CRL Accelerator Demo Day 2022

Meet the startups unleashing the power of connections

What is Demo Day?

Demo Day is an event for startup founders to showcase and pitch their business to investors and key industry people, in the hope to secure investment and establish valuable connections. At Central Research Laboratory, this usually represents the end of our six-month CRL Accelerator programme. It is also a day full of celebration, recognising the progress and milestones our founders have achieved throughout the programme.

Cohort 2022: Interconnected

Innovation is born from collaboration. Only when great minds come together can real change happen. This year, the CRL Accelerator cohort 2022 has come together to create, embrace and enhance meaningful connections. Connection with our deeper selves, and all our senses. Connection with the people around us and the digital world. Connection with our beautiful planet, with outer space and beyond. CRL Accelerator cohort 9 is here to unleash the power of connection.   

Read below to meet our founders.

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Jonathan & Rachel

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SPACE tech

Lumi Space

Lumi Space is building the world’s first global, commercial satellite laser ranging (SLR) service. Their ultra-high-precision space situational awareness (SSA) products enhance space domain awareness, satellite characterisation, orbit determination and prediction, and attitude monitoring. 



AR / Immersive tech


Scentient is developing a device that incorporates olfaction (sense of smell) into field and simulation training to create a more immersive and realistic experience. The team aims to work with military and emergency services, helping to vastly increase the number of scenarios which can be replicated, while improving safety through using simulated environments with enhanced realism by adding safe synthetic scents.



Anastasia Georgievskaya and Ivan Novikov


leisure/ tech


fotostax is creating a phone-case printer that can print high-quality static, flip, moving, and 3D photos by combining lenticular lens and dye-sublimation technologies. All with just a touch of a button and a few seconds to print.   



Jonathan McBride and Rachel Osnos

zero waste vegan skincare

Disruptor London

Disruptor London is on a mission to create a planet positive natural, vegan skincare and haircare brand that also combats plastic waste. The team are disrupting the skincare and grooming landscape with ethical hybrid waterless formulas that give natural ingredients a second life.  



Sira Naidu and Juan Jimenez




Feathertail is developing a wearable, hands-free mouse designed for people with RSI, or motor disabilities. It can be worn on your wrist, shoe or headset. Their mouse is designed to be simple to use for people with limited dexterity.




mindfulness / nteractive tech

Deep Sym

Deep Sym is building a biofeedback device that responds to deep diaphragm breathing which facilitates a meditative state and naturally reduces stress and anxiety. Their signature product SYM is a beautiful art object that responds to your deep breathing and naturally reduces stress and anxiety. It is created for everyone who is looking for tools to tune in rather than tune out. 



Kira Zhigalina


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