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Lloyd’s Lab announces 13 InsurTechs joining first ever European-focused cohort

28 Mar 2023

Lloyd’s, the world’s leading marketplace for corporate, commercial and speciality risk today announced the 13 InsurTech firms joining the 10th cohort of its innovation hub, the Lloyd’s Lab, following a competitive pitch process where they presented innovative insurance solutions for the market.

The global accelerator programme received over 200 applications from 32 countries, of which 13 teams have been selected to form the next cohort of the Lloyd’s Lab, beginning on 24 April 2023. Each of the teams chosen impressed an expert panel of Lloyd’s and market stakeholders participants.

For the 10th Cohort, the InsurTechs have been selected based on solutions geared towards three themes: European Digital and Climate Solutions; Data and Models; and New Products. Throughout the ten week programme, teams will develop their products with the support of market experts and explore how their innovations can support the Lloyd’s market.

This year for the first time, to increase collaboration between London and European Insurtech sectors, the Lloyd’s Lab has introduced a region-specific theme, with four of the 13 successful teams addressing European Digital and Climate Solutions.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the new InsurTechs to the Lloyd’s Lab for our 10th Cohort. Together with the expert panel of judges, we were thoroughly impressed with the calibre of the teams who presented at our Pitch Day and have earnt a place in Cohort 10, and the dynamism they’ll bring to the programme. After receiving our highest ever number of international applications and introducing our first regional theme to this cohort, I’m excited to see the dynamism and output that will deliver solutions for our global marketplace.”
Rosie Denée, Lloyd’s Lab Senior Manager

Notes to Editors

The successful teams and their relevant themes are:

European Digital and Climate Solutions

  • Armilla AI – a leading provider of Responsible AI technology, empowering vendors and enterprises to guarantee the quality of their AI products an mitigate associated risks.
  • REOR20 – have developed a breakthrough AI system for flood risk understanding and mitigation based on the physics governing floods. The solution combines accuracy with unprecedented scaling capabilities, providing high resolution hazard data down to the individual building element.
  • SIMULYTIC (A Siemens AG Venture) – provides (re)insurers risk exposure insights for automated vehicle (AV) deployments. The Simulytic platform contextualises and AV deployment with digital replicas and models, simulates a rich synthetic driving history using their proven tech and analyses the operational lifetime of Avs to support pricing a policy and scenario-based insurance products.
  • Value.Space – deliver satellite-based risk assessments, it has opened a up a new and proven capability that provides a x10 faster and x25 more cost-effective way to assess risks of assets such as dams, mines tailing storage facilities and real-estate.


Data and Models

  • Axio – a cyber risk assessment and quantification focused company which encompasses consultancy, professional services and SaaS.
  • Diesta – a next-generation payment reconciliation engine for the insurance industry. Their technology links internal systems and external partners onto one financial ledger for an efficient and fast processing of insurance premiums.
  • Intelligent AI – brings together deep insurance domain expertise, together with innovation and data science to transform the commercial property underwriting sector globally with Digital Twins of Risk.
  • PolArctic – an oceanographic, and data science company with a focus on creating tailored products for the Arctic. They are identifying and creating solutions to business and policy questions about the Arctic through the use of AI and Machine Learning techniques.

New Products

  • Aanika Biosciences – a biotechnology company dedicated to developing food safety technologies. As Aanika has created a multi-trigger parametric food recall policy designed to embed with its microbial barcode tags and provide coverage against financial loss resulting from a food pathogen event.
  • FireBreak – a team dedicated to filling both the data and protection gaps in wildfire risk. Their mobile app for self-inspection encourages mitigation while generating first-party, on-the-ground data for underwriting.
  • Gabriel – a next-generation active threat solution that dramatically reduces the risk of an incident costing unnecessary lives and damage.
  • Signal Intelligence - work with maritime organisations who want to increase operational efficiency and be more environmentally responsible; they harness the power of IoT to unlock siloed vessel performance data and deliver value to their partners
  • spacebands – create software and wearable technology that makes workplaces safer.

About Lloyd’s

Lloyd’s is the world’s leading marketplace for commercial, corporate and specialty risk solutions. Through the collective intelligence and expertise of the market’s underwriters and brokers, we’re sharing risk to create a braver world. 

The Lloyd’s market offers the resources, capability and insight to develop new and innovative products for customers in any industry, on any scale, in more than 200 territories. 

We’re made up of more than 50 leading insurance companies, over 380 registered Lloyd’s brokers and a global network of over 4,000 local coverholders. Behind the Lloyd’s market is the Corporation: an independent organisation and regulator working to maintain the market's successful reputation and operation.

We’re working to build solutions for the most current and prevalent threats. As Chair of the Insurance Task Force for HRH The Prince of Wales’s Sustainable Markets Initiative, Lloyd’s is bringing the industry together to insure the transition to net zero. Our research community is pooling expertise from across the industry to provide cutting edge insight on systemic risks from climate change to cyber security.

And through our digital-led strategy, The Future at Lloyd’s, we’re making it easier and cheaper to place, price and process cover in the Lloyd’s market.