Innovation Showcase

Innovation Showcase is a very special part of VentureFest North East

Designed to shine a light on innovative businesses across Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and Durham, the showcase is a platform for businesses to demonstrate how their work has the potential to transform society or industry.

Showcase Exhibitors

BMS Home Ltd

BMS Home is an energy efficiency company developing the Thermionix Smart Energy control system for electric heating. The Thermionix, Internet of Things (IOT), Smart Controllers can be retro-fitted to existing electric storage heaters to turn them into smart devices. These Smart Heaters store heat when low carbon green energy is available for use.

ClimbAX

ClimbAX provides a competitive analytics and social media platform for rock climbers. The product provides two wearable wristbands that partner with an app (iOS + android). Climbers can track their sessions for personal monitoring, compete against friends, be professionally coached and explore sponsored challenges.

Coffee with Baby

Coffee with Baby is for new parents/carers and parents/carers in new places. The Coffee with Baby app and website provide user-generated listings rating the baby-friendliness of venues serving coffee via GPS. Actively gender non-specific, this app targets not just parents, but anyone responsible for childcare.

Equiwatt

Equiwatt Ltd is a cleantech startup company that aims to reduce energy demand at peak times, thus reducing stress on the grid and blackouts. Equiwatt has developed an innovative digital platform that pays households for saving energy at peak times.

Evolto

Formerly Creative Coding, Evolto showcases intelligent electronic design with a low-cost environmental monitor that collects data relating to river flow. This data can then be used in flood warning systems and to increase community flood resilience.

LightOx

LightOx is developing light activated therapeutics and life science tools, using a library of small molecules that can target different cell types and induce cell death. They are currently developing these to be used in light-based therapies for diseases such as skin cancer and colorectal cancers.

Luminous

Luminous Group has developed a mixed reality headset called RIVO. Using 3D imaging and mixed reality technologies, it helps the next generation of workers in complex industrial environments by delivering technical 3D information at the point of need through a hands-free mixed reality headset.

One Unite Partnership

As a not-for-profit social enterprise, One Unite Partnership aims to help UK registered charities, community interest companies and other not-for-profit businesses reduce their costs by finding them the best deals on their energy and telecoms, whilst reinvesting any commission back into the charity.

Podfo

Podfo Ltd design and manufacture bespoke biometric insoles for the Podiatry and Orthotic industry. Podfo utilises industry leading 3D technology and advanced manufacturing to provide the clinician with greater prescriptive possibilities and improved variable flexibility in a fully bespoke orthotic.

Shoes2Run

Shoes2Run has developed a wearable technology incorporating Artificial Intelligence (AI), smartphone technology and big data analysis. ‘Mymo’ is a sock with embedded electronics which measures a runner’s gait and uses AI to match their running style to all the shoes on the market, thus minimising the risk of injury.

Soficus

Soficus aims to reduce the stress associated with care with their assisted living product, which helps people live independently in their own homes. The product uses sensors and AI to inform that users are safe, following their daily routines, carers have visited and what activities they are doing.

TL Multimedia

Working closely with AVID Technology, TL Multimedia have developed and refined their CAD Animation service, giving manufacturing and engineering firms the opportunity to adapt and present their CAD IP for use in training, marketing and promotional purposes.

TSG Marine

With a focus on supplying integrated services for the seamless delivery of survey, engineering, verification, procurement, installation and project management activity. TSG Marine provide innovative engineering solutions to the Oil & Gas, Marine and Renewables industries.

Wordnerd

Wordnerd use advanced linguistics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help organisations understand text. Whether it’s Tweets and social media, online reviews and forums or customer service emails they can automate listening and understanding, allowing you to act.

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