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 to over 700 businesses, investors and leaders.

Scroll down to meet the 2022 Innovation Showcase!

North East Innovation Awards

Our Innovation Showcase make up the shortlist for the North East Innovation Awards with the chance to take home one of our ‘brains’ as best in sector. 

On the day, delegates can vote for their favourite innovation with the most popular crowned ‘Innovation of the Year’.

Get to know the Showcase below!

 

Meet the 2022 innovators!

Affotek

Category: Manufacturing

Affotek produces wearable technology that monitors brain function, allowing monitoring of chronic diseases, the environment, and vulnerable people in the community.
Aircards

Category: Manufacturing

Aircards is an industry-leading WebXR agency, creating outstanding AR/VR experiences for the world's biggest brands, including Warner Bros, Disney, NHL and Pepsi.
Cobots Online

Category: Manufacturing

Cobots Online designs, manufactures and integrates both bespoke and off-the-shelf collaborative robot (cobot) solutions to address labour shortages and health and safety issues.
The Carents Room

Category: Social Enterprise

The Carents Room aims to fill the gap in support for midlife adults caring for elderly parents. They provide recognition, information and support to the community dubbed 'carents'™
Digital Voice for Communities

Category: Social Enterprise

Digital Voice for Communities empowers marginalised people to have a voice and develop skills through innovative creative digital media courses and projects.
SportFin

Category: Social Enterprise

SportFin's vision is to harness data and technology to increase access to finance for community sport organisations to help preserve and grow sport in our communities.
Drone Ag

Category: Creative and Digital

Drone Ag enables farmers to leverage the power of drones through automation and AI, providing crop analysis in a fraction of the time of field walking or other drone systems.
Kani Payments

Category: Creative and Digital

Kani's award-winning data-agonistic SaaS platform brings automation, accuracy and compliance to FinTech and Payments data reconciliation and reporting, saving staff a significant amount of time.
WhichEmoji

Category: Creative and Digital

WhichEmoji is a people engagement tool helping companies make smart, effective, proactive people decisions designed to create a healthy culture where people feel valued.
equiwatt

Category: Energy and Sustainability

equiwatt's app and platform aims to help people reduce the energy usage of household appliances and electric vehicles charging at home, saving money and reducing pressure on the grid.
Kinewell Energy

Category: Energy and Sustainability

Kinewell Energy develops and commercialises innovative technologies to positively impact environmental challenges, such as their KLOC solution which optimises offshore wind inter-array cable layouts.
Seabait

Category: Energy and Sustainability

Seabait is improving the global king prawn industry by providing it with premium marine polychaete-based feed products rich in omega-3 and 6 fats, increasing nutritional quality and reducing disease.
ART Health Solutions

Category: Healthcare and Life Sciences

ART Health Solutions aims to to provide insight into employee health, wellbeing and performance through wearable technologies to drive behaviour change and improved lifestyle habits.
ExplantLab

Category: Healthcare and Life Sciences

ExplantLab is a biotech business with a mission to eliminate the failure of joint replacement prostheses through bioengineering, genetics and AI to develop precision clinical tests.
XR Therapeutics

Category: Healthcare and Life Sciences

XR Therapeutics uses the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to treat anxiety around specific situations and/or phobias using state of the art immersive technology.
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