71 Science and Engineering Startups in UK to Watch in 2020

UK's Science and Engineering sector is booming. This year’s list of the best 71 UK Science and Engineering 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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Abcam is a producer and distributor of high quality research-grade antibodies and associated proteomics research products.

Cambridge   251-500   $335,736,300  


FiveAI provides software for safe and cost effective urban mobility in public transport and solution to complex urban environments.

Cambridge   51-100   $37,700,000  


SenSat simulates reality in real time, which helps computers solve real world problems.

London   51-100   $15,046,951  

Fluidic Analytics

Fluidic Analytics designs, develops and manufactures tools that seek to revolutionise the way proteins are characterised.

Cambridge   11-50   $40,724,544  


GeoSpock is an extreme-scale spatial big data platform company that provides analytics, visualisation & builds insight.

Cambridge   51-100   $32,840,768  


Daisie brings creators together and supports them to do amazing work.

Brighton   1-10   $2,900,000  


IPV is a provider of multi-media content management systems

Cambridge   11-50   $2,747,098  

Frontier Developments

Frontier is a UK games developer and publisher based in Cambridge.

Cambridge   251-500   $23,246,956  

Cambridge Cancer Genomics

Cambridge Cancer Genomics develops precision oncology solutions to transform the way cancer patients are treated.

Cambridge   11-50   $8,500,000  

UltraSoC Technologies

UltraSoC Technologies provides SoC infrastructure to enable rapid development of embedded systems.

Cambridge   11-50   $21,284,577  


Fetch.AI is an artificial intelligence and digital economics company based in Cambridge, UK.

Cambridge   11-50   $21,000,000  

Artios Pharma

Artios is a DNA Damage Response (DDR) company focussed on developing first-in-class treatments for cancer.

Cambridge   1-10   $115,582,868  

Sphere Fluidics

Sphere Fluidics develops products for use in single cell analysis and characterization, and provides associated collaborative R&D services.

Cambridge   11-50   $19,804,627  

Eagle Genomics

Eagle Genomics is a enterprise software solutions company to enable the management, orchestration and exploitation of life sciences data.

Cambridge   11-50   $11,125,399  

CMR Surgical

CMR Surgical is developing the next-generation surgical robotic system for minimal access surgery.

Cambridge   251-500   $384,838,304  

The Cambridge Satchel Company

Beautiful leather satchels and music bags in a variety of sizes, colours, backpack or shoulder strap styles.

Cambridge   101-250   $21,000,000  


Smarter infrastructure using Industrial Internet of Things and Predictive Analytics

Cambridge   1-10   $2,139,190  


Healthera is a provider of next-generation, pharmacy-integrated personal health management solutions.

Cambridge   11-50   $10,506,233  

Zeetta Networks

Zeetta Networks simplifies the monitoring, management and automation of complex ICT networks

Bristol   11-50   $4,084,234  

Industrial Phycology

Industrial Phycology has designed and patented a system to harness the power of algae to remove nutrients.

Bristol   1-10   $2,607,761  


axial3D is 3D printing anatomical models for the healthcare industry.

Belfast   43840   $3,646,796  


RealityMine is a tech leader in high quality passive research, enabling clients to reveal unique insights from real life consumer behaviour.

Manchester   51-100   $20,618,078  

F-star Biotechnology

F-star is developing a pipeline of novel bispecific antibodies with a therapeutic focus in immuno-oncology and oncology.

Cambridge   51-100   $57,285,715  


3D vision and artificial intelligence applied to subsea robotics servicing offshore wind & oil decommissioning

Bristol   11-50   $5,176,423  


Repositive offers a platform that enables individuals to access and share human genomic data.

Cambridge   1-10   $4,275,825  


Endomag is a medical technology company devoted to improving breast cancer care through its magnetic sensing technologies.

Cambridge   11-50   $19,785,556  

Wren Therapeutics

Wren Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company based, focused on drug discovery and development for protein misfolding diseases.

Cambridge     $23,320,804  

Corporation Pop

Corporation Pop designs original and engaging interactive tools that help their clients communicate with their audience.

Manchester     $701,802  

Sphere Medical Holding

Sphere Medical Holding develops and commercializes monitoring products for critical care environments.

Cambridge   101-250   $65,319,835  


Kristalic is building an AI-powered assistant designed to record your work-related conversations

Cambridge   1-10   $2,000,000  

Cydar Medical

Cydar Medical has developed computer vision software that produces real-time automated 3D overlays during X-ray guided procedures.

Cambridge   11-50   $9,109,974  

Acacia Pharma

Acacia Pharma is a pharmaceutical company engaged in the R&D of supportive care drugs for cancer patients.

Cambridge   11-50   $33,500,000  


Wakelet gives you the freedom to organise the web, the way you want it. Save, curate and share all the things you love online.

