Exhibitors 2018

Take a look at some of the exciting exhibition stands you'll find at Innovate Guildford 2018...

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Innovate Guildford Exhibitors 2018

Minecraft Club

Club Minecraft hosts Minecraft LAN parties on Saturdays from 10am-4pm. It is a great place for kids to meet, play with each other, and learn from one another. Club Minecraft offers arguably one of the best Minecraft experience. Club Minecraft's on-site servers are completely private, and are not accessible outside the local network created for each event. This is important because public servers often have inappropriate language and/or malicious people. Players are free to build, play, and explore in custom maps no player will ever see online. Featuring unique structures, tasks and mini-games built by the staff, Club Minecraft game servers are constantly evolving.


University of Surrey

We are one of the UK's top universities with an outstanding reputation for innovative teaching and research. We are excited to be attending Innovate Guildford to showcase some of the inspirational things we're achieving through research and innovation.

Come and see us to discover the hidden sugars in everyday food, unearth the engineering behind Lego nuclear physics and create your own forensic fingerprint keyring. Bring a cartoon character to life using cutting-edge facial recognition software and explore our Formula Student car, built by our very own students. Take part in our exciting demonstrations and learn more about how our innovative thinking is shaping the future.


The Bloodhound Ambassador

The Bloodhound Project is a global engineering adventure that focuses on the Bloodhound SSC, a supersonic car designed to travel faster than the speed of sound. Visit us at Innovate Guildford and design, build and test your own air powered K'nex rocket car!




CampbellReith is an independence practice of consulting engineers with six offices spread around the UK and overseas. We deliver design services for the construction industry, with our main disciplines being structural, civil, environmental, geotechnical, highways and transport. During the fair, we will share experiences about the broad world of engineering and design where we work, showing examples of projects and our people. We will also have a remote crane activity for the younger visitors for them to experiment with it, always under the supervision of the team. We have chosen to participate in Innovate Guildford to help young students discover STEM opportunities and to encourage them to choose engineering as a career for their future.


Horizon Imaging Ltd

Horizon Imaging offers a number of specialist photography and videography services to its clients across the South East of the UK. Specifically, we offer aerial photography and videography using drones and a 50-foot telescopic mast, ground-based architectural photography, virtual tours (where you can click and drag around virtual environments on your computer), and video production.

Founded by local businessman and University of Surrey graduate David Hogg, this stand is all about the technology that's changing the way aerial photographs and video are taken. David will also be delighted to answer questions from visitors to Innovate Guildford 2018 about what it's like to start and run your own business and be your own boss!

For more information, please visit David's website at:  www.horizonimaging.co.uk


LC Energy

Established in 2007, LC Energy is a successful biomass energy supply company with the expertise, experience and management systems to deliver highly competitive and long-term renewable heating solutions to all its customers.

LC Energy specialises in biomass wood fuel solutions which include wood fuel supply from sustainable, accredited UK resources, heat contracts and commercial biomass system design and installation. The company's engineering division installs biomass boilers, solar thermal and heat pumps.


Makerspace at Guildford Library

A makerspace is a place where people of all ages can gather and create by sharing supplies, skills, ideas and collaborate on projects. The focus is on supporting a culture of craftsmanship and creation by giving access to the tools and inspiration they need. Come and have a go with our Ozobots and makey makey electronics while we tell you about progress with creating a makerspace at Guildford library, a place where children can learn and businesses can prototype.



New Zealand racing driver Bruce McLaren founded the McLaren team in 1963. Since 1966, when it entered its first Formula 1 race, McLaren has won 20 world championships and over 180 Grands Prix. McLaren is now globally renowned as one of sport's most successful competitors and as one of the world's most illustrious high-technology brands.

McLaren has grown to encompass much more than just motor racing: McLaren produced the 1990s' original supercar, the McLaren F1, and, with the launch of McLaren Automotive, has gone on to introduce the internationally acclaimed 12C, 650S, 570S and McLaren P1™ high-performance cars.

McLaren Applied Technologies harnesses the significant research and development, technical expertise and innovative spirit associated with McLaren's motorsport endeavours. It then applies this knowledge to both improve performance and inspire innovation in blue-chip companies and across a range of sectors from energy finance, consumer products, healthcare and beyond.


