Finalists for the Thames Valley Tech Awards revealed

Businesses based in South and Vale have made it through to the final of the 2019 Thames Valley Tech Awards.

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The Thames Valley region is home to many scale-ups and start-ups in the tech field. Life sciences and biotech, science-based and space businesses have also ‘clustered’ in the Valley.
The first Thames Valley Tech Awards was staged by The Business Magazine in 2018. Previous winners include Harwell Campus-based company Open Cosmos, who provide simple and affordable space missions.


2019 Finalists revealed

Oxford Nanosystems

Abingdon-based Oxford nanoSystems are up for the Emerging Tech Company, Science and Technology and Tech Leadership Team awards.

The company develop innovative coatings to improve two-phase heat transfer surfaces. The coatings enable the production of cheaper, lighter, and more efficient products which consume less fuel, limit environmental impact and reduce manufacturing costs.

Open Cosmos

Harwell campus-based Open Cosmos aims to deliver effective satellite-based solutions for global challenges. The business has been shortlisted for the Science & Technology Award.

HR Wallingford

HR Wallingford is an independent civil engineering and environmental hydraulics organisation. The SVBA winner is in the running for the Innovative Tech Company and the Thames Valley Tech Company awards.


The NewOrbit team work with clients to create innovative products or internal systems to optimise their business.

The business, based at Hampden House in Chalgrove, has been shortlisted for the Tech Employer of the Year award.


View all of the finalists here.