Businesses from across the North of England have been given the chance to show off their innovative products and services at a key business summit.
The event will explore the creativity and innovation of northern businesses – from SMEs to FTSE100s – who can demonstrate how they’re leading the world in their fields to an audience of business people, international corporate representatives and senior government Ministers.
The Northern Powerhouse Business Summit, taking place 4-6 July, is the central experience for businesses during the Great Exhibition of the North. With an outstanding line up of speakers, workshops and showcases, businesses can expect to be inspired by stories of innovation from across industry.
The Business Summit aims to provide businesses from across the North with learning, networking and commercial opportunities, as well as shine a spotlight on innovative startups and trailblazing scaleups that call the North their home.
Confirmed speakers include Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England; Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University; Collette Roche, COO of Manchester United; Sarah Weir, CEO of the Design Council; Elaine Warburton, CEO QuantuMDx; and Pam Warhust, founder of Incredible Edible.
The summit is being delivered by NewcastleGateshead Initiative, supported by delivery partners BeaconHouse Events, HemingwayDesign, Digital Catapult, Thinking Digital and Sunderland Software City.
WEDNESDAY 4th JULY
ExploreAR: Developing immersive content for audiences of the future, using AR, VR, photogrammatory and facial recognition
Lamasa Tech: Design engaging, interactive experiences with digital technology and solutions, including interactive displays, self-service kiosks, touch tables, digital signage and a host of wow-factor technologies
Three Motion: Content creation utilising mixed media techniques
CCS: Unified communications specialist who provides IoT solutions to businesses across the UK
SmartDS: Real-time data visualisation via holographic computing.
Grn Sportswear: Developing sportsware using never-before-used sustainable materials. Manufactured in the UK
North East Funds: Investment for businesses from across the North East
Solar Capture Technologies: Innovative solar power devices that allow power to be generated across a range of devices and hardware
THURSDAY 5th JULY
Geek Talent: Make recruitment, career guidance and labour market intelligence better through data science.
Refract: Sales coaching software platform enabling you to reveal the decisive moments in your sales conversations.
Layers Studio: A Newcastle based full service digital branding studio that creates identities, websites, apps, content and greater opportunities for those we work with.
Inflo: Intelligent accounting software
Weekend Box: Online subscription service providing educational activity boxes for children
AtomHawk: World class digital art and design services for games, film and digital media.
Media Works: An award-winning digital marketing agency offering SEO, PPC, CRO, web development and more
WordNerds: Social listening platform offering in-depth insights into sentiment, context, trends and more
FRIDAY 6th JULY
Equiwatt: Providing a cleaner, efficient and cooler way of earning rewards for saving energy.
Nine Software: Created an innovative application used in Healthcare nationally to track the growth and BMI of patients, to track and monitor any health issues.
GTX Healthy Street Sensors: Developed a suite of sensors to allow data collection and real time monitoring of city activity
Elektek Solutions Limited: Leading provider of engineering project design & management consultancy services focusing on electrical and mechanical solutions.
Transmission Dynamics: Design and manufacture our own range of wireless telemetry and data acquisition systems for use in rail, renewable energy, marine and manufacturing sectors
Invisible Systems: Manufacture innovative sensors for monitoring energy, conditions and fixed assets plus Wireless RF transmitters and control tools
Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund: Supporting the growth of the Northern Powerhouse
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