What is the UK Tech Accelerator in Germany?

Running from September 2024 to January 2025, the accelerator will place six companies into CODE_n – a Stuttgart based Innovation Hub, part of de de:hub “future.industries”. Once there, they will receive access to startup support packages including introductions and visits to key global corporates and VCs such as Bosch, BMW, and ZF Friedrichshafen. The pioneering technology companies were selected from a pool of almost 50 applicants after presenting their market-ready innovations in areas such as quantum physics, AI, robotics and virtual reality to a panel of UK and German judges.

Why Stuttgart?

The city of Stuttgart is the capital of the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg – a place that boasts one of the highest densities of global corporates including Bosch, Mercedes and SAP. As a state it has an economy similar in size to Sweden and is Germany’s largest exporter. Located centrally in Europe, it spends around €30 billion on Research & Development each year – the highest intensity of anywhere in Europe.

What do the Startups get?

  • A high profile unveiling at Baden Wuerttemberg’s Start-up BW Summit in Stuttgart on July 11 2024
  • A funded office space in CODE_n for 5 months, with access to its wider eco system and hub network Corporate and VC
  • introductions and on-site visits to our partners
  • Opportunity to join a wide range of start up support packages with key stakeholders
  • Enrolment into an accelerator
  • Mentoring programme
  • Pitching opportunities
  • Guidance on establishing an entity

Meet the Accelerator Cohort

BOW Ltd

Sector: Robotics

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (Sheffield)

BOW revolutionises robotics software development, offering a universal platform that simplifies creating applications for any robot. Their SDK enables developers to innovate across various hardware, ensuring rapid deployment and high portability. BOW’s mission is to democratise robotics, making it accessible to a broader range of developers and industries.

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digiLab Solutions Ltd

Sector: AI

Region: South West (Exeter)

digiLab is a machine learning company specialising in probabilistic machine learning and uncertainty quantification across a range of sectors including nuclear fission, fusion, materials, and general engineering. Through the accelerator, digilab aims to launch its proprietary machine learning platform, twinLab, and related services. twinLab puts sophisticated machine learning tools in the hands of domain engineers, optimising their simulations and workflows.

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GEMBA

Sector: VR/AR

Region: London

Gemba is the go-to virtual reality platform of the enterprise metaverse. A leader in global workforce learning, Gemba supports ambitious companies going through digital transformation roll out powerful, scalable training in an efficient, sustainable way. Through the Accelerator, Gemba will showcase their VR capabilities across the European manufacturing market, generating long-lasting partnerships that drive business impact through operational and leadership excellence.

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Holdson Ltd

Sector: AI

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (Huddersfield)

Holdson develops innovative hardware and software solutions for a range of manufacturing clients, enhancing machine precision and efficiency by embedding integrated custom-built machine learning tools. Through the accelerator, Holdson aims to tap into Germany’s robust industrial ecosystem and academia, and to propel sustainable manufacturing practices by commercialising its AI and digital tools.

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Octaipipe

Sector: AI

Region: London

OctaiPipe is a platform that facilities the management and scale-up of AI on the Edge, using Federated Learning to outperform traditional, centralised cloud-based approaches in a variety of industrial and critical systems applications. OctaiPipe is already working with German companies and aims to expand its existing partnerships and collaborations with German companies and identify new business opportunities and funding.

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Oxford Quantum Circuits

Sector: Quantum

Region: South East (Reading)

Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC) is a global leader in Quantum Compute-as-a-Service (QCaaS). They developed the UK’s first commercially available quantum computer, became Europe’s first QCaaS company, and integrated the world’s first quantum computer in a commercial data centre. Through the Accelerator, OQC aims to explore proof of concept studies with Southern German Corporates and establish a new partnership, investor and industry network.

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Key Partners

UK Government’s Department for Business and Trade

We are the department for economic growth.
We support business to invest, grow and export,
creating jobs and opportunities across the country.

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Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Tourism Baden-Württemberg

The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Tourism is responsible for economic policy in the state of Baden-Württemberg. Its remit includes promoting the economy, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises, and business-related research.

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Baden-Württemberg International (BW_i)

BW_i is the central location marketing agency for business and science and academia for the state of Baden Württemberg. It offers a wide range of services for foreign companies, clusters and networks, universities and research institutions that are interested in the German Southwest. BW_i UK office is the first point of contact if you are looking for the perfect site or investment opportunity.

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CODE_n

CODE_n is a leading cross-industry and cross-cultural innovation platform and hub for digital pioneers and visionaries. CODE_n promotes creativity and provides a stage for new business models and digital trends, enriched by an international network of startups and companies that connects entrepreneurs, ambitious startups and established companies. They are also the sponsors of the Future Industries Hub Stuttgart.

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Press

Stuttgart is becoming an innovation hub for six British technology startups: naturally, this is causing a stir in the media. All official press releases and articles on the topic of the UK Tech Accelerator are linked in this section. If you have any press enquiries, please get in touch with our contacts.

First press release (DE)

Onepager: “Meet the winners”

Cohort PDF

Contact PersonJane Kirz | Senior Technology Innovation Scout | British Conuslate-General Munich
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Contact PersonLea Havekost | Start-up & Innovation Managerin | CODE_n
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