A new cohort of Scotland’s most ambitious entrepreneurs have been selected to join Unlocking Ambition – a 6-month business accelerator experience, having been chosen from all over Scotland and selected for the innovative quality of their ideas and entrepreneurial leadership, commitment to sustainable growth through investment, innovation and exporting.
During the Unlocking Ambition 2020-21 Programme, the participants will;
- access a £25,000 Development Grant to invest into creating capacity, breaking into new markets, product development and job creation in 2021
- work with our business support team and specialists on all aspects of their business growth plans
- benefit from a series of world-class Masterclasses featuring an array of Scottish and International Founders as well as global giants such as Apple, Facebook and Netflix
- gain an accredited module in entrepreneurial leadership from Babson College – the world’s number one entrepreneurship educator
- connect to the GlobalScot network for market support, mentoring and networking
- receive support from our Market Research unit to help them validate their international expansion plans
- get help to embed resilience into their plans, people and operations
- learn from their equally ambitious and innovative cohort peers
This significant investment in some of Scotland’s brightest and best Founders represents the Scottish Government’s ongoing commitment to supporting green economic recovery as we work our way through the pandemic. Given the current lockdown all activity is being wholly delivered online, widening access right across the nation – from Mull to Inverness, Irvine to Galashiels and everywhere in between - allowing us to benefit more than 55 talented entrepreneurs at a time when the country, more than ever, needs to support scalable businesses and our future job creators.
1nhaler Ltd, Borders
Life Sciences: Medical device innovators selling worldwide their patented drug delivery platform for more sustainable medicine delivery use.
Agricarbon UK Ltd, Dundee
Agritech: Ground-breaking technology for measuring soil carbon stocks in agriculture and other landscapes at low cost and high accuracy.
Beta Bugs Ltd, Edinburgh
Agritech: Creates and sells high-performance insect genetics for the insect farming sector.
Braided Communications Ltd, Glasgow
Technology and engineering: Software that enables effective conversation in exploration-class space flight negating time delays in comms due to very large distances.
Carcinotech Ltd, Edinburgh
Life Sciences: Manufactures 3D bio-printed mimicked cancer environments for drug testing, discovery, pre-clinical trials and precision medicine testing
Crack Map Ltd, Glasgow
Digital: Aims to reduce the cost, time and risk associated with structural health monitoring while improving reliability of fractures assessment.
Alison Olivia Wood
Dream Pads Ltd, Edinburgh
Textiles: Creators of Lilypads, comfortable affordable reusable period pads, with 10% of revenue used to subsidise pads internationally.
Gecko Glazing Ltd, Edinburgh
Technology and engineering: Innovative secondary glazing reducing heat loss of any window far more cheaply, quickly and easily than any existing product.
Greenskill Env. Tech. Ltd, Edinburgh
Biotech: Develops and deploys platform technology to exploit greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution.
Hearing Diagnostics Ltd, Edinburgh
Digital: Develops and commercialises novel hearing testing technology to make hearing tests as common, reliable, and accurate as eye testing.
HS Vision Ltd, Edinburgh
Technology and engineering: Patent-pending sports sunglasses using world-first lens technology which allows rear vision for commuters/competitive cyclists.
Interactive Health Ltd, Inverness
Digital: Develops and delivers person-centric digital health solutions, based on AI and Machine Learning to support occupational and mental health.
Konglomerate Games Ltd, Dundee
Creative: Video gaming developers specialising in developing healthcare support gaming, ie serious games.
GeddesLenz Ltd, Edinburgh
Technology and engineering: Patented product for railway operators that provides greater wheel-rail interface to remove the knock-on effects from poor weather.
Lind Ltd, Glasgow
Technology and engineering: Low carbon technology converting domestic wet central heating systems for energy storage via a novel flow battery system.
Loch Electronics Ltd, Edinburgh
Technology and engineering: Innovates, designs and brings to market consumer electronics focused on reducing global carbon footprint.
MI:RNA Ltd, Edinburgh
Technology and engineering: Offers innovative diagnostic testing solutions to the veterinary market.
Mygo4ward Ltd, Inverness
Life Sciences: Low cost, wearable technology to improve the mobility and the lives of spinal cord injured patients and those with neurological disabilities.
OGI Bio Ltd, Edinburgh
Biotech: Provides innovative solutions for growing and analysing bacteria, yeast and algae to help their customers innovate more efficiently.
Omanos Analytics Ltd, Glasgow
ADM: Processing space data to monitor environmental and social impacts, offering data analysis products for a range of global clients.
Pomelo Collective Ltd, Edinburgh
Technology and engineering: Powers circular economy/reuse systems for the 21st century, helping companies make data-driven and environmentally sound decisions.
Pyramid Wifi Ltd, Glasgow
Digital: Empowers anyone, regardless of technical ability, to protect their privacy online.
Reshape Technology Ltd, Edinburgh
Digital: A platform that enables organisations and individuals to work together to make better decisions, accelerating the path to net zero.
Revive Eco Ltd, Glasgow
Food and Drink: Extracting high value, natural chemicals from used coffee grounds for use in the cosmetics, food and drink, and textiles industries.
SENSEcity Ltd, Glasgow
Digital: Specialising in the development of software and augmented reality experiences using 3D for tourism sector enhancement.
SilviBio Ltd, Edinburgh
Agritech: Creating seed coatings to increase germination rates of tree and vegetable seeds in moisture deficit conditions.
Solexsys Ltd, Fife
Energy: Designs, manufactures and sells domestic energy controls and unique battery storage equipment using AI for reductions in carbon emissions.
Space Intelligence Ltd, Edinburgh
Digital: Sells essential services to businesses by developing nature-based solutions to climate change by applying AI to big data from space.
Studio Vans Ltd, Isle of Uist
Technology and engineering, Innovative: Installation systems converting standard vans to campervans for eco-friendly refits, using global artistic collaborations.
Sustainable Thinking Scotland CIC, Falkirk
Food and Drink: Tackling food poverty, reducing landfill use and to working with the community to bring about action on carbon-based climate change.
TCS-Eco Ltd, Ayrshire
Textiles: Manufacture premium quality bespoke reusable sanitary pads made 100% ethically in Scotland – saving the planet one period at a time.
James Iain Mann
The (Global) Future Forest Co. Ltd, Isle of Mull
Forest Industries: Profitable reforestation of land and co-deployment of carbon removal technology.
Thistle Rocketry Ltd, Galashiels
Space: Provides more cost-effective dedicated launches to space for cube satellites.
Tiny Air Ltd, Dumfries
Technology and engineering: Designs and produces technology for decontaminating surgical instruments.
Zakareya Elmo Hussein
Touchlab Ltd, Edinburgh
Technology and engineering: Uses cutting-edge electronic-skin tech to transfer the sense of touch to machines with applications for space and hazardous environments.
TWEFDA Ltd, Aberdeen
Energy: Renewable energy technology company, developing and commercialising wave and tidal energy and storage.
Dr Alireza Abbassi Monjezi
Waterwhelm Ltd, Edinburgh
Energy: Commercialising a process for low-carbon wastewater treatment, desalination and renewable energy generation.
Wenverter Ltd, Glasgow
Energy: Research and development in marine wave energy.
Zoex Power Ltd, Aberdeen
Technology and engineering: Helping Offshore Industries achieve net zero goals by clean electricity from ocean waves in a safe and cost-effective way.