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Tech-Xpo 2023 unveils cutting-edge technology startups

The Rosa Biotech team in the labSetsquared

Tech-Xpo 2023 takes place on 28 JuneSetsquared

Press release issued: 8 June 2023

Sixteen startups will promote their innovative technologies to an audience of influential investors and business leaders at Bristol's Tech-Xpo 2023 on 28 June.

Now in its 19th year, Tech-Xpo is the flagship pitch, demo and connect showcase for the University of Bristol’s acclaimed tech incubator, SETsquared Bristol.

Eleven of the 16 companies are shortlisted to compete on the night for Best Elevator Pitch: Drift Energy, Gritty Talent, Infinifty,, Rosa Biotech, RouteZero, Senmag Robotics, Shelf Conscious, Siloton, SoleSense and Wilder Sensing.

The event, at Bristol Harbour Hotel, will represent a diverse range of sectors from healthtech to greentech, with a strong focus on tech for good. An invited audience of over 200 guests will have the opportunity to meet, collaborate with, or invest in new entrepreneurs driven to change the world.

Rosa Biotech will be among the startups competing for Best Elevator Pitch. The University of Bristol spinout is transforming the lives of patients with its biosensing platform to detect life-threatening diseases.

Arne Scott, CTO of Rosa Biotech, said: "Following our recent fundraise, Rosa is at an exciting point in its development. Tech-Xpo provides the perfect opportunity to share our vision of earlier chronic disease diagnosis with investors, partners and fellow entrepreneurs in the South West and beyond.”

Last year’s Tech-Xpo winner, as voted by the audience, was inclusive marketing AI tool, Inclued. Previous winners include Ferryx, that makes bacterial products capable of functioning during active disease, and KETS Quantum Security, world leader in quantum cryptography hardware solutions.

Kimberley Brook, Director of SETsquared Bristol, said "We’re delighted to celebrate a diverse range of innovation and talent at Tech-Xpo 2023. It’s a wonderful opportunity to bring our remarkable startup community together with the wider tech ecosystem to network, collaborate and support the region’s most promising innovators.”

VWV, SETsquared Bristol’s Lawyer in Residence, is Tech-Xpo’s Headline Sponsor for the 13th year, and Bristol Innovations is Supporting Sponsor.

The winner of Tech-Xpo 2023 Best Elevator Pitch will be announced on 28 June.

If you are an investor interested in attending the event, please email for an invite. 

Information about exhibiting companies

  • AI Simulator is a one-stop-shop for anyone looking to learn the art of early-stage investing and fundraising.  
  • Alo Mundus is a platform that connects urban nature projects with businesses to help them fund initiatives that align with their values and objectives.
  • DRIFT Energy is the world’s first mobile class of renewable energy creating green hydrogen at sea and distributing it globally.
  • Ferryx develops natural bacterial products capable of functioning during active disease, which can be developed as food supplements or prescription therapeutics.
  • Gritty Talent is a tech-driven talent company, building talent value-chain products that support thriving and diverse workforces in the digital age.
  • Infinifty is an e-commerce solution ready for web3 that allows creators and brands to bundle their brilliance into secure, authentic, collectible capsules. 
  • Moropo is a no-code automated testing platform for mobile apps. It provides everything you need to record test flows, replay them across real devices and review the results.
  • is a pro-active AI Assistant for ADHD, compassionately transforming its users' moments of need into opportunities to choose the life they really want. 
  • Rosa Biotech aims to transform the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with chronic disease to significantly enhance outcomes by enabling earlier intervention.
  • RouteZero is a climatetech company which takes aim at Europe’s largest source of emissions: travel and transport.
  • Senmag Robotics is on a mission to democratise the sense of touch, with its user-friendly, affordable and high-fidelity force feedback device.
  • Shelf Conscious provides the toolkit brands that retailers need to efficiently monitor and optimise their digital shelf.
  • Siloton is developing a personal eye scanner that is portable, inexpensive, and highly scalable leveraging a technology called integrated photonics.
  • SoleSense is a revolution in therapy diagnostics and treatment for all those learning how to stand and walk again after injury.
  • Supersmith has developed an affordable, self-stabilising three-wheel mobility scooter that leans into corners and remains perfectly level on uneven ground and cambers.
  • Wilder Sensing helps investors, land managers and ecologists quantify changes to biodiversity using commercially available audio sensors and AI.

Further information

SETsquared Bristol information:

Founded in 2002, SETsquared Bristol is the University of Bristol’s acclaimed tech incubator that grows global tech businesses out of Bristol. It has supported more than 350 companies in 30 sectors to raise over £660 million in funding.

Its incubation programme includes bespoke business support, skills and training, a network of advisers and investors, and a community of startups and scaleups.

SETsquared Bristol champions tech diversity and runs inclusion programmes to ensure sector representation; currently 42% of its founders are women and 28% from a minority ethnic background.

It has been named The Europa’s Hottest Accelerator in Europe and UBI Global No.1 University Business Incubator as part of the SETsquared Partnership. For more information, go to or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Press enquiries: 

For all press enquiries and to arrange an interview, please contact: Rhian Jarman, SETsquared Bristol, 

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