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Digital detection solutions to enhance safety.

Round 5: Safety Accelerator startup winners

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The Lloyd's Register Safety Accelerator is delighted to announce the latest batch of successful startups, chosen to tackle safety and risk challenges set in collaboration with Challenge Partners Lloyd's Register, PepsiCo, Phillips 66, and DCP Midstream.

Successful startups were selected for their innovative technology solutions, which enable fresh ways of sensing, identifying, understanding and managing a variety of important safety risks, from human factors to operational issues. The winners will benefit from trial funding and invaluable collaboration with industry-leading corporate challenge partners, opening up new markets.

How does this selection process work?

  • Safety challenges set collaboratively by corporate 'Challenge Partners' and the Lloyd's Register Safety Accelerator
  • Plug and Play Tech Center source applicable startups to tackle these challenges, via their innovative global tech community, with three-five finalists shortlisted 
  • Finalists live-pitch their solutions at Safety Accelerator 'Innovation Days',  judged by Challenge Partners and industry experts from LR, LRF, and Plug and Play Tech Center
  • Winning startups go on to trial their solutions for three months with Challenge Partners 

Challenge 1: Revolutionary listeria detection

Partner: PepsiCo

Finalists: ProteoSense, ProbiusDx, Conelum and SnapDNA

Winning startup: SnapDNA is an industry-compliant, enrichment-free, molecular-based, pathogen analysis platform for food safety. SnapDNA’s platform works with industry established sample sizes, detects live cells only, and provides quantitative results with near-zero false positive accuracy. The system provides 20-minute, sample-to-answer results for Listeria, Salmonella, and E. coli.

Challenge 2: Digital plastic pipeline detection

Partner: DCP Midstream

Finalists: Stolar, WaveSense, vGIS

Winning startup: Stolar Global Imaging (SGI) is a Geophysical Services and Instrumentation Company. SGI specializes in a unique and proprietary suite of “Radio-Geophysics” instruments for underground and borehole radiowave mapping. SGI provides geologic and geophysical imaging consultancy for the construction, mining, environmental engineering, and energy-related industries. Their experience and dedication in geophysical problem-solving has increased operational efficiency, reduced geologic risk associated with production, increased worker health and safety, and contributed to environmentally-responsible resource recovery.

Challenge 3: Data analytics to detect pipeline faults

Partner: Phillips 66

Finalists: To be announced

Winning startup: To be announced

Challenge 4: Data-driven compliance and assurance for safety-critical industries

Partner: Lloyd's Register

Finalists: Ai XPRTAPIAX, Ascent Technologies and RequirementOne

Winning startup: Ai XPRT provides Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solution to automate regulatory compliance assurance and financial audit.

About the Safety Accelerator

The Lloyd’s Register Safety Accelerator is the first programme of its kind globally, hastening the adoption of digital technology for safety and risk in critical industries, including the maritime sector. The programme, a joint initiative between Lloyd’s Register, Lloyd’s Register Foundation and run in partnership with Plug and Play, facilitates and guides collaboration between innovative digital startups and industry corporates, to make the world a safer place.


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