We are a team of pragmatic technology experts with a passion for turning great ideas into engaging, user-centred wearables. 

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Our skills range from physical prototyping, development and delivery of physical technologies, through to the interface and digital service development, to the data science which drives user engagement and product adoption. Based in the UK, we work globally with startups through to the largest household brands.

Our founders

Dr Jacob Skinner

Dr Jacob Skinner


Tech entrepreneur with physics, electronics and wearables background.

Dave Sandbach

Dave Sandbach

Director of Innovation

High growth tech,
eTextile pioneer
with 70 patents.

Who we work with

Thrive works across all areas of wearable technology development, from research, innovation and concept generation, through prototyping of physical and digital systems, designing Machine Learning and AI approaches, through to production hardening and management. We work with a wide range of companies, from startups, through to the world’s largest brands.


Simon Woollard, Fantastec, London

“The Thrive team have been our Technology Partners through the Concept stage. They are designing and running field trials with UK based football fans to take our vision to mass production in a very tight timeframe. Their commitment and passion has been outstanding.”

Barry Nee, Chief Information Officer, CareUK, UK

“Working with the Thrive team allowed us to de-risk our planned technology roll-out. They delivered a body of research and concept work to our team to guide and inform decision making at board level.”

Ben Kupper, Projects Director, Solid State Group, London

“Having worked with the Thrive team on an innovation project with Unilever, we were able to leverage their skills and experience in connected hardware products, where they delivered 100 test units for a home trial Uniliver were rolling out in the UK.”

Our services are carefully configured to guide you through each stage of the development process.