Alongside the official launch of our Tech for Good Bristol & Bath mircosite – designed and developed by our friends at Rocketmakers – we’ll still be bringing you weekly installments of key Tech for Good players across various subsectors – next up is Biotech

But first, a bit of context for any newcomers. In the Summer of 2021, Briony Phillips, Scaleup Lead at Rocketmakers, noticed a sudden flurry of people investigating the key players in Tech for Good in Bristol and Bath.

People were interested in the support ecosystem, and in the businesses working towards NetZero, Zero Carbon, Tech for Good, Green Tech. So, that prompted an action research project.

Briony reached out to local networks and undertook some of her own exploration to put together a list of the support organisations and actors in the local Tech for Good scene.

The outcome is a comprehensive data resource detailing the Tech for Good organisations working in Bristol & Bath today – which you can check out here! You can also find more information about Tech for Good Bristol and Bath’s humble beginnings here. 

So this week we have a handful of awesome biotech companies working hard to harness the power of cellular and biomolecular processes to develop world-leading tech.

AOW Digesters Ltd

AOW Digesters designs, builds, installs and maintains a range of quality machines that incorporate the latest biotechnology techniques to recycle solid organic materials.


Kelpi is a sustainable biotech company that aims to replace single-use plastics made from fossil fuels with biodegradable alternatives made from seaweed.


Neuronostics is focussed on developing clinical decision support tools and at home monitoring devices for people with suspected neurological conditions. Their first product – #BioEP – is a revolutionary, patented biomarker of the susceptibility to seizures in the human brain, informed by clinical EEG recordings.


Inspired by the diversity of nature, Zentraxa precision engineer bespoke biomaterials to meet the toughest challenges across a range of industries. Starting as a spin-out from the University of Bristol, they specialise in the design, production & testing of novel biomaterials.

What is Tech for Good? For this project, we identify ‘Tech for Good’ as a community of people, projects, and organisations utilising technology to improve social, environmental and economic outcomes and doing so in a way that is collaborative and user-led.

There is a long-standing network of support for Tech for Good in the South West who are running a series of events in October, find out more about them and join their community here.

This article and the Tech for Good Bristol & Bath dataset and event is a collaboration between TechSPARK and Rocketmakers. TechSPARK is a not-for-profit community whose mission is to strengthen the tech ecosystem in Bristol, Bath and Wiltshire. We engage over 35,000 a month through events, community management, news and our growth programmes.

Rocketmakers is a Bath-based software development agency on a mission to have a direct, positive and meaningful impact on the lives of more than 50 million people through the software they build and the support they provide.