86 Hardware Startups in UK to Watch in 2020

UK's Hardware sector is booming. This year’s list of the best 86 UK Hardware startups is an eclectic mix of hyper-growth scaleups, small creative startups and everything in between.

The last update was made on January 21, 2023.

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OneWeb is building a space-based global communications network that will deliver high-speed, low latency internet access everywhere.

London   251-500   $2,950,000,000  

Immersive Labs

Immersive Labs is an on-demand cyber skills platform that rewards critical thinking, problem solving, and curiosity.

Bristol   51-100   $48,018,243  


Glassbox is adisruptive provider of ‘instant replay’ digital customer experience solutions for both the web and mobile.

London   11-50   $35,500,000  


Brightpearl is the omnichannel retail management system that puts your orders, inventory, financials, POS and CRM in one place.

Bristol   51-100   $54,500,000  


Ultrahaptics is working to create the most remarkable connection between people and technology.

Bristol   51-100   $85,870,124  


Metail is a virtual fitting room service for fashion retailers that allows customers to create a 3D model of themselves and try on clothes.

Cambridge   11-50   $32,374,300  


YellowDog is the only predictive and intelligent scheduling & orchestration platform.

Bristol   11-50   $7,334,594  


Ecrebo is a point of sale marketing platform.

Reading   101-250   $23,140,069  

Altitude Angel

Altitude Angel makes drones safer by providing the data and cloud services needed to safely unlock their potential.

Reading   11-50   $4,880,000  

MISSION Therapeutics

MISSION Therapeutics is a platform of technologies for the development of drugs targeting enzymes involved in cancer and other diseases.

Cambridge   11-50   $127,572,919  

Agile Analog

Agile Analog is a company with a mission to transform the landscape of the Analog IP market space.

Cambridge   11-50   $5,054,487  


Tumelo is an investment app dedicated to impact investment.

Bristol     $1,252,315  


Pulsant operates in the growing managed data center services and cloud computing market.

Reading   51-100   $25,731,768  


SATAVIA provides airlines with decision intelligence to make aviation smarter.

Cambridge   11-50   $2,215,081  


StoryStream is the world's most advanced content marketing platform built for automotive brands.

Brighton   11-50   $4,162,686  

Parking Energy

Parking Energy provides an electric car charging system for real estate properties.

Reading   11-50   $5,678,581  


The world's smallest, smartest, smart plug.

Leeds   11-50   $746,000  


Workspace software. Simplified.

Bristol   1-10   $553,254  


KYMIRA Sport is developing a range of performance and recovery enhancing sportswear.

Reading   1-10   $539,778  

Nanna Therapeutics

Nanna Therapeutics is a drug discovery company addressing age-related diseases for which others are failing to provide effective treatments.

Cambridge     $1,083,425  


AudioTelligence delivers real-time audio processing technology for the enhancement of automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems.

Cambridge   11-50   $4,007,990  

Cambridge Broadband

Cambridge Broadband designs wireless back-haul and access provisions that improve telecommunication network capacity and efficiency.

Cambridge   51-100   $99,250,000  

Bluecrest Health Screening

Bluecrest Health Screening is a privately run health screening company founded in the UK in 2012.

Liverpool   101-250   $21,168,395  

Phico Therapeutics

Phico Therapeutics is developing a unique antibiotic technology to destroy multi-drug resistant bacteria in the human anatomy.

Cambridge   11-50   $20,602,390  


White-label client portal and document management platform, Clinked offers secure communication, collaboration & information sharing portal.

Cambridge   11-50   $1,165,000  


Brewbot is a multidisciplinary team of designers and developers.

Belfast     $1,500,000  


Adapttech develops ingenious biomedical technologies to help people with physical limitations improve their quality of life

Birmingham     $1,710,058  


The Tracsis Group is a leading international provider of software and services for the planning and management of mass transit operations.

Leeds   501-1000   $3,292,896  


Liopa is a new biometric verification solution for mobile that uses techniques to track lip movements.

Belfast     $1,055,691  


Lab 21 supports healthcare providers and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries with technically advanced testing services.

Cambridge   51-100   $13,837,126  

Titan IC

Titan IC is a supplier of hardware engines for content and network processing, for both low cost

Belfast   11-50   $1,299,863  


NeoPhore is creating novel small molecule immuno-oncology therapeutics.

Cambridge   1-10   $3,959,920  


An innovative software development company and Microsoft Partner.

Liverpool   11-50   $1,027,310  

Intelligent Health

Intelligent Health makes physical activity a way of life through expertly delivered

Reading   11-50   $1,686,697  

The PPL Group

Your creative partner from concept to Completion As the UK’s leading programme publisher

Liverpool   11-50   $2,671,374  


Roman has developed a strong identity as a design led and fashion forward retailer.



GettingPersonal is online retailer selling personalized and unique gifts.

Manchester     $5,984,234  

Bluebird Tea

Bluebird Tea Co. is a specialist tea blender and retailer.

Brighton   11-50   $469,340  

National Express Group

National Express is one of the most recognised brands in the UK.



Developing novel technology for treatment of fluid overload and chronic oedema, grounded in world-class research and clinical excellence.

