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Safety Accelerator announces Safetytech finalists for Round Two

The Lloyd’s Register Safety Accelerator has selected 10 innovative startups to pitch their proposals at the next SafetyTech Innovation Day at the Lloyd’s Register Foundation on 28 November in London.

The digital technology solutions that entrepreneurs will pitch address safety innovation challenges set by corporate challenge partners Scorpio, Pacific International Lines (PIL), Infratek and Odfjell Drilling, and aim to completely transform how safety is managed in marine, energy and critical infrastructure industries.

Finalists for the Safety Accelerator Round 2 Innovation Challenges include:

Challenge 1: Marine Industry Insights, set in conjunction with global shipping company, Scorpio


  • Contiamo: Contiamo has developed a platform enabling corporates to utilise the existing data they have and build AI (Machine Learning Models) on top of their existing IT infrastructure. 
  • fuseAware: FuseAware utilise IOT, Machine Learning and wider AI technologies to assess and improve health, safety and productivity in real time.
  • Hala Systems: Hala Systems is a for-profit social enterprise focused on technology-driven solutions to problems related to civilian security and safety.

Challenge 2: Determining master’s and crew’s psychological and emotional health, set in conjunction with major containership operator, PIL


  • Emotion Research Lab: Emotion Research Lab allow machines to understand human emotions through affective computing (emotional AI).
  • Aveling: Aveling use bio-markers and wearable tech to understand people's emotional and psychological state.
  • Senseye: Senseye is building a direct link between humans and computers and working to enable you to use the human brain tomorrow the way a mouse and keyboard are used today
  • Stroma Vision: Stroma are developing a vision based driver and worker state monitoring device.

Challenge 3: AI-Driven real-time error detection, set in conjunction with leading supplier of electrical grids, lighting and railway systems, Infratek


  • Cogniac: Cogniac automate visual inspection tasks using the latest in AI / Deep Learning Technologies
  • Numberboost: Numberboost apply the use of machine learning to solve computer vision problems through custom interactive visualisations and data analytics.
  • SmartVid.io: The SmartVid.IO platform uses machine learning to help you gather, find and use your industrial photos and videos.

Challenge 4: Video detection of physical asset changes to prevent falling objects, set in conjunction with international drilling, well service and engineering company, Odfjell Drilling


  • Cogniac: Cogniac automate visual inspection tasks using the latest in AI / Deep Learning Technologies
  • InstaDeep: InstaDeep uses deep reinforcement learning to create AI systems that makes decisions in industrial environments.
  • SmartVid.io: Smartvid.io’s software enables industry to leverage the power of Artificial Intelligence to reduce risk on their projects, using existing sources of photo, video and project data to create an automated safety risk assessment report to benchmark projects on leading risk indicators.

The finalists now advance to the next stage of the Safety Accelerator selection process, which brings corporate industry leaders together with digital startups to solve critical challenges in safety and risk. At the Innovation Day, each of the finalists will pitch their innovative safetytech solution in front of a judging panel of corporate partners and industry experts as well as a wider industry audience.

Winning startups will have the opportunity to pilot their solutions with the corporate partners in an industry environment supported by trial funding from the Safety Accelerator. Winners will also receive additional entrepreneurial mentoring from Plug and Play Tech Centre’s Innovation Platform and access to domain expertise and commercialisation support from Lloyd’s Register.

The Safety Accelerator is a joint initiative of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and LR, in partnership with Plug and Play. It aims to make the world a safer place, by encouraging the growth of the safetytech industry and accelerating the adoption of digital technology for safety.

If you are curious and want to learn more about how digital innovation is changing safety in the marine, energy and critical infrastructure industries, join us for the SafetyTech Innovation Day on 28 November in London

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