The event, hosted Sunderland Software Centre, celebrated the newest and brightest IoT ideas being developed by tech SMEs in the North East.
Guests heard talks from Intel’s Scott Mordue, who introduced new technology to the market, and from Durham University’s Professor Louise Bracken who outlined opportunities for SMEs to develop solutions as part of the North East Water Hub initiative.
Ray King from the North East Combined Authority also outlined opportunities for tech SMEs in the region to get involved in the extension of the 10M Euro Compass4D project being trialled in Newcastle, the first of its kind in the UK.
The event was the culmination of the IoTUK Boost programme, which has been delivered by Sunderland Software City over the past three months.
The programme saw 20 technology SMEs from around the region attend a two-day residential IoT summit in February where industry experts outlined future trends for the market and ran workshops on how smaller companies can capitalise on IoT technologies.
The pitch event allowed these SMEs to showcase their resulting products and services to an audience of business owners, VCs and investors.
David Dunn, CEO of Sunderland Software City said: “The North East is home to some great companies that are developing game-changing IoT innovations.
“The IoTUK Boost Pitch and Social event was a chance for public and private sector organisations and investors to discover these innovations, meet the companies behind them and find out about more opportunities for organisations of all sizes to get involved in the IoT Space.