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Pioneering university startups on show at world’s biggest tech show


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InPulse is one of the technologies developed in Future Worlds on display

Tech startups from the University of Southampton will unveil revolutionary AI and quantum technology products at CES 2021 – as the UK’s only university representative.

Innovative technology developed at the University of Southampton is being launched on the world stage from 11th-14th January at CES 2021, as the world’s largest and most influential technology exhibition goes virtual.

Tech entrepreneurs leading eight startups will exhibit at the all-digital expo, showcasing pioneering advances from a range of sectors including Artificial Intelligence, Fitness and Wearables, Quantum Computing, Sports Technology, and Sustainability.

CES usually takes place in Las Vegas and attracts over 170,000 visitors who flock to see the newest technology being showcased by the 4,000+ tech firms in attendance. 2021 sees the event go all-digital, taking the global reach of CES wider than ever before.

Future Worlds, the on-campus startup accelerator at the University of Southampton, will return to CES for a sixth consecutive year as the UK’s only exhibiting university. Eight startups from the University will be interacting with potential customers, investors and tech leaders across the world during the four-day show.

Current University of Southampton startups being exhibited by Future Worlds at CES 2021 are:

Absolar: AI-powered software that simulates solar radiation to inform renewable energy decisions

Aquark Technologies: revolutionary miniaturised cold atom chip for quantum hardware

ArchAI: an AI tool for construction planners to automate archaeology assessments

Inpulse: smart clothing to correct muscle imbalances and improve sports performance

Sentient Sports: AI that assists football managers by predicting how players will perform

They will be joined by three other University of Southampton startups previously supported by Future Worlds:

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Emitwise: machine-learning software to help speed up the carbon accounting and reporting process for environmentally-conscious companies

Ben Clark, Future Worlds Director, says: “We are very excited as Southampton steps up as the only university representing the UK at CES for a sixth consecutive year. The startups we have selected to exhibit are inspirational future leaders in their field, destined to make a huge change in the world of AI and quantum. More startups than ever before are exhibiting with Future Worlds at this year’s CES, reflecting the immeasurable vision, talent and determination to push through the pandemic to help create a more sustainable, connected and healthy world to come.”



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