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Innovation awards deadline 11 April

The North East Innovation Awards has opened applications with an expanded number of categories and Northern Accelerator is the official partner for the University Spinout of the Year award.

Taking place as part of VentureFest North East on 10 May 2023, the Awards celebrate the outstanding innovations and transformative business practice taking place across the region.

Graeme Miller, Head of Innovation at Innovation SuperNetwork who deliver VentureFest North East, said: “VentureFest has spent the last decade providing a platform for businesses at the cutting edge of innovation. The Awards are an important part of this celebration and give the region’s businesses the opportunity to showcase their work to peers, highlight their success and fly the flag for the transformative work coming out of the North East!”

In 2023, the North East Innovation Awards are supported by Catax (a Ryan company), innovation funding specialists.

Applications for the North East Innovation Awards will close on Tuesday 11 April. There are nine categories open for applications, including University Spinout of the Year, supported by Northern Accelerator.

The region is home to five world leading universities, