BetaDen has revealed the latest cohort of companies to join its nine-month programme.

Seven startups will seek to benefit from support offered by the Worcestershire technology accelerator, beginning this month.

The programme includes access to Worcestershire’s 5G test bed, a proof-of-concept grant, mentoring from a handpicked team of commercial and technology experts, plus office space in Malvern Hills Science Park. 

Cohort 4 graduate Prizsm Technologies, which has developed a quantum-resistant, hyper-secure data storage and communications solution, will also join DronePrep as BetaDen’s Entrepreneurs in Residence.

The founders joining Cohort 5 are developing technologies ranging from software designed to help people manage their mental health, indoor purification systems, a virtual careers thinking and planning space, and artificial-intelligence driven laser surface processing to low-carbon 3D construction printing, low-latency remote broadcasting technology and smart locker systems. 

“We are excited by the range of companies joining Cohort 5 and the potential their innovations offer to improve the ways certain industries work and also to change people’s lives for the better,” said Linda Smith, founder and CEO.

“Since the programme launched almost four years ago, our cohort members have enjoyed some remarkable achievements, securing contracts with industry-leaders such as HS2, the NHS and Network Rail and delivering a series of world firsts, including the first self-powered floating 5G buoy, which provided sea-state safety monitoring off the Dorset coast, and the first medical airbridge from the British mainland.”


Software designed to empower mobile users to better understand and manage their won mental health, recognising when changes may indicate a mental-health decline

Bright Beams

Fully-integrated, digitised and Artificial Intelligence-enabled laser surface processing system for metallic and ceramic-metallic composite materials

Change Maker 3D

Low-carbon 3D printing for the construction industry

Equal Vision

Web-based, playful virtual careers thinking and planning space for young people

Malvern Air Ltd

Indoor air purification, enabling pathogen removal to levels previously thought impossible

Remote Controllers

Low-latency remote control of broadcast technology

Secure Socialising

Crime-reducing keyless smart locker system for spaces where people meet and socialise