Shortlists

Seaweed-derived alternatives to plastic packaging, AI tools for tackling online misinformation and data tracking solutions for space rocket launches...

Just some of the groundbreaking technologies developed by the finalists for the Tech South West Awards 2023.

Now in their fifth year, the awards celebrate the best in tech from across the South West of England including Bath, Bristol, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

With a record 350 entries, over 40 judges were involved in the selection process, culminating in a full day at Clockwise Exeter to agree the final shortlists and winners.

AgriTech Award

Nanoland Global

Quor

Small Robot Company

Best Application of AI

Sponsored by Your Tech Future

Arwen AI

Beluga Pods

digiLab 

Good With

Best Education Initiative

Sponsored by CIoS LEP and HotSW LEP Digital Skills Partnerships

BIT Training

Cognition Creative Learning

Software Cornwall

TECwomen CIC 

Best Startup Award

Sponsored by University of Exeter Digital and SETSquared Exeter

Arwen AI

Good With

Kelpi

Oort Energy

Commitment to Diversity Award

Sponsored by ISL Talent

Adopstar

Rowe IT

School of Code

Software Cornwall

Commitment to Talent Award

Sponsored by Clockwise

Adopstar

BIT Training

Software Cornwall

TECwomen CIC

Pippa Clarke headshot

“Relationships are a hugely rewarding aspect of our work with tech businesses, and we are passionate about supporting the sector.

There is so much innovation happening right across the region and it's fantastic to be bringing the community together to celebrate." 

Pippa Clarke, Partner at Headline Partner Bishop Fleming

CreaTech Award

Sponsored by Filmily

Condense

Cornwall Museums Partnership

Inizio Engage XD

Moonraker

Real Ideas Organisation 

FinTech Award

Sponsored by Software Solved

Good With

Iplicit

Growth Award

Sponsored by Ashfords

digiLab

Joiin 

TalkLife

Thought Quarter

Wildanet

HealthTech Award

Sponsored by FDB Health

Airway Medical

Ferryx

HCI

Mama Health

Innovation Award

Sponsored by Granted Consultancy

Airway Medical

Alert Technology

Cleaner Seas

Kelpi

QLM Technology 

Small Robot Company

MarineTech Award

Sponsored by QantX

Actisense

KILO Solutions

MLA College

savvy navvy

Space and Aviation Award

Goonhilly Earth Station

Rocketmakers

KETS Quantum Security

Vistair

Supporting the Sector Award

Sponsored by Howden

Ashfords

EPIC

FibreHub

Future Space

Sustainability Award

Sponsored by Michelmores

Cleaner Seas Group

Kelpi

Matter.

Oort Energy

QLM Technology 

"Each year the quality of the entries improve. I was particularly struck by the growth in sustainability-focused and tech4good companies. It’s across the region, and that’s super exciting for the sector.

"These companies are tackling real challenges and set on achieving lasting impact.”

Caroline Orr, Marketing Director at Supporting Partner Program

Caroline Orr

TeachTech Award

The team at Cognition Creative Learning

Dr Connie Wilson, BAE Systems

Dr Juliette Jackson, Seadream Education

Tech Company of the Year (over £5m) 

Sponsored by Foot Antsey

Huboo

Rowe IT

Tech Company of the Year (Under ÂŁ5m)

Sponsored by Exeter Science Park & Plymouth Science Park

Bay Photonics

digiLab

Hiyield

Kelpi

Tech for Good

Sponsored by Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone

Airway Medical 

Cleaner Seas Group

Kelpi

Matter.

QLM Technology 

Tech Leadership Award

Sponsored by Mercia Asset Management

Emma Glazier, Crowd

Nathan Baranowski, Digital Wonderlab

Neil Morris, Kelpi

Niki Davies & Holly Patton, Software Cornwall

Theresa Benson, Adopstar

Spotlight Award

Sponsored by Sandler South West

Dr Connie Wilson, BAE Systems

Emma Glazier, Crowd

Fran Solo, Stornaway

Jennifer Russell, TalkLife

Lynsey Bridgewater, AND Digital

Neil Morris, Kelpi

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Jurassic Fibre

Fran Solo, Stornaway

Katie Goode, Triangular Pixels

Lynsey Bridgewater, AND Digital

The Female Team at Cosmic

Workplace Culture

Sponsored by Interaction

Ghyston

Storm Consultancy

Thought Quarter

Wessex Internet

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