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Exciting prospects for ANGOKA as 2021 kicks off

  • - Written by the team at ANGOKA

    As 2021 truly kicks off, ANGOKA are looking to build upon the successes of 2020, charting an exciting path to increased innovation for Smart Mobility and Smart Cities.

    We’ve already been busy, and are looking forward to establishing ourselves in The Hague. Additionally, our most recent drone project, in collaboration with Cranfield University and Connected Places Catapult, Project UASAS, was announced last week.

    We are also excited to be expanding our team, continuing to grow our capacity.

    2020 certainly was a year of unexpected twists and turns; however, our team adapted remarkably to the restrictions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. ANGOKA was selected for and began working on two BT-led projects: AirQKD and Project Xcelerate.

    We participated in several programmes, including Seraphim Space CampTechNation Cyber 2.0, Yes!Delft and 5PRING Transport Incubator. ANGOKA was also the first Northern Irish startup to be selected for NCSC’s Cyber Accelerator.

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    Most recently, we were also one of five start-ups chosen for Zenzic’s CAM Scale-Up Programme. In addition to the opportunity to test and validate our solutions in the various CAM Testbed UK facilities, the programme also grants each winner a share of a £500,000 award.

    We were also recognised for our innovative solutions throughout the year. We were listed as #2 and #4, respectively, in techUK’s Cyber Security Company listing and in NI’s Top 50 Tech Companies. Digital DNA also named us Runner Up Start Up of the Year, and listed us in their ‘50 Top NI Companies You Need to Know!’ (see page 15) feature.

    We also established a presence at Innovation Martlesham, located at BT’s Adastral Park.

    Finally, we participated in a number of (virtual) pitches and events, including Wharton Angels Pitch, the Singapore Europe Innovation Partnership Forum, the Seraphim Pitch, Japan Automotive Cyber Pitch and SFFxSWITCH.

    We are looking forward to participating in other virtual events later this year, including those based in the UK and Japan. Despite the global pandemic, we are pleased with our continued innovations, and look forward to the opportunities that the rest of 2021 will bring us.

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