Surrey and Hampshire Makerspace

Surrey and Hampshire Makerspace is a place for creative collaboration. A workshop for the imagination. Whether you love technology, art or crafts, we hope you will find something here to interest and inspire you.  From Arduinos to antennae, LEDs to leatherwork, geodesic domes to gecko snowflakes, laser-cut acrylic to left-over pallet wood, robotics to 3D printed robots, something amazing is bound to be happening.


Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd

Surrey Satellite Technology is the world's leading commercial small satellite company with an innovative approach to space engineering.

The company's innovative approach has resulted in worldwide success and today we employ 500 staff at our sites in Guildford, Bordon and Denver, USA. 



Playrangers is a project run by Guildford Council, which is delivered weekly in five communities across the borough and offers a wide range of play opportunities and experiences for children and young people. 

It is a free after-school play service that offers children the choice of what to play, with the independence to come and go as they please. The sessions offer free play where the children can create and play, from the materials and play resources available. each session has one or two semi-structured activities that are intended to broaden the children's experiences, learning, creativity, confidence and skills.

Playrangers encourage children to play outdoors in their own community all year round, not only in the warmer summer months but in the colder, darker seasons too. The Playranger project is aimed at children aged 5 - 12 years, although families and children of all ages are welcome. Children under 8 are required to be accompanied by an adult.


The Pirbright Institute

We are a world leading centre of excellence in research and surveillance of virus diseases of farm animals and viruses that spread from animals to humans. We work to enhance capability to contain, control and eliminate these economically and medically important diseases through highly innovative fundamental and applied bioscience.

Our stand will feature interactives to explain our innovative gene editing research that can be applied to many different scientific areas. You will be able to use our lego gene editing tools to create a modified mosquito, and learn why we are using genetic modification to control mosquito borne diseases.


Guildford Innovation Through Time

Guildford Museum housed in historic buildings next to the Guildford Castle Grounds is home to over 100,000 objects covering archaeology, social history, art and textiles.Visit our stand to discover a display of objects from the collections, linking Guildford's innovative past to its present. The display includes items relating to brewing, transport and entertainment. Guildford Museum is exploring new and innovative ways to engage with our audiences: using a selection of objects visitors can become curators for the day and curate their own mini-exhibition using different artefacts - how innovative will your display be...?



ComputerXplorers offers unique educational programmes using computers and technology as teaching tools. We work with children age 5 to 11, delivering a range of programmes such as 'after school' clubs and holiday camps that are both educationally rewarding and enormous fun for children.  Our activities use a variety of software and hardware which are used in age appropriate ways to deliver up to 20 different activities.  We want children to see computers as tools to achieve fantastic creative objectives.  Our clubs and camps will advance their confidence and understanding of computer activities.


Royal Surrey County Hospital

Committed to research, development and innovation in a number of specialist areas.




Technics Group

We will be demonstrating a laser scanner working, allowing children to operate it. We will demonstrate laser scan point cloud data allowing children to use an iPad or smartphone to visualise and interact with a 3D building model.




MMI Engineering

MMI Engineering
With over 120,000 members, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers has been at the heart of the engineering profession since 1847.  With a global outreach, the Institution is represented in over 140 countries, and forms the largest network of mechanical engineering knowledge, skill and opportunity in the world.

We encourage high profile education initiatives which inspire the next generation to work in STEM and particularly engineering, and get engineers featured in the global media and heard by government.  By equipping the next generation of engineers with the right skills, knowledge and experience to help them develop, we contribute to strengthening the world's leading companies and providing thought leadership on energy, climate change and future transport.


Electric Bikes Guildford

How does an electric bike work?  How long does it's battery last? How much assistance does it really give?  Want to find out the answers to these questions and others like them?  Then drop by our stand at Innovate Guildford and find out more!


Figment Productions

We work with all the leading tools in the media production industry, including 3DS Max, Maya, Motion Builder, Z-Brush and the Adobe Creative Suite.

Our bespoke interactive software is produced using a mixture of technologies including Unity, VVVV, Flash, .Net, PHP, HTML 5 and countless other software tools from show controllers to mechanical interface drivers.

The company is organised into skilled teams: Production, Design, Film & Video, CGI, Software Development and Technical Delivery. However, we have one specialism - delivering high quality projects. Our individual core disciplines rarely stay isolated for long and our multi-skilled teams strive to deliver each type of work to the same high standard.

We will have members from all our teams at Innovate Guildford ready to talk to you about what we do, how we do it, and what you could do to get ready to get involved and step into the industry. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Also, please see the Performances & Experiences section of the Workshops, activities and exhibitors page for information on our live experiences.