Blippar are a leading visual discovery app using augmented reality and artificial intelligence to unlock interactive experiences from the physical world. Linda visits Covent Garden for an innovative AR shopping experiment and to meet with Danny Lopez, to find out how this British company is leading the way in AR branding and merchandising.
Linda is down at the National Theatre for the launch of HeyGreenGO, a social discovery platform that is attempting to help users meet like-minded people nearby, trying to get the social back into social media.
Linda Lewis meets the founders of The Inner Circle - an online dating platform for connecting 'successful singles around the world' with an app, a website and regular social events. They won first prize for best niche dating app at the European Dating Awards in May and theit co-founder, David Vermeulen, was voted entrepreneur of the year. Linda finds out how the company is planning to expand in other cities in Europe and the US.
Pavegen are a company who have come up with revolutionary technology that transforms the power of people's footsteps into energy. Linda Lewis meets the CEO Laurence Kemball Cook, who reveals how the company has teamed up with Tribal Planet in Silicon Valley to turn the data from footsteps into a 'digital currency' which people can spend using their mobile phone.
Tech Camp is a school for children that teaches youngsters from the age of nine how to code and get them hooked on science. The school was set up over ten years ago by Tom Ward, who worked previously as a teacher and electrical engineer. He talks to Linda Lewis about the school's mission to 'inspire tomorrow's inventors' and their courses. From building robot arms to designing computer games, the school prides itself in teaching advanced tech skills to young people before they enter the competitive industry.
Linda speaks to Culture Secretary John Whittingdale at the largest launch of digital radio event in London this week. The event included Share Radio as part of the 18 radio stations that went live this month. Together they discuss what does this mean for the industry and the benefits of digital radio.
Linda Lewis focuses on electric cars this week and speaks to Pod Point, a Shoreditch-based company that makes charging units for electric cars that have been gradually been installed in homes, car parks and airports. They describe themselves are the UK’s largest suppliers of electric charging solutions. She speaks to Erik Fairbairn, CEO of the company.
Linda Lewis profiles Xero, the market leader in cloud-based accounting software which has been labelled by Forbes as the most innovative growth company two years in a row. This week they've been hosting their annual conference and expo in Battersea in London, unveiling a number of innovative add-ons to their software, such as auto-enrollment for pensions, and a link-up with Barclays and Microsoft to provide subscribers with more insights into how and where their money is going. Linda Lewis went along to meet the founders.
Company Casebook with Linda Lewis, talking to Joe Warren, Managing Director and and Andrew Wordsworth, founder of Sustainable Ventures, at Powervault, A London technology startup aiming to revolutionise the home energy market with their electricity storage systems linked to roof solar panels.
Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging is a highly successful British technology firm which developed the world's first MRI scanner for injured or ill horses. The company has won two Queen's Awards for Enterprise and International Trade. It is now developing a revolutionary scanner to help vets diagnose and treat cats and dogs. Linda Lewis went to meet them.
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