About us

South West based Inov8ive is a pioneering innovation company and tech start-up specialising in data, ai, and machine learning from discharged systems (e.g. firearms).  A member of SETsquared Exeter, the Global #1 University Business Incubator.

Our products are developed in-house, including embedded software development, hardware design, mechanical design, software testing, verification and validation, compliance, AI, project management, and technical consultancy. Our team also has experience with embedded processors, microcontrollers, and sensors, alongside software libraries.

We use Lean-Agile processes, Test and Behaviour driven development with a splash of waterfall across our embedded software projects. We have created our version of these practices.

We are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion as our core values. In addition, we aim to create a positive and supportive culture alongside a living wage employer investing in ongoing training and development.

With an eye on the future, we are actively looking into taking interns shortly from Exeter University.

We apply a non-biased approach focusing on skills, experience, and future potential.

We are working on our carbon net zero plan right now.


Business Hours

Inov8ive has a 4-day work week policy.

  • Mon – Thu
    • 08:00 – 18:00
  • Fri – Sun
    • Closed

GMT Timezone.

Please note that all company offices will be closed  on the following dates:

  • 30th May 2022 to 3rd June 2022
  • 29th August 2022
  • 21st December to 8th January 2023. 
Our core team

Our team consists of highly qualified and motivated professionals, who are all experts in their field. With many years of experience in the industry, they have the expertise to provide comprehensive, first-rate services to our clients.
Co-Founder, CEO


Lorna has 25 years’ experience implementing global information technology solutions working as a Programme Manager, Project Manager and Solution Architect.

Lorna's expertise includes the management of large cross-functional teams to implement large network, cloud and server infrastructures, network security, geospatial products and application development projects on a global and national scale.

Co-Founder, CTO


Stephen has over 20 years’ experience integrating microcontrollers and electronics with PC and smart devices via USB or Network.  

Steve studied for a PhD in Artificial Intelligence at Portsmouth University during his own time.  He has experience of the complete life cycle, including design, specification capture, patent drafting and CE testing. 

Advisory Team

Inov8ive Limited is a start-up with a strong advisory team, including 

  • Financial Director
  • Mentors
  • Commercial Solicitors
  • Retired members of the Police and Army.
  • Knowledge Transfer Network (Defence)
  • Defence Prime CTO (Tier 3 (sub-system) and Tier 2 systems provider)

HQ: Devon

Opening 2022

Meeting Room

By Appointment only.

From the Petworth town car park walk in to town, our meeting room is directly above Redcard.


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