Kresse Wesling to introduce North East Innovation Awards
The shortlist for the North East Innovation Awards have been announced.
The North East Innovation Awards are delivered by the Innovation SuperNetwork in partnership with RTC North.
They celebrate stand-out examples of innovation in the region’s most important sectors – Manufacturing, Energy, Healthcare and Digital. An Innovation Champion and the coveted title of Innovation of the Year will also be announced, with a live delegate vote deciding who will walk away with the Idea of the Year award, a new addition to the 2019 line-up.
The winners will be announced as part of VentureFest North East taking place at St.James’ Park on Thursday 28th November. The awards will be introduced by entrepreneur and co-founder of Elvis & Kresse, Kresse Wesling, MBE and hosted by Simon Green, CEO of Innovation Supernetwork.
Kresse Wesling, MBE said: “This will be my first time at VentureFest North East and I’m truly delighted to have been asked to present the North East Innovation Awards which form part of such a fantastic event. There are clearly some outstanding examples of good practice and innovation taking place in the region.
“I have no doubt that recognition like this will give a huge boost and encouragement to the winners to continue to develop innovative products and services. I’m looking forward to sharing my own experience of starting and growing a global brand and hearing more about the achievements of the businesses that have been shortlisted.”
The shortlisted individuals, teams and businesses in each category are:
Health & Life Science Innovation Award, in partnership with AHSN
Glenda Devlin Your Health & Care
Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Award, in partnership with Martel Instruments
Big Purple Productions
Offshore & Energy Innovation Award, in partnership with ENGIE
New Safety Ltd
Qinov8 UK Ltd
Creative and Digital Innovation Award, in partnership with Jumping Rivers
National Institute for Health Research - Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria
Idea of the Year (pitching competition with live delegate vote) in partnership with RTC North
Innovation of the Year (linked to Innovation Showcase) in partnership with North East BIC
Your Health and Care
The Algorithm People
Green White Sice
Innovation Champion, in partnership with CPI
Northern Accelerator team
Northstar Ventures team
The Innovation SuperNetwork is the brand of a project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund: Catalysing Innovation in North East Clusters, which is receiving up to £1.24m of ERDF as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.