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Questioneer: the complete maths revision solution

Millions of students trawl through past papers every year as they revise for their exams. Without costly interventions like personal tutors, this process offers precious little feedback and is limited to one or two available papers when a syllabus has recently been changed. Student entrepreneurs Kajetan Champlewski and Dan Trickey...

Rise: the dawn of a good day

Research has revealed that gently waking to increasing light levels rather than a shrill alarm can improve mood and well-being. Entrepreneurial engineers from Southampton and Coventry have teamed up with a world-renowned designer to devise a product based on this so-called dawn simulation approach. “Let’s face it, sometimes we all...

Aura Vision Labs – next generation video analytics

Businesses everywhere can optimise their products and performance by better knowing who their customers are and how they spend their money. Online businesses benefit from rich data on their customers’ activities, however traditional brick and mortar retailers find it very difficult to generate the same information. UK supermarket chains spend...

Soton Audio Labs: immersive 3D audio

The average Briton spends nearly a decade of their adult life watching television, but millions of viewers enjoy a limited experience through a small set of loudspeakers. In real life, we hear and locate sounds all around us. This reality can never be truly recreated through our screens or even sophisticated...

Route Reports – smart hazard detection for buses and trains

Potholes and overhanging branches are a common frustration for road users in the UK. However, for bus companies the complaints are far more serious. These hazards endanger passengers and damage vehicles, leading to ongoing repair costs for operators. Accurate data of hazards would mitigate these problems but until now there...

Handy Kanji: intuitive language learning

Learning a new language is often strenuous, but when the written form involves over two thousand individual characters the challenge is far greater. Intricate kanji characters are an intrinsic part of the modern Japanese writing system. At schools in Japan, children devote hundreds of hours to memorising the complex forms between the...

Immersive entertainment – Other World Escapes

Escape Rooms are one of the fastest growing entertainment experiences in the world, with over 300 venues now open in the UK and Ireland alone. The activity challenges groups to race against the clock in an immersive story-driven environment to solve fiendish puzzles that test logic, memory and collaboration skills....

Researchably – smarter search, faster research

Research papers are driving biomedical discovery across the globe, with more than 20,000 new articles being published in the life sciences weekly to a growing online community. Data shows that 2.3 million biomedical researchers spend around eight hours per week searching for research papers. As the volume of material continues...

Sagar Energy Solutions – shining light on a sustainable future

Lake Victoria is the world’s largest tropical lake, providing food and jobs for millions of people in Africa. Around 60 per cent of all fish consumed on the continent is reported to come from the great lake, as lucrative night fishing generates much-needed income for rural communities. Despite its vast...

Premier League picks: Machine learning for fantasy football

Millions of players in the UK compete in fantasy football leagues, tinkering with their squads to generate maximum points from their teams. Shrewd dealings in the transfer market can make or break team’s seasons and entrants scramble week on week to strengthen their sides as Premier Leagues stars go on and...

Stradents – trade and make friends

University can be a very expensive time for students. While it comes with many opportunities, financial sustainability is often not one of them. Students must make intelligent decisions with limited funds as they purchase and pass on the items they need to see them through their studies. Online marketplaces are...

Unistore – free student marketplace

There are over two millions students in the UK that can benefit from buying and selling second-hand or unwanted items. With time and money often quite tight during these fast-paced years, students need a quick and simple way to trade their products. Several online companies have established successful consumer-to-consumer sales...

Crùbag: textiles inspired by wonders of marine science

Ocean life is a natural marvel and mystery that largely remains only visible to those in the scientific community. Scientists are working hard to enhance our understanding of the marine world with its captivating organisms and complex ecoystems, but developments do not always make it to the mainstream and public...

Bowsynth: the expressive musical synthesizer

Electronic musical instruments have been used alongside their traditional audio counterparts for many years, however synthesizers remain unable to emulate the subtleties of stringed instruments. The sound of a violin is shaped by fine movements of the bowing arm and hand, which makes the instrument so expressive. These complex movements...

Tap into success: Bar Analytics

Thirsty customers can be left dissatisfied by a warm pint of beer or an off-taste tipple. A disappointing service affects sales so pubs, bars and hotels across the country are increasingly using internet-connected draught beer monitoring systems to review the sales and quality of their beer. The industry is known...

Fair taxi fares: Cab My Ride

The rapid advancement of smartphones and digital technologies is making it easier to arrange travel than ever before. Popular ride booking apps and services are helping drivers reach modern customers as the total number of licensed taxi and private hire vehicles reaches record levels in the UK. This growth has...

Trackstack: music discovery for the digital age

Electronic and dance music is thriving around the globe, with the latest reports valuing the industry at over $6 billion. Figures from this year’s International Music Summit reveal that the genre’s worth has boomed by close to 60% across four years of consecutive growth driven by key factors including the...

Proofer: complete social media management

Social media is an essential tool for businesses to create and maintain brand awareness. Over 1.7 billion people around the world have active social media accounts, with around 500 million tweets posted from these profiles daily. Businesses need to post frequent and relevant content to engage and communicate with customers....

Crossa: Keeping your wheels spinning

Millions of cyclists across the globe know the frustrating experience of suffering a mechanical failure miles away from home. Burdened with tired legs, the rider must attempt to fix the problem or plot a long and miserable journey home. A few years ago, Performance Sports Engineering PhD student Agata Tomaszewska...

Real-time maps: Visualising new levels of disaster relief

Huge amounts of live data are now available and accessible via the internet. This information could provide vital assistance to emergency services responding to disaster scenarios. Paper maps have been used for decades by emergency responders as they are reliable and do not require power. However, they are unable to...