• 2015

    • Signly conceived by Mark Applin with Deafax, our founding partner.
    • Research into the marketplace reveals no comparable app.
    • Early prototypes are built in-house, tested and validated. The tech works.
    • Signly is deployed by Roald Dahl Museum and Storytelling Centre. Testing by d/Deaf groups and schools enables us to hone the style of signing, placement of Signposts and length of signed content. The app launches to rave reviews.
    • BBC cover Signly on breakfast TV.
  • 2016

    • Due to TV coverage, word spreads fast.
    • Signly enters into discussions with early adopters Lloyds and LOROL. Internal trials and research commence. User feedback in a lab environment enable tweaks to the Signly experience.
    • Network Rail adopt Signly for their Level Crossing safety campaigns.
    • Our devs continue to develop the offer. Signly is now a robust framework, not just a concept.
  • 2017

    • Signly starts to build partnerships and think about scaling the platform into different sectors.
    • Plans for a global version of the product take shape.
    • Lloyds Banking Group commence a customer facing trial.
    • Network Rail Signly enable all their level crossing safety campaigns.
    • Nominated a semi-finalist of the 2017 European Social Innovation Competition – Equality Rebooted. One of 30 semi-finalists chosen from nearly 800 entries from across Europe.
    • Jodi Awards 2017 winner in partnership with The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre.
    • Heritage in Motion Awards 2017 Special Mention.
    • European Social Innovation Competition 2017 Finalist.
    • Winner of Network of the Financial Innovation Awards 2017 for Best Financial Inclusion or Outreach Initiative for Lloyds Banking Group in partnership with Signly.
  • 2018


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In the News

  • BBC Oxford

  • BBC Breakfast

  • Lloyds Press Release

Case Studies

Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre case study (opens in new tab)

Lloyds Banking case study (opens in new tab)


T-TRIG Disruption App Feasibility Study (opens in new tab)