Start-up up for tech award


Start-up company Data Duopoly, from Falmouth University’s Launchpad programme, has been shortlisted for two awards at the 2020 SPARKies Tech and Digital Awards.

Founded by Tanuvi Ethunandan and Erin Morris, Data Duopoly aims to “revolutionise” the visitor experience. The duo is up for Best Start-up and Most Innovative Use of Tech.

Ethunandan said: “We’re delighted to be in fantastic company for the best start-up and most innovative use of tech awards at the Sparkies!

“We’re really excited to be working on new features to help venues reopen safely during this pandemic, within our XplorIT platform. We’re also working with a major university here in the south west to help students and staff return to campus safely, by offering a personalised digital experience with our new XplorCAMPUS platform.

“In these unprecedented times, it is great to be working on solutions to help venues and visitors enjoy their day out safely.”

The SPARKies celebrate the best people, products and companies that make up the tech sector in Bristol, Bath and the broader west of England. The winners will be announced at the virtual SPARKies on Thursday December 10.

Launchpad is Falmouth University’s postgraduate incubation and acceleration programme. It is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Research England and Cornwall Council.