The North East Innovation Awards celebrate the most innovative businesses in the region Delivered in partnership with RTC North, the awards applaud the diverse range of innovation taking place across the region and align to RTC North’s Pathways to Innovation project.
- Innovation Champion Award - In partnership with CPI
Innovation doesn’t happen by itself, it needs great people and great support systems. Innovation Champion celebrates those individuals going above and beyond their usual role to help support or drive innovation in the region or for their business.
- Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Award - In partnership with Martel Instruments
In a fast-paced global marketplace, manufacturing firms are under continuous pressure to maximise productivity and profits. This award celebrates those regional companies who are saving costs, quickening turnaround or using innovative techniques to become more competitive.
- Offshore and Energy Innovation Award - In partnership with ENGIE
Innovation in the offshore and energy industry has never been more important. This award celebrates businesses that are positively impacting the environment and sustainability by changing the way we view and use energy.
- Healthcare and Life Science Innovation Award - In partnership with AHSN
With an ageing society, healthcare innovation is critical to ensure we’re all living healthy active lives for longer. Here we celebrate the innovative products, services and technologies that are shaking things up.
- Creative and Digital Innovation Award - In partnership with Jumping Rivers
Another day another new product or platform promising to revolutionise how we do things! This award shines a light on those regional businesses who are truly disrupting business or society with innovative creative or digital solutions.
- Innovation of the Year Award - In partnership with North East BIC
Innovation of the Year celebrates the most inspiring and transformative innovation to be demonstrated as part of the VentureFest North East Innovation Showcase.
- Idea of the Year Award - In partnership with RTC North
An additional category to this year’s Awards, Idea of the Year has been introduced by partners RTC North. Aimed at businesses with early-stage innovative ideas, all eligible entrants are offered a programme of support and appointed one of RTC North’s experienced business advisors via the Pathways to Innovation programme.
Shortlisted ideas will pitch to a live audience as part of the Awards ceremony. Be sure to get your ticket for the day and vote for your winner!