Below are some of the companies The Fund has supported. If you would like to meet any of them or learn more about the products they design and manufacture then please email us at enquiries@britishdesignfund.co.uk

Innovative plumbing solution, inspired by the veins of penguins, in order to minimize heat loss, carbon emissions and risk of legionella disease whilst also requiring 50% less material input at installation.

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Static robotic monitoring solutions for seaweed farming to reduce cost and effort, enabling farms to scale to their full potential whilst minimizing carbon impact of fuel-intensive boat trips.

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Holdson specialises in the manufacturing of high-performance electrochemical polishing machines. With applications in the medical, aerospace, energy, and automotive industries, Holdson's Electroform technology can be used to polish 3D-printed metal components with unparalleled precision.

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The world's first flat-packable solar thermal collector. This award-winning, unique, prismatic solution can be assembled in 30 minutes without the use of any tools and is also suitable for off-grid applications.

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Patented wheel technology that reduces vibration, increases battery range and increases chassis space in last-mile e-cargo bikes. This is achieved by combining the hub motor with the suspension, all within the wheel hub.

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FCLabs’ groundbreakingly small, lightweight, low-cost wearable neurotechnology makes the invisible visible; providing measurable insights into what’s going on in our heads; empowering anyone, anywhere to take control of their mental health & fitness.

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The Milbotix SmartSocks™ contain comfortable sensors and AI algorithms to alert dementia carers to early signs of distress via their smartphone.

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Boxxdocks is building a global network of data-driven logistics boxes, reducing costs and carbon emissions within the logistics sector

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Reinventing the smoke alarm to bring safe, healthy air to every home through the combined use of smoke and air quality sensors.

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A patented discreet retractable toilet mechanism for the purpose of space optimisation.

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Simplifying maintenance with cutting edge FastEDR technology, utilising electrical pulses to dissolve metallic fasteners on a microscopic scale.

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A waste-water surveillance system that detects the prevalence of any virus in real time within a community, up to a week before symptoms present

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A unique, easy-to-install secondary glazing system which cuts window heat loss and emissions by up to 50%, whilst being 80% more cost effective than traditional double-glazing alternatives.

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Reducing CO2 in the motorcycle industry with disruptive technologies to significantly enhance the efficiencies of electric motorcycles.

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Improving access to microgravity environments for research and testing within the UK and international space industry

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UK’s first stand-alone, touch-free women’s urinal to drastically reduce queuing times within the events and entertainment sectors.

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Boost have developed radical new breast forms that are open structured, light, airy and suitable for active use including swimming.

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Tech enabled bike and scooter storage allowing instant access to secure parking, combining smart locks and digital technology.

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High-tech upper body protector for the equestrian market which affords the rider free movement whilst providing vital spine protection.

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Pioneering filtration technology solutions for capturing, harvesting and recycling microplastics released from washing machines.

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Easy-to-fit and affordable prosthetic arms for children and adults. Koalaa prosthetics are lightweight and can be fitted by the user without the need to visit a clinic.

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Disruptive products for sustainable transport and micro-mobility. Newlane is the first packable helmet for riders which looks like a standard helmet when in use.

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The Eiger converts a sitting desk into a standing one, suitable for both adults and children. Especially effective for children with ADHD or similar conditions.

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Technology to reduce work at height. The HB1 is a patented wall climbing robot which can apply paint, carry out inspections and survey infrastructure.

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Technology to improve sleep and relaxation through smart headphones and content which sense and adapt to sleep patterns whilst intelligently blocking out noise.

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Calla shoes disguise and accommodate the feet of bunion sufferers whilst remaining stylish and comfortable, offering wider toe boxes, softer leather and standard heels.

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Technology that makes wiring connections in your home faster and safer by securing electrical wires with clamps rather than screw terminals.

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Patented drain valve that removes the risk of rubber washer erosion and reduces the chance of leaks and delays when draining radiators.

