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CRL Demo Day - Making a Better World

Now is the time to reimagine and redesign a better world. The turbulent climate of the past two years has shown us the importance of coming together to accelerate innovation and address the challenges we face as a community. The time for purposeful action and bold decisions is now. 

Meet Cohort 2021:

The makers of a better world. These ambitious entrepreneurs have challenged the way we generate our energy, source our food, wash our clothes, and think about safety and transport. 

These pioneers have demonstrated how collaborative innovation, a purposeful mission and a drive for impact can power companies to make a better world. 

On 23 November we invite you to join us for our Demo Day (online). Meet our innovators and be inspired by some of the UK's most talented hardware startups. Learn about their moving founder journeys and ground-breaking new products. Register for the event here

The CRL Accelerator is part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund. 


  • Welcome & keynote, exploring Making a Better World
  • Plus X announcements
  • 6x Startup pitches 
  • Meet the founders, Q&A and networking

Meet the startups:


Founded by: Ray Reynolds

The Yawboard All-Terrain is a dual motor electric scooter-skateboard. It’s the world’s first carving e-scooter; the unique lean to steer riding style means you feel the energy of every turn. Find out more at


Founded by: Florian Richter and Christopher Chavasse

Muddy Machines are developing a new generation of field robots that help growers manage labour-intensive crops by conducting fieldwork. Initially, we are focused on developing selective harvesters with yield prediction. Find out more at


Founded by: Esmeralda Tuomi

Armaros is a new body protector called the Guardian Angel, which is designed with complete movement, flexibility, and additional support for the spine - a product unlike anything else currently on the market. Find out more at 


Founded by: Nicolas Orellana Olguin and Dominic Chippendale

O-INNOVATIONS is a UK based company developing O-WIND and other innovations based on its patented omni-directional technology. O-WIND is the first Omnidirectional wind turbine, capable of generating clean energy from winds in all directions, which makes it particularly suitable for cities. Find out more at


Founded by: Elissa Brunato

Radiant Matter is a sequin alternative made from biomaterial. Radiant Matter is on a mission to reduce microplastic pollution by replacing harmful petrochemicals used in textiles, fashion components and colourants with naturally degradable marine-safe materials. Find out more at


Founded by: Joanna Power and Paramveer Bhachu

Lylo has created Aqua X - a product helping students wash their laundry using less water than a normal washing machine. Water is collected in a removable water tank, which can be placed on the shower floor like a mat. Once you have finished showering, you reattach the tank to the base. The machine filters the water and uses it to wash your clothes. Find out more at

About the Hosts: 

Central Research Laboratory (CRL)

Central Research Laboratory is the UK's leading accelerator and co-working space for hardware startups and product pioneers. Partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the CRL has supported hundreds of entrepreneurs to realise and scale their companies through product development, commercial strategy, 24/7 prototyping facilities, mentorship and access to a network of investors, mentors and partners.

Plus X 

Plus X transforms places. We create work spaces in areas with unlocked potential, driving business growth, innovation, community collaboration and positive social impact. Through commercial hubs incorporating inspiring workspace, access to growth services and a curated culture of collaboration, Plus X creates a fertile environment that drives prosperity. We integrate innovation programmes, startup accelerators and access to Plus X business growth services from marketing to team talent experts. Plus X is the winning formula for business and social success.