Innovation Showcase

The Innovation Showcase is our chance to shine a light on innovative businesses across Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham.

Together with our partners, the North East BIC, we search the region to uncover the businesses behind ground-breaking products or services. These businesses form the Innovation Showcase, held at our leading innovation conference, VentureFest North East.

The event provides a platform for the Showcase to demonstrate how their work has the potential to transform society or industry. They also have the chance to network with over 700 businesses, investors and leaders in their sector and beyond.

Meet the 2021 Innovation Showcase below and sign up for our newsletter to hear about future innovators!

Meet the 2021 innovators!

Axon Systems

Sector: Energy

Axon harvest the available energy within buildings to power IoT electronics as an energy efficient nervous system for infrastructure.
DLAW Contractors

Sector: Energy

DLAW manufacture and install industrial stainless-steel geothermal and biomass systems to provide renewable energy packages.
OtaskiES

Sector: Energy

Otaski Energy Solutions are combining AI, Machine Learning and Smart Infrastructure to reduce streetlight energy consumption, bills and emission by 50%.
Climate Action North

Sector: Social Enterprise

Climate Action North address the climate change issues affecting local communities, providing practical solutions and action.
Global Teacher

Sector: Social Enterprise

Global Teacher make digital education accessible anywhere, with a mission to teach one million marginalised students by 2025.
Special iApps

Sector: Social Enterprise

Special iApps bring EdTech to children of all abilities, including those with special educational needs.
Bottlepay

Sector: Digital

Bottlepay is transforming our ability to quickly, securely and seamlessly move currency, including bitcoin.
Wordnerds

Sector: Digital

Wordnerds are intelligently analysing data using AI and NLP-led software to provide valuable insight to brands.
Settld

Sector: Digital

Settld brings efficiency to an industry long in need of disruption with a marketplace for end-of-life services.
QuantuMDx

Sector: Healthcare

QuantuMDx will showcase the innovation behind their COVID-19 rapid test kits, the Q-POC.
ScubaTx

Sector: Healthcare

ScubaTx is bringing a life-saving transplant innovation to the sector with market-changing organ preservation technology.
Protein pod

Sector: Healthcare

Protein Pod is making a better diet accessible to all by deskilling the cooking process while reducing packaging and food waste.
Rapid Fluidics

Sector: Manufacturing

Rapid Fluidics is a biotech engineering consultancy, solving microfluidic problems for their growing portfolio of clients.
Power Roll

Sector: Manufacturing

Power Roll is leading the way in the manufacture of Solar PV, making is easier and most cost-effective to use.
OGEL

Sector: Manufacturing

OGEL's modular building blocks are carving out new ways to sustainably build infrastructure.
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