FactoryTech 50

It’s time to help decide BusinessCloud’s inaugural FactoryTech 50 ranking.

The new annual ranking celebrates the UK’s most innovative startups, scaleups and established firms creating original technology for use in manufacturing, heavy industry, batteries and materials.

We have shortlisted 74 firms for potential inclusion. The final FactoryTech 50 ranking will be determined by a combination of reader votes and selections from an independent judging panel.

You can cast your vote until 23:59 on Sunday 22nd May. Browse the shortlist below and vote for the company you believe to be the most innovative.

The final FactoryTech 50 ranking – supported by digital transformation experts Sputnik Digital will be published online on Monday 13th June. Subscribe to our daily email tech innovation newsletter via the dropdown below when you vote to be among the first to see the results.

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FactoryTech 50 shortlist

CompanyHQRegionDescription
AceleronBirminghamMidlandsSustainable lithium battery packs
Ai BuildWaltham ForestLondonEnterprise software for additive manufacturing
ArmCambridge East of EnglandDesigns chips for smartphones
Assured SystemsStoneMidlandsIndustrial computing and displays incorporating IoT
AuthentiseKensington and ChelseaLondonProcess automation software for advanced manufacturing
AutomataCamdenLondonDesktop robots to automate product testing, dispensing and sorting
Breathe Battery TechnologiesCity of LondonLondonAdvanced battery management software
Brill PowerOxfordSouth EastMakes lithium ion batteries more reliable and sustainable
CadShareBelfastNorthern IrelandSystem for ordering machinery parts, maintenance, repairs and customer support
Cambridge GaN DevicesCambridgeEast of EnglandPower-efficient GaN (Gallium nitride) solutions for power electronics
Cambridge Touch TechnologiesCambridge East of EnglandAI-powered touchscreen tech
Chromacity RiccartonScotlandTuneable lasers for scientific research and industry
CimteqWrexhamWalesCable design and manufacturing software
Clearmark SolutionsNottingham MidlandsCoding and labelling solutions for packaging
CloudNCTower HamletsLondonTech for optimising and autonomising factory production
CNC Robotics LiverpoolNorth WestRobotics for the manufacturing sector
CorrosionRADARCambridge East of EnglandCorrosion detection tech
DriveWorksThelwallNorth WestDesign automation and sales configurator software
Echion TechnologiesCambridge East of EnglandLi-ion battery materials for superfast charging
Evince TechnologySedgefieldNorth EastDevelops breakthrough electron devices using synthetic-diamond
FlexcitonHackneyLondonProduction planning and scheduling powered by AI
FlowlensBelfastNorthern IrelandCloud software for small equipment manufacturers
Forefront RFCambridgeEast of EnglandChips connecting devices across multiple frequency bands
Foundries.ioCambridgeEast of EnglandSecure embedded Linux platforms for IoT and Edge devices
FourJawSheffieldYorks & HumberAffordable machine monitoring platform
GeomiqTower HamletsLondonOn-demand manufacturing platform
GraphcoreBristolSouth WestArtificially intelligent processors
GSSCumbernauldScotlandCO2 sensors based on solid state tech
HALO X-ray Technologies NottinghamMidlandsEnables materials to be scanned and identified at speed
Haydale GrapheneAmmanfordWalesDevelops and commercialises advanced materials including graphene
HexigoneBaglanWalesCorrosion inhibitors for smart coatings
Hive CompositesLoughboroughMidlandsDesign and development of new composite materials
Hyperdrive InnovationSunderlandNorth EastDesigns, develops and manufactures lithium-ion battery systems
InductosenseBristolSouth WestBattery-free sensors detecting cracks, corrosion and defects
IntowareNottinghamMidlandsDigital instructions and onboarding for industrial workforce
Kelvin NanotechnologyGlasgowScotlandAdvanced photonics and quantum components
KETS Quantum SecurityBristolSouth WestChip-based protection against quantum security threats
KIT-ARBarnetLondonAugmented reality tech to digitise manufacturing shop floor
KonektioChesterfieldMidlandsRemote monitoring of assets ranging from wind turbines to manufacturing components
Lucideon GroupStoke MidlandsMaterials tech for use in aerospace and other industries
Luminous GroupNewcastleNorth East3D imaging and mixed reality solutions for industry
M SquaredGlasgowScotlandLaser designer and manufacturer
Metis LabsHackneyLondonAI systems to optimise filling performance on production line
MOF TechnologiesBelfastNorthern IrelandExploiting super-absorbent metal organic frameworks
Nightingale HQPontypriddWalesMakes manufacturers efficient through AI no-code tools
OpsydiaBegbrokeSouth EastCan laser-write data inside transparent materials including diamonds
P2iMiltonSouth EastNano-coating technology for electronics
ParagrafSomershamEast of EnglandCommercial-quality graphene electronic devices
Power PhotonicDalgety BayScotlandPrecision micro-optics
Quber TechWestminsterLondonIntelligent business transformation platform for manufacturers
Reaction EnginesAbingdonSouth EastHypersonic and space access propulsion tech
Reeco AutomationNewtownWalesCollaborative automated robots
Salience LabsOxfordSouth EastHigh-speed chips using photonics to enable AI applications
SamsonVTManchesterNorth West3D models to transform product maintenance and aftersales
SecondmindCambridgeEast of EnglandOptimises powertrain design and development for automobiles
SenseyeSouthamptonSouth EastPredictive maintenance technologies for industry
SewtecWakefieldYorks & HumberFactory automation systems
Soter AnalyticsHammersmith & FulhamLondonWearable AI solutions to prevent musculoskeletal injuries in industrial environments
SunampEast LothianScotlandHeat battery technology
SureChillCardiffWalesCooling technology which doesn't need constant power
Teledyne e2vChelmsfordEast of EnglandImaging solutions for industrial sector
TharsusNorthumberlandNorth EastHelps companies harness robotic and machine technologies
Theta TechnologiesExeterSouth WestTesting tech that detects flaws in engineering components
ThingTraxIslingtonLondonConnected technology for manufacturing machines and workers
TouchlabEdinburghScotlandElectronic 'sensing' skin for robots
Transmission DynamicsCramlingtonNorth EastIoT sensors to solve complex industrial challenges
TribosonicsSheffield Yorks & HumberSensor technology for rotating equipment
UbisenseCambridgeEast of EnglandEnterprise location intelligence used in industrial sector
UltraleapBristolSouth WestVirtual touch technology
UniKLasersEdinburghScotlandSingle frequency lasers for holography, sensing and quantum
Wayland AdditiveHuddersfieldYorks & HumberMetallurgy for additive manufacturing
Wearable TechnologiesEnderbyMidlandsBehind Eleksen washable sensors embedded into industrial bodywear
WootzanoSedgefieldNorth EastRobots with 'sensing skin' for fruit and vegetable packing
Zytronic BlaydonNorth EastTouchscreen technologies for wide range of environments