20 Top Bristol Based Hardware Firms

July 18, 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Bristol based Hardware companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Hardware industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Bristol Hardware Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Graphcore

Graphcore

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Graphcore is the inventor of the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), a microprocessor designed for AI and machine learning applications.

Space Forge

Space Forge

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Space Forge make super materials in space that cannot be made on earth.

Space Forge

Open Bionics

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Open Bionics is a robotics company creating affordable 3D-printed bionic hands for amputees, researchers and makers.

Space Forge

Blu Wireless

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Blu Wireless Technology is a silicon IP company developing wireless technology with a faster transmission rate.

Space Forge

Zeetta Networks

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Zeetta Networks simplifies the monitoring, management and automation of complex ICT networks

Space Forge

Vela Labs

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Vela Labs develops a range of tools to support the work of high-speed photographers.

Space Forge

Folium Optics

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Folium Optics was founded in November 2013 by Steve Kitson and John Rudin.

Space Forge

Calyo

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Developing a range of new ultrasound capabilities for the creative industries, military and defence, and the autonomous mobility markets.

Space Forge

Horstmann

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Horstmann is a trading name of Secure Controls (UK) Ltd.

Space Forge

Elixent

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Elixent supplies reconfigurable arithmetic processors which offer reconfigurable semiconductor intellectual property in the U.K.

Space Forge

Altered Carbon Ltd

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Graphene electrochemical sensor company developing the sense of smell for the digital age.

Space Forge

Kuva

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Experience Design Studio

Space Forge

Click-It Solutions

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Click-It Solutions offers email hosting, telecommunication support, cloud, hardware and software solutions.

Space Forge

Cabletree Communications

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Cabletree Communications is a data cabling solutions provider company.

Space Forge

Afterthought Software

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Afterthought is a software & hardware product development company committed to using innovative technology to solve real-world problems.

Space Forge

Open Hand Project

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Open Hand Project is a company that uses 3D printing to try and improve the prosthesis process.

Space Forge

City Engineering

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City Engineering Systems is an approved supplier to some of the industry leading companies in the Oil & Gas.

Space Forge

PC Dial

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PC Dial provides custom and unlimited remote IT support for small to medium businesses and organizations.

Space Forge

Microcosm Communications

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Microcosm Communications is a manufacturer of chips for comms equipment.

Space Forge

Clearwater IT

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Clearwater IT is a consultancy that specializes in hardware, networking, wifi, internet, cyber security and IT management solutions.

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