Hardware

Sorex Sensors

Sorex Sensors is a spin‐out from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

The company has developed a dual-mode film bulk acoustic resonator (FBAR) sensor technology.

The devices, fabricated on a silicon wafer, comprise a thin film of piezoelectric material that is made to resonate. Attachment of mass to the surface changes the resonant […]

Oxford Flow

Oxford Flow designs and manufactures innovative pressure control equipment using technology developed at the University of Oxford.

Inspiration came to Professor Povey during research into jet turbines. Increasingly frustrated that market-leading pressure regulators couldn’t meet the needs of his R&D, he decided to design his own. The resulting technology set new benchmarks for performance and sustainability.

Oxford […]

Opsydia

 Opsydia is a spin-out company from the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, specialising in designing bespoke optical systems and laser fabrication processes for complex and unique ideas.

 

MedaPhor

We are delighted to announce that the Parkwalk Opportunities Fund has participated in the recent financing round of MedaPhor Group plc, the Cardiff University Spin-out and global provider of advanced ultrasound training simulators for medical professionals.

The company is headquartered in Cardiff, UK and Atlanta, USA, with over 500 customers in 45 countries around the […]

Inductosense

Inductosense specialises in the development of compact, wireless sensors for fast, repeatable detection of cracks, corrosion or defects in structures or products.

The company’s aim is to become the leading provider of permanently installed non-destructive testing (NDT) sensors and analytics for Energy Infrastructure and Composites markets.

NuNano

NuNano is a UK-based company specialising in the design and manufacture of probes for atomic force microscopy and cantilever-based sensor devices. It was founded in 2011 by Dr James Vicary and Professors Heinrich Hoerber and Mervyn Miles to bring new manufacturing methods and exemplary levels of customer service to an industry broadly unchanged in […]

Covatic

Covatic is building the world’s first broadcast personalisation engine, based on world-leading IP from the University of Oxford in the field of semantic linked-data technology.  It will enable broadcasters to deliver context aware, dynamic programming tailored to the unique requirements of each audience member.

The company was founded in early 2017 by a combination of […]

Proxisense

Proxisense has developed extreme environment proximity sensors and fluid contamination systems utilising eddy current sensors. The former are finding uses in producing systems which monitor the health of turbine blades in real-time, which can extend component lifetimes and reduce maintenance and downtime costs. Proxisense is targeting the power and aerospace industries for these use […]

PervasID

PervasID  is developing a high reliability, wide area passive RFID system with the potential to provide location capability based on the EPC Class1 Gen2 standard.

Spun out from research activity in the Engineering Department at the University of Cambridge, the technology is now successfully deployed in several field trials.

8Power

8Power is a University of Cambridge start-up developing novel technology for sensing and measurement in industrial applications.

The University of Cambridge is a world leader in the science and technology of sensing, and is pioneering the research of new sensor technologies applied to condition monitoring of built infrastructure and machinery through the Cambridge Centre for Smart […]

Inflowmatix

The Parkwalk Opportunities Fund has participated in a funding round for Inflowmatix, an Imperial College spin-out company providing high-resolution sensors and associated analytics initially to the water industry. Their technology will enable clients to actively manage their asset base through risk-based preventative maintenance and ultimately dynamic network optimisation.

Cambridge Touch Technologies

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Cambridge Touch Technologies (CTT) is a University of Cambridge start-up developing next-gen 3D touch technology.

CTT’s next generation 3D touch technology enables mobile devices to sense both the location and force of multi-touch inputs. CTT’s technology improves on the first generation of 3D technologies recently introduced to mass markets, which allow users to press a […]

Spectral Edge

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Spectral Edge has emerged from the highly-regarded Colour Group at the University of East Anglia, a world leader in colour research. The Group is active in a range of different research areas such as Computational Colour Constancy, Physics based vision, Image Reproduction, Colour Graphics, Image Indexing, Colour scanning, Colour Science, and Computer Vision.

The company’s […]

Silicon Microgrvity

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Spun-out of the University of Cambridge Nanoscience Centre, Silicon Microgravity is commercialising a sensor technology which provides a breakthrough in the management of oil and gas reservoirs.

The company’s breakthrough sensing technology combines the recording of gravity data at very high sensitivities and seismic data at low frequencies. Both sensing methodologies provide an improved means for […]

Animal Dynamics

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Animal Dynamics, a spin-out from the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford, is developing a portfolio of products derived from research into evolutionary adaptations in flight, swimming, walking, and stealth, where nature has arrived at significant performance optimizations which can be applied to commercial products.

Navetas

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Parkwalk invested in Navetas in November 2015. In August 2017 the company was acquired. Transaction details are confidential but if an earn-out is achieved Parkwalk investors will receive c. 85% of their investment cost back over a four year holding period.

Navetas are developing household energy monitoring solutions. The company offers a core product, the Loop Energy Saver, […]

Reduse

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The Parkwalk-managed University of Cambridge Enterprise Fund III invested in Reduse in June 2015. In October 2016 the company entered voluntary liquidation.

Reduse, a spin out from the Low Carbon Materials Processing Group at the University of Cambridge, were seeking to change the way laser printed office paper is treated post use. Instead of disposal, recycling […]

Salunda

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Salunda has developed patented, contactless sensor technology for monitoring machinery in very harsh environments. Sensors scan components such as pistons, rotors and seals for wear and failure. A profile of the component surface can be recorded with sensitivities of as little as tens of microns. Sensors can warn of imminent failure by detecting cracks, […]