Digital Catapult selects its four cleantech companies to watch in 2022

Digital Catapult has selected four startups to work alongside giants of Indian industry as they attempt to transform the future of net-zero manufacturing and supply chains, as part of its Industrial Net Zero cohort for FutureScope, which focuses on startup and scaleup acceleration.

Digital Catapult’s Build UK – India programme has been designed to partner cutting-edge UK tech startups that are developing net-zero solutions for industry, with leading Indian corporations including Tata Steel, Johnson Matthey and Godrej Aerospace.

The startups will work closely with technology and business experts from Digital Catapult, before receiving grant funding of up to £45,000 to build demonstrators in response to challenges set by the industrial partners.

David Pugh, Head of Sustainability at Digital Catapult commented: “Without the entrepreneurial spirit that exists within innovative small businesses, the global targets set at COP26 will not be met. These four companies represent the leading edge of UK cleantech startups set to reshape the future of industry by tapping into the power of advanced digital technologies to help large businesses reduce waste, reduce emissions, and reduce harm to the environment.

“It’s a credit to the industrial partners we’re working with that they are willing to overcome barriers to adoption and work with the startups to positively contribute to the global effort. We can’t wait to see the end result of this unique international collaboration programme.”

The startups selected are:

Additive Flow – Disrupting the advanced manufacturing sector, Additive Flow focuses on optimising the additive manufacturing process, to help companies achieve their sustainability goals through our repeatable workflows.

Ascalia – Helping manufacturing companies, Ascalia is an integrated end-to-end Industry 4.0 system for factories, giving them process traceability and optimisation, predictive maintenance and AI-enabled quality control. Ascalia has successfully raised more than £1 million in funding and is currently raising another £800,000 to support the company’s growth, with Sainsbury’s a key client.

Remade Group – Through an innovative trading platform, the Remade Group will be Europe’s first online marketplace for remanufactured goods providing customers with ethical, environment-friendly products that come with quality levels and warranty that match those of new products.

Intellegens – With NASA, GKN Aerospace and Rolls-Royce already as clients, Intellegens’ artificial Intelligence toolset, Alchemite™, helps scientists and engineers to optimise products and processes while reducing the amount of experimentation time, getting products to market faster and at lower cost.

The programme will conclude with a final showcase in March 2022, where the startups will be able to share their progress with an audience of investors, large business and press before beginning their journey of entering into the Indian market.