Innovation Showcase

 Congratulations to this year’s Innovation Showcase winners!

We are delighted to announce this year’s VentureFest Tees Valley Innovation Showcase winners. Working with RTC North, we searched across the Tees Valley area to find growing businesses that demonstrated true innovation, and have narrowed it down to 8 to showcase at this year’s regional innovation event.

Jamie Ollivere, Sales and Marketing Director at RTC North, said: “RTC North is proud to work with innovative local businesses and we are continuously impressed by the exciting developments that take place, daily, across the Tees Valley. The area’s innovative spirit continuously lifts the region above competitors on a global stage and I’m delighted we’re able to help shine a light on these eight businesses who are doing truly exciting work, for the benefit of industry and society.”

Learn more about the Innovation Showcase finalists below, and be sure to book up for free to see them at VentureFest Tees Valley on 22nd May at Wynyard Hall.

Responding to a lack of searchability in the online training market, CourseBox is a secure and fully automated online marketplace. It connects individuals seeking training across a wide range of industry sectors with the courses that meet their needs and is completely free to use.

Designing and manufacturing an energy storage and management system, CRESS technology suits the high power and heavy duty needs of industrial users. Launching in the shipping port equipment market, here the system reduces the energy consumption of cranes by storing previously wasted energy.

Revolutionising how people see and engage charity, DiscoverDonate allows users to search for the causes that matter to them and donate anything from money to time, from skills to specific items. Held in a ‘Charity HUB’, donations can then be searched and selected by charities in one place.

Already holding a strong reputation in the distribution of quality manufactured orthopaedic implants, Get Orthopaedics® have developed new packaging to efficiently allow failed implants to be retained, stored and analysed, enabling research into improvements in surgical implants and procedures.

Hypersmart’s IoT Starter Kit can be connected to the internet quickly and easily and opens the ‘Internet of Things’ up to all, our products and services range from mobile operated toys to cost-effective cloud control systems that streamline business.

Specialising in membrane emulsification technologies, Micropore use laser drilled, stainless steel membranes to refine the size of emulsion droplets. Applicable across many industries, the technology provides greater product quality and control.

As part of a collaborative R&D project, Nifco UK have developed a Thermoplastic Oil Pan for use in Land Rover vehicles. The part, made using thermoplastic containing continuous glass fibres, weighs 1kg less than its steel equivalent, delivering optimum performance.

Partnering with their customers, Tracerco collect, analyse and offer innovative data insights, improving profitability, reducing costs and increasing asset utilisation. Tracerco Flare uses intelligent data insights, building on existing technology, to unlock hidden value and solve real world problems.