With Venturefest North West taking place on 13th September, we get to know the finalists of the Innovation Showcase a little better...
The Innovation Showcase highlights investment-ready firms who believe they have a product, service or commercial idea which could grow rapidly with the right support and funding. At Venturefest North West, they'll pitch for the title of overall winner - and be on hand to talk to other businesses, investors and mentors.
In the Service Innovation category, the finalists are:
Clyz Labs – This laboratory based in Macclesfield uses technological innovation to improve the quality of life and survival of cancer patients through personalised clinical and pre-clinical cancer therapies.
Million Stars Sustainable Events – This Liverpool-based company has a five-year plan to eradicate 23,000 tonnes of waste from UK festivals by recovering and reusing it.
Urban Chain – This Trafford organisation created a blockchain-based platform to link consumers directly to energy generators and facilitates, switching to the best deal in almost real-time.
Each award comes with thousands of pounds worth of business support for the winner, provided by organisers GC Business Growth Hub and its partners. The competition is one of the highlights of the Venturefest North West 2018 programme, sponsored by NatWest, Dehns, Manchester Metropolitan University and Pomegranate Consulting.
To see the full programme and register for the event and breakout sessions, go to www.venturefestnorthwest.com.
Venturefest North West 2018 and the Innovation Showcase competition are both being run by GC Business Growth Hub. These and other GC Business Growth Hub projects are part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the GM Business Growth Hub project designed to help ambitious SME businesses achieve growth and increase employment in Greater Manchester. Businesses looking to access specialist support can visit www.businessgrowthhub.com for more information about the organisation’s extensive range of services.
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