Manchester     $621,557  


SwapBots brings toys to life using the magic of augmented reality

Liverpool   1-10   $85,000  

Kaido Group

Kaido Group is a digital health company that provides a consumer driven approach to health.

Birmingham   1-10   $61,002  


Hibu is an internet services company that helps communities thrive by facilitating connections between consumers and merchants.

Reading   10001    


Smarter Bot Management using Intent Analytics™ powered by machine learning. A sophisticated approach for sophisticated threats.

Manchester   51-100    

RDX Sports

RDX Sports is the leading combat sports gear manufacturer in UK and deals in high-quality boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai and more.

Manchester   51-100    

Arcus Studio

A specialist 2D animation studio creating high quality content across a variety of platforms

Newcastle   43840   $125,439  


AuditComply is a risk and performance management company that provides a centralized management platform to improve business processes.

Belfast   11-50    


CarVue is simple but smart automotive management software in the cloud.

Reading   11-50    

Survival Media

A young Liverpool-based media and publishing company.

Liverpool     $158,789  

Ads For Gambling

Gambling Ads Network is the only Ad network in the industry who focus just on gambling traffic.


PD&MS Group

PD&MS Energy is a specialist provider of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services for the global oil and gas industry.


Engineius: Powering Vehicle Movement

Engineius is the leading vehicle movement platform in the UK, offering both a sophisticated software platform and supply chain

Birmingham   11-50    


Novosco is a leading provider of virtual and cloud based infrastructure solutions with offices in Belfast, Birmingham and Dublin.

Belfast   51-100    

Call of the Brave

Call of the Brave to help people affected by unfair fashion in a way that doesn't cost the earth.

Bristol   1-10   $13,873  


Provides online sales of car manuals and automotive related sites.

Bristol   1-10    

Ocasta Studios

Apps, web and digital products. Makers of the Oplift employee empowerment platform

Brighton   11-50    


Talis is a privately owned software company whose mission is to apply technology and data to help transform education.

Birmingham   11-50    

D.C. Thomson & Co.

DC Thomson & Co is a publishing house focused on newspapers, magazines, comics, and books.

Aberdeen   1001-5000    


Vanuse is an on-demand platform, offering a service similar to Uber, but for vans!

Brighton   1-10    

Lucid Games

An independent videogame developer in Liverpool, UK.

Liverpool   11-50    

JAR Technologies

JAR Technologies provides organisations' performance testing solutions online, using real browser testing and monitoring.

Belfast   11-50    


ProForecast provides cloud-based corporate business performance management (CPM) software that gives you reliable data

Newcastle   11-50    

Soil Machine Dynamics

Soil Machine Dynamics is a manufacturers of remote intervention equipment, operating in hazardous environments worldwide.

Newcastle   251-500    


The World's Smartest Kettle.

Newcastle   43840    

Warranty Direct

Warranty Direct has been providing industry leading warranty cover direct to consumers for over 20 years.

Reading   101-250    

Rosemont Pharmaceuticals

Rosemont Pharmaceuticals manufactures and supplies liquid medicines.



TM3 is the power and security of desktop software, with the flexibility of a cloud solution.

Belfast   11-50    


Sondrel is a fast growing privately owned IC Design Services Consultancy.



FSCom is a boutique consultancy firm that provides compliance solutions to financial services institutions.

Belfast   11-50    


Mindlab offers the most accurate and effective market research available.

Brighton   11-50    

Semplice Energy

Semplice Energy provides advanced energy saving solutions and renewable energy products.

Reading   11-50   $1,230,000  

Active BI

Active BI provides business intelligence solution to clients across the world.

Reading   11-50    

Hot Drops

Hot Drops brings you a personalised daily edit of style news and the hottest new arrivals available from your favourite brands

Brighton   1-10    

Inkbot Design

Graphic Designer specialising in Logo Design and Brand Identity.

Belfast   43840    

EcommerceHQ Limited

EcommerceHQ, creators of the most popular module on OpenCart OpenBay Pro. Specialists in OpenCart Hosting and OpenCart Development projects.

Leeds   1-10    


Aupec provides economic consultancy services to the oil and gas sector worldwide.

Aberdeen   11-50    

Abbey Logistics Group

Abbey Logistics Group is a Greener European Logistics Provider operating Bulk Liquid.

Liverpool   501-1000    


COPTRZ is a commercial drones manufacturer.

Leeds   101-250    

Viking SeaTech

Viking SeaTech is a provider of marine services to the energy industry.



Voxbit is reinventing the business phone by merging the worlds of cloud computing, web services & telecommunications to make collaboration.

Belfast   11-50    

Routes Healthcare

Routes is renowned for its ability to develop bespoke care packages to individual clients in short time frames.

Newcastle   11-50    


HOLM is a clothing and fashion recommendation engine.

Reading   1-10    


Fizzbox is an event search and booking engine.

Brighton   11-50    

RISE Beyond

RISE Beyong provides services and tools for effective global collaboration.

Liverpool   1-10    

Filwood Green

A new home for Bristol's environmental businesses.


Seasafe Marine Software

Seasafe Marine Software is a company that specializes in on-board loading and stability software to help customers.


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