Be the #OneToWatch

Showcasing the people, companies and ‘things’ on the cutting-edge of innovation and entrepreneurship in Cambridgeshire & across the East of England.

Will you be on the #OneToWatch 2019 listing?


Cambridgeshire people, companies, and the ‘things’ that they create are setting the standards in innovation and entrepreneurship across the globe. We’d like to showcase and highlight the lesser-known of these through our #OneToWatch campaign, recognising those exciting new entries across all market sectors, and celebrating the very best work going on today in the region. With such diversity and ingenuity amongst our #OnetoWatch cohort, the attributes we will be searching for are Innovation, Challenge, Influence, Viability and Memorability.

As we collate the One’s to Watch, we’ll be paying special attention to each one in order to determine the Top 21.

Submissions for 2019 are now closed. There will be an unveiling event on 7 March 2019 (see below). However the programme is open year round , so if you see a company, person or ‘thing’ tackling a real issue with innovation that will influence their industry, let us know by completing the form below, emailing us at or joing the conversation on twitter @Cofinitive #OnetoWatch.

Meet the candidates

#OneToWatch in focus

As part of the shortlisting process, we will be highlighting many of those on the long-list to share their work and help to raise their profile. You can find all the video interviews and podcasts on the Cofinitive YouTube channel.

This time we are showcasing #AgriTech company Herdsy – Richard Hobson tells us about his new livestock tracking devices and why his company is #OneToWatch

The #OnesToWatch Long Lists

To view the long list for each category, click on the links below.

Cofinitive's 2019 #OnetoWatchTop 21 Announcement Event

On Thursday 7th March, Cofinitive will host an invitation-only event*. Each of the Top 21 #OnetoWatch will receive an opportunity to maximise their exposure in front of an audience of investors, professional services, larger businesses, product developers, founders and entrepreneurs, all of whom hold the potential to help them on their next stage of growth. This will be the inaugural, annual platform where the convened audience will participate in a high-impact and perfectly networked evening – after all, it’s the people-to-people connection that makes our region flourish.

We are hugely grateful to the companies that are sponsoring #OneToWatch and to our key partners involved in the event.

And we also are very appreciative for the time given by our esteemed set of judges:

*We have a strict number of delegates and as such 80% of tickets are to invited attendees and invitations from our sponsors and partners. However we would also like to open up a percentage of the tickets for those who are interested in being at the event. Please be aware that if you complete your details (rather than simply clicking checkout), your participation will then be confirmed – we’re hoping to squeeze in as many of you as possible! Alternatively if you would like to request an invitation please feel free to email us at

Be or nominate the #OneToWatch

Nominations for 2019 are now closed, but if you want to get things started for 2020 then you’re more than welcome to submit using the form below.

If you’d like to submit a person, company or ‘thing’ to be #OneToWatch, please complete the form below and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can email and don’t forget to join the discussion via @Cofinitive #OnetoWatch

Submission form

Please select one of the following:
I am applying to be the #OneToWatch myselfI’d like to suggest someone/something else to be the #OneToWatch