The Winner of Best British Tech Pioneer 2020


VIVIDQ is a deep tech software company with world-leading expertise in 3D holography.  The company was founded in 2017 by a team of expert engineers, mathematicians and computer scientists from the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and St Andrews, who solved key technology barriers in the adoption of holographic display.

Our judges also selected five additional companies from our 16 semi-finalists; congratulations to:


Developed the world's first cost effective blood test for brain cancer and it is our mission to be a world leader in blood analysis using artificial intelligence for early detection of cancers and other diseases.

Creates and supplies Vertical Farms for indoor agriculture and Grid Platforms for commercial property.

Primary mission is to transform hospitals globally by enabling healthcare teams to be in the right place, at the right time. Using our University of Oxford originated technology, we create compelling location-based services…with no need for investment in infrastructure.

A disruptive technology for a broken academic publishing industry, on a mission to make educational material accessible for all. While students in the UK can spend on average >£400 per year on their textbooks, Perlego gives its readers access to the entire digital library for only £12 per month.

An innovative subsea technology company headquartered in Bristol, UK with offices in Aberdeen and partnerships in Taiwan, Malaysia and Egypt. Rovco is changing the face of the subsea industry, leading in areas of the subsea technology market, and becoming the number one organisation for ROV 3D computer vision technologies and applied artificial intelligence underwater.

Click here to view all the semi-finalists and the regional participants from the Best British Tech Pioneer 2020. 

Six years of celebrating, connecting and propelling British Tech pioneers.

Since launching BBTP in 2013, this annual competition has been propelling forward the game changers, the disruptors and tech titans of tomorrow. BBTP finalists receive an incredible opportunity to profile their businesses to senior corporate decision makers, investors and the media.

Our overall winner was due to be announced after a further leg of the competition in Barcelona but, due to the announcement by GSMA that they have cancelled MWC Barcelona we have announced our winner in London.

With the cancellation of MWC we will be inviting all six finalists to join us at Web Summit in Lisbon in November. Web Summit is one of the largest tech conferences in the world with over 70,000 attendees attending from across the globe. The conference will be a fantastic opportunity for the finalists and winner to showcase their businesses, meet investors and make important connections.

To find out more information about the competition, click here. 

BBTP sponsors

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Partner, Enterprise

Tim Kay
Director, Enterprise