Actuation Lab was founded to rid our industries of outdated hardware, so we can run a more efficient planet. Hear how Actuation Lab is achieving this with a unique engineering ethos from our CEO, Dr Simon Bates.
Simon, Tom and Michael build the first Callimorph Actuator prototypes.
Team wins 12-month business development support from SETsquared accelerator.
Innovate UK ICURe funding awarded to carry out global market validation.
Company spins out of the University of Bristol.
Company wins funded support through the Prodrive Rapid Challenge.
Innovate UK funding secured to build actuators for flow control applications.
Company wins place at the Net Zero Technology Centre TechX accelerator and funding.
Company wins an SBRI Sustainable Innovation Fund contract to develop net-zero flow control hardware.
Pre-seed investment round closed.
The company partners with the National Composites Centre and moves on-site.
Company awarded Innovate UK Edge funding to support company growth.
Company begins M4R project with the National Physical Laboratory to advance materials for hydrogen flow control.
Company awarded BEIS Hydrogen Supply 2 contract to develop flow control devices for hydrogen supply networks.
Company wins a project funded by the West Of England Combined Authority to support the development of low-wear flow devices in food and beverage production.
Company kicks off a joint project with the Net Zero Technology Centre and the National Manufacturing Institute, Scotland to develop hydrogen control devices.
Creation of 2 further patentable inventions.
Company secures investment from Zero Carbon Capital, KERO Group and Evenlode to take 2 products from the lab to commercial trials.
Partnership with local gas distribution company Wales & West Utilities on a project funded by the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero to support the development of efficient hydrogen-ready valves.
Team size doubled – hiring people who share a passion for our aims.
Kick off Dragonfly Valve demonstration project with hydrogen supply partners.
Begin industrial trials of the Callimorph Actuator for net-zero energy supply.
Move the company to Bristol city centre facility to house growing team of innovators.
Actuation Lab has a portfolio of IP intensive hardware products installed in multiple essential industries across the globe.