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KYMIRA Honoured with The Best Technology and Innovation Company 2019 Award

University of Reading alumnus Tim Brownstone, founder of wearable technology company KYMIRA, was honoured with The Best Technology and Innovation Company 2019 Award at The Business Magazine's Awards held on 28 November at the Madejski Stadium.

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The Business Magazine's Awards is the longest-running multi-category competition in the Thames Valley, with 25 years' experience of recognising outstanding businesses. KYMIRA’s win was extra special given the tough competition from some of the UK's fastest growing technology companies, including LTi Metaltech, Oxford nanoSystems Ltd, Passive House Systems Ltd, Redwood Technologies and Livingston Technologies.

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KYMIRA prides itself on being a life conscious technology company, developing smart garments using proprietary technologies for sports and healthcare markets continues to make strong headway. One independent assessor for Innovate UK grant remarked that KYMIRA had the potential to meet its ambitions to become a future Unicorn.

Tim has been a major supporter of the University of Reading and Henley Business School. He regularly delivers talks to students, both for modules and extra-curricular events such as those led by the Entrepreneurship Society. KYMIRA was also a winner of the Henley Best Start-Up Business Competition 2016 and received investment from members of the Henley Business Angels.

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After the presentations Tim said: "It was an honour to have won this award against such strong competition. Knowing that KYMIRA is considered a leading innovator in a region with some of the fastest growing and largest tech companies means the world to us all. We are a technology business, not just a sportswear company. I knew there was an interest for infrared technology in sports clothing that wasn’t being met and now this side of the business is funding the development of technology for medical use. Trials are underway in the UK and US of our smart textiles for heart rate monitoring. We have gone from start-up to scale-up and our team has grown from two to 12."

Read more about the Awards here.

Published 6th December 2019