THE latest cohort of Worcestershire's first dedicated technology accelerator programme is taking residency this month for its nine-month programme.

Eight companies, selected from a wide spectrum of emerging technologies will begin their journey at the Malvern Hills Science Park on 29 August and spend the next 9 months supported by specialist coaching and mentoring whilst developing their products and solutions towards their commercial route to market.

The successful eight companies joining BetaDen for cohort 2.0 this autumn are: Impact Aerial, a drone technology company using Artificial Intelligence (AI), Utelize, an IT based platform for private telecoms, Voice Biometrics, Identity authentication as a service and Data Legacy, an online data platform developed to protect your Data Legacy after life.

Also joining these companies in August will be; Green Gorilla Apps, an online platform based within the sporting sector, Wearable Link, wearable technology incorporating AI, CYDON, A decentralised data management platform for secure data storage and Hero Skin, wearable technology for extreme sports.

Worcestershire is one of the UK’s recognised technology hubs and is also home to Worcestershire 5G industry 4.0. testbed, which is driving advanced manufacturing innovation in the UK as part of the Government’s drive to lead internationally on industry 4.0.

Linda Smith, CEO and founder of BetaDen, said: “I am excited to announce our second ever cohort of tech-preneurs, we look forward to another 9 month programme dedicated to growing the tech community here in Worcestershire.

"Malvern Hills Science Park and BetaDen are able to provide them with the support they will need to accelerate their businesses forward and position them at the forefront of future technology opportunities.”

To find out more about cohort 2.0, the events programme or how to get involved with BetaDen, contact the team on either 01905 672700 or

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