aims to contribute towards achieving the global net zero target and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7 goal of “affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”. It undertakes business and R&D activities and develops innovative battery technology and energy management system for renewable energy transformation. Though using smart green energy solutions to increase energy efficiency, Allgreen Energy will develop technology to reduce the cost of energy bills and carbon emissions by maximising the use of renewable energy and increasing overall energy efficiency.
George Huang, the founder of Allgreen Energy, said: “It is so exciting for us to join the Sci-Tech Daresbury Future Club. We focus on reducing carbon emissions by developing battery storage and energy management technology to enable more renewable energy. The campus is an ideal place for us with its facilities and resources to support technology development and business growth. We look forward to setting a base on campus and building relationships within the Sci-Tech Daresbury community.”
Clean Power Limited
Clean Power is focussed on decarbonising off-grid applications by the deployment of its novel Hydrogen PEM fuel cell systems. Led by Nick Avis, Clean Power provides fuel cells with world leading durability, at a cost which is up to 50% lower than present systems. Current systems are targeted at stationary power applications, with future systems planned to address the transportation market. The unique architecture of Clean Power’s fuel cells makes them suitable for operation in challenging environments and at high altitudes/elevations.
Nick Avis said: “I’m delighted that Clean Power has been selected for participation in this year’s Future Club. I’ve been a big fan and frequent attendee of the events organised at Sci-Tech Daresbury and its developing high tech start-up ecosystem which wraps around new companies and helps them develop and grow. I look forward to working closely with other cohort members and participating fully in this programme.”
Enturi Solutions Ltd
UK companies are facing an urgent need to decarbonise, so Enturi has developed a pioneering wind turbine with an eco-friendly energy storage station, to contribute significantly towards net zero goals and future energy security.
Alex Shakeshaft commented: “We are thrilled to become one of the newest members of Sci-Tech Daresbury’s Future Club. This opportunity will continue to bolster our visibility and credibility, expand our collaborative network, and provide access to expertise to continue our pioneering work. We greatly appreciate this opportunity and look forward to our future with Sci-Tech Daresbury.”
Spotlight Pathology Ltd
Spotlight Pathology is developing artificial intelligence decision support tools for the diagnosis of blood cancers. Blood cancer patient outcomes are highly dependent on a fast and accurate diagnosis. Diagnosis is performed by highly specialised pathologists as part of hospital laboratory services. This workforce is under increasing pressure due to a shortage of trained professionals, a high proportion of which are approaching retirement, and too few trainees in the pipeline. Spotlight’s tools will reduce the amount of time required for diagnosis, improve the standardisation of diagnosis across centres and reduce the amount of time patients have to wait to receive their diagnosis and start treatment.
Martin Fergie, CEO of Spotlight Pathology, said: “Spotlight is delighted to have been accepted onto the Future Club programme. We are looking forward to this opportunity to engage with the wider community at Daresbury and benefit from the expertise and access to the network of professionals to support us commercialise our health technology for the benefit of patients in the future.”Sci-Tech Daresbury is one of the UK’s leading science and innovation campuses and is a private-public joint-venture partnership between developer Langtree, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and Halton Borough Council.