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THE FUTURE 20

The Future 20 are more than just numbers, they are innovators, impact makers and game changers in their field.

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The Future 20 is an incubator programme for 20 of the most innovative startups who are working to address the most pressing global and local challenges.

We recognise that they need the right kind of support, so we’ve created a bespoke package for the most exciting startups across the UK to help them create maximum impact and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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    FUTURE 20 VENTURES


    Appt

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    Been logo

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    BEEN London

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    Blue Tap

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    Camnexus

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    Appt

    Bio: Boosting preventative healthcare across demographic divides, whilst reducing NHS cost

    Web address: www.appt-health.co.uk

    SDG: Zero Hunger & Responsible consumption and production

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    Bio: Blue Tap creates products to improve access to high quality drinking water in low resource settings.

    Web address: www.bluetap.co.uk

    SDG: Clean water and sanitation 

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    Bio: Enhancing digital communications in key industrial and productive sectors with operations on developing countries, improving connectivity networks in remote areas

    Web address: www.camnexus.io/

    SDG: Sustainable cities and communities

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    Been logo

    Bio: Recycled bags and accessories reducing plastic and fashion industry waste 

    Web address: www.been.london

    SDG: Responsible consumption and production 

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    COGZ

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    Disability Horizons logo

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    Disability Horizons

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    Greater Change logo

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    Greater Change

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    Maji

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    Cogz logo

    Bio: Reducing food waste and creating a market for surplus food 

    Web address: www.cogz.co

    SDG: Zero Hunger & Responsible consumption and production 

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    Disability Horizons logo

    Bio: An online forum that aims to give disabled people a voice

    Web address: www.disabilityhorizons.com

    SDG: Reduced inequalities

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    Greater Change logo

    Bio: Providing opportunities for homeless people through empathetic crowdfunding

    Web address: www.greaterchange.co.uk

    SDG: Reduced inequalities

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    Bio: Ensuring people have financial security and driving inclusion

    Web address: www.maji.io

    SDG: Industry, Innovation and infrastructure

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    NEMI Teas

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    OceanMind

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    Padlock

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    Phycofeeds

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    Nemiteas logo

    Bio: Ethical tea company providing employment to refugees with Fairtrade, biodegradable and plastic free products

    Web address: www.nemiteas.com

    SDG: Decent work and economic growth

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    OceanMind logo

    Bio: Empowers enforcement and compliance to protect the world’s fisheries

    Web address: www.oceanmind.global

    SDG: Life below water

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    padlock logo

    Bio: Addressing the future workforce requirement in cybersecurity by training lone parents and work returners with key skills

    Web address: www.padlock.digital

    SDG: Decent work and economic growth

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    Phycofeeds logo

    Bio: Solar bio oil and feedstocks from waste 

    Web address: www.phycofeeds.com

    SDG: Responsible consumption and production

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    Playphysio

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    Seedlink

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    Supply change

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    Supply Change

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    Sutrue

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    Bio: Gaming solutions that transform children’s daily physiotherapy routines

    Web address: www.play.physio

    SDG: Good health and wellbeing 

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    Seedlink logo

    Bio: Creating sustainable agricultural supply chains by connecting rural farmers to urban markets.

    Web address: www.seedlinkafrica.com

    SDG: Zero hunger

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    Supply change

    Bio: A social supply chain connecting buyers to social enterprises

    Web address: www.supplychange.co.uk

    SDG: Sustainable cities and communities 

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    Sutrue logo

    Bio: The world’s first automated medical stitching devices reducing needlestick injury and saving hospitals time and money

    Web address: www.sutrue.com

    SDG: Good health and wellbeing

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    Banjo Robinson

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    Twipes

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    Wearth

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    Banjo Robinson

    Bio:  Improving literacy for primary school children through engaging with letter writing from a magical cat 