Manchester   1-10   $1,673,231  


Eight19 develops solar cells using organic photovoltaic technology for solar power generation.

Cambridge   11-50   $18,165,096  


AllPlants is a VC-backed B-Corp on a mission to become Earth’s most forward-thinking food company.

London   11-50   $10,893,635  


SaltDNA is the first company to provide a solution for encrypted communications between devices with centralised control for the enterprise.

Belfast   11-50   $3,000,000  


1Spatial provides the software solutions and services that manage the world’s largest spatial big data.

Cambridge   251-500   $2,956,989  

Silicon MicroGravity

Silicon MicroGravity is a company developing novel sensor technology.

Cambridge   1-10   $11,273,692  


TeraView develops terahertz instruments which can generate, detect and manipulate radiation to characterize a wide range of materials.

Cambridge   11-50   $26,526,411  

Elucid mHealth

Elucid mHealth provide real-time remote monitoring tools for non-adherence and patient engagment within clinical trials.

Manchester   1-10   $1,891,999  

Crunch Accounting

Crunch Accounting is a cloud-based platform that offers financial management services to its clients.

Brighton   101-250   $1,009,430  


BookingLive provides powerful scheduling, reservation and purchasing experiences that create profitable customer relationships.

Bristol   11-50   $646,276  


PsyOmics develops proteomic diagnostics to improve early diagnosis and treatment outcomes for those with neuropsychiatric disorders.

Cambridge     $1,054,326  

Liverpool ChiroChem

Liverpool ChiroChem manufactures and supplies specialist building blocks for pharmaceutical research and biotechnology.

Liverpool   1-10   $700,316  


EBar is a start-up company developing a self-service drink dispenser for events. Perfect pints dispensed in seconds!

Aberdeen   43840   $915,186  


CRiL was formed in April 2013 specifically to develop innovative medical devices to diagnose and manage respiratory conditions.

Cambridge     $3,332,032  


Antibodies.com is a leading supplier of protein research tools.

Cambridge   11-50   $503,899  

Enigma Digital

Enigma Digital is a developer of unique desktop and SAAS solutions which recover and restore deleted data from smartphones.

Birmingham   11-50   $1,445,567  


EnXray is a UK medical technology for sterilization of medical devices and life science products.

Liverpool   1-10   $6,406,230  

Hobs Reprographics

Hobs Reprographics is a national network of digital printing bureau, supplying printing and design solutions to all business sectors,

Manchester     $10,910,564  


Onboarding international students into accommodation and neighbourhoods.

Liverpool   1-10   $16,800  


Washbox offers its clients washed, ironed, and folded laundry which is delivered in 24 hours.

Newcastle   11-50   $46,470  


Celebrity Video Messaging platform used by 100s of celebrities to record personal videos messages for birthdays, proposals, endorsements etc

Bristol   1-10    

British Cycling

British Cycling is the national governing body for cycling in Great Britain, working across all levels from the playground to the podium.

Manchester   251-500    


ClearPay is a great new way to pay for the things you love with three equal Interest-free payments.


Innovo Engineering & Construction

Innovo is a manufacturing and engineering company devoted in providing high value professional services and high technology equipment.

Aberdeen   11-50   $55,958  


John Wood Group PLC is a multinational energy services company.



A platform that provides innovative P2P travel experience that university travellers.

Manchester     $12,500  

Sweet Joe's

Sweet Joe’s is initially targeting its cookie dough recipe at Millennials.


JAR Technologies

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

Belfast   11-50    

OchreSoft Technologies

OchreSoft Technologies is a software company providing business process optimization solutions for the legal application market.

Reading   11-50   $1,177,592  

Henty Oil

Henty Oil is a provider of customized marine and industrial fuel solutions.



A transparent mobile network where you can't overspend.

Birmingham   1-10    

Saturn Bioponics

Saturn Bioponics provides crop production systems to improve profitability by increasing yields and reducing labour and resource costs.



Nochex means to make and accept payments safely and dependably at an affordable price.

Leeds   11-50    

Frontier Labs

Frontier Labs design and build intelligent augmented systems that help people and businesses realise their potential.


Blick Shared Studios

Blick Studios is a social enterprise, a group of creative entrepreneurs who wanted to create a great workspace in Belfast.

Belfast   43840    


Wired Sussex is a membership organization for companies and freelancers operating in the digital, media, and technology sector in Sussex.

Brighton   11-50    


enquirehub is a secure global business directory which helps businesses connect.

Newcastle   43840    


CO2DeepStore is a developer of CCS projects, delivering capture, transport and storage solutions for major CO2 emitters.

Aberdeen   43840    

Venture Production

Venture Production is a leading British-based oil and gas exploration and production business.


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