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Safety innovations for the construction industry which improve the safety of scaffolding and other temporary structures for both workers and members of the public.

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Patented dredging technology which solves the problem of dredging in environmentally sensitive areas, removing sediment without causing a drop in water quality.

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A redesigned, simplified and streamlined patented single use lancing device for use in capillary blood sampling.

Meet some of our amazing founders and hear why they started their businesses, what drives them, and what compelling user need they are fulfilling with their innovative products…

Sam Kremer talks to Joyeeta Das about why she started her ocean business and why she cares about improving the efficiency of seaweed farming around the world.

Sam Kremer, Analyst at the British Design Fund, interviews Sam Pearce, the founder and CEO of Zak Mobility, to learn about why Sam wants to reinvent the wheel and move suspension and motors into wheels and off the chassis.

Sam Kremer, Analyst at the British Design Fund interviews Aaron Holt, CEO of Holdson to hear how the team have been developing electrochemical polishing technologies to rapidly and affordably finish and smooth surfaces of components produced by additive manufacturing.

Sam Kremer from the British Design Fund interviews CEO and Founder of the latest addition to the BDF5 portfolio, Faisal Ghani of SolarisKit. SolarisKit have developed the world's first flat-pack solar thermal collector which can be assembled in 30 minutes.

Sam Kremer interviews the latest addition to the BDF cohort, FC Labs, hearing all about how Mat has managed to successfully navigate the path to setting up a technical business without being a technical founder.

Hear how Zeke, cofounder of Milbotix, saw the opportunity to develop SmartSocks which alert dementia carers to early signs of distress in patients via their smartphone.

Damon Bonser, CEO of British Design Fund interviews Amarjit Pall, CoFounder of Boxxdocks and hears how the disruptive logistics start-up got together, what they are addressing and what each of the team brings to the table.

Meet Daniel McBride, one of the co-founders behind Pharelabs, the 23rd investment from the British Design Fund. Learn how the team are using air quality data to improve the accuracy of smoke alarms to make our homes safer.

Meet Monty Ravencroft and Rob Pumfrey, the team behind Hidealoo, the 22nd investment from the British Design Fund. Learn about their unique patented retractable toilet mechanism and the relevance within both residential and care home settings.

Meet the CEO of Scintam, Sam Catchpole-Smith, and hear how Scintam's patented technology is helping to simplify industrial maintenance with cutting edge FastEDR technology, utilising electrical pulses to dissolve metallic fasteners on a microscopic scale.

Hear Claire Trant talk about why she co-founded Untap along with Jay Bullen and how they are bringing wastewater surveillance into the 21st century.

Meet the founder of Gecko Glazing, Gareth Claase

Meet the founder of White Motorcycle Concepts, Robert White

Meet the founder of Boost, Samantha Jackman and hear about why she set up Boost and why she cares so much about giving women, post-masectomy, better choices following surgery.

Meet the Steve, the founder of Simplistik, a recent BDF3 investment and hear about why he choose to reengineer the lancet medical device.

Damon interviews Max, founder of Spokesafe, and asks why he cares so much about urban cyclists

Meet the founders from one of BDF3's recent investments, Hazel and Amber of Peequal, the UKs first urinal for women

Hear Nate Macabuag, founder of Koalaa, talk to Damon about why he wants to give everyone in the world access to affordable prosthetics.

Damon Bonser, CEO of British Design Fund, talks to Newlane co-founder Josh Cohen about why urban cyclists need a packable cycle helmet.

Jack Cornes, CEO of Hausbots, shares what inspired the team to create a wall climbing robot to make infrastructure workers’ lives safer.

Hear Adam Root, founder of Matter, explain why he launched his business and why he cares about removing micro fibres from our oceans and waterways

Damon talks to Calla Shoes founder, Jennifer Bailey, about why she started her business and what sets her product apart from the competition.

Damon interviews Esmaralda, the founder of Armaros, and discovers why the Guardian Angel body armour is such an important product to get into market