    Web address: www.banjorobinson.com

    SDG: Quality education

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    Twipes logo

    Bio: Truly flushable and eco-friendly wet wipes

    Web address: www.twipes.eu

    SDG: Responsible consumption and production

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    Wearth logo

    Bio: Online shopping platform for all things eco and sustainable

    Web address: www.wearthlondon.com

    SDG: Responsible consumption and production

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    Work for good logo

    Bio: Enabling more charitable giving from SME businesses across the UK

    Web address: www.workforgood.co.uk

    SDG: Decent work and economic growth

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    Our focus on social innovation and tech for good

    We’re working with start-ups that use technology with purpose or create business models which deliver impact and financial sustainability. We use the UN Sustainable Development Goals as our framework, a blueprint to achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. The 17 global goals address the challenges we face from inequality and poverty to environmental degradation and clean water.

    The Future 20 can inspire and excite with their solutions for creating change on a local and global basis. From developing low cost technology for water filtration that could impact the lives of millions in the developing world to using contactless technology to improve the lives of homeless people in the UK, their ideas have the potential to change lives.

    Strategic Partners


    Stoneking

    Stoneking are providing legal support and advice throughout the programme, with offices in Bath, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds and London.

    jpmorgan

    JP Morgan is a global leader in financial services, offering solutions to the world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions in more than 100 countries.

    Barclays Eagle Labs

    Barclays Eagle Labs connects the UK’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to drive digital skills development to help grow the economy through innovation and change.

    Thematic Partners


    Enterprize Euro Network

    Enterprise Europe Network helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions.

    InnovateUK

    Innovate UK works with companies to de-risk, enable and support innovation. It connects businesses to the partners, customers and investors that can help them turn ideas into commercially successful products and services.

    Health Foundry

    Health Foundry is a collaborative workspace for digital health, bringing together a diverse range of people who understand healthcare challenges, as well as digital solutions and opportunities.

    European Commission

    The EU Commission tables laws for policies & allocates funding for strategic business priorities. It ensures the technical details of products and services by consulting experts and the public, negotiates international agreements.

    Triple Point

    Triple Point is a UK early stage investor, with an impact venture fund focusing on themes including health, education and the environment. Triple Point invests across the UK and its portfolio companies have previously won awards including the UK Business Angel Association’s ‘Best Investment in AI’.

    wellcomegenomecampus

    The Wellcome Genome Campus is home to some of the world’s foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology committed to delivering life-changing science.

    waterinnovation

    The Water Innovation Network is a free business network and partnership initiative between Allia and Anglian Water. It provides opportunities and support for organisations that have innovative solutions to business challenges within the water sector.

    AgeTech-Accelerator

    AgeTech Accelerator supports the development of innovative solutions, products and services for older people so that they can remain at home for longer.

    Agri-Tech East

    Agri-Tech East supports the growth of a vibrant agri-tech cluster of innovative farmers, scientists, technologists, commercial and technical service providers, investors and entrepreneurs.

    Anglian Water

    Anglian Water are the largest water and water recycling company in England and Wales. They are leading innovation in utilities for a rapidly growing population whilst responding to significant environmental challenges.

    The Aurora Innovation Centre

    The Aurora Innovation Centre at British Antarctic Survey aims to generate new partnerships that focus on research and entrepreneurial activity in the areas of climate change, environmental stewardship and technologies for challenging environments.

    Cambridge Cleantech

    Cambridge Cleantech provides on-going commercial support and broker key business collaborations to companies that are driving the development of goods and services in response to global sustainability challenges.

    cambridgewireless

    CW is the leading international community for ambitious technology organisations, stimulating debate sharing knowledge, and helping to build connections between academia and industry.

    Oxfordshire Greentech

    Oxfordshire Greentech is a new business network supporting the growth of the low-carbon sector to encourage innovation, collaboration and knowledge transfer.

    Eastern Academic Health Science Network

    Eastern AHSN is part of a national network of AHSNs established by the NHS to connect all partners in the health sector – the NHS, acaemic organisations, industry and the public.

    Still have questions?

    If you’d like the opportunity to speak to our Programme Manager, then please email Emma, on hello@futurebusinesscentre.co.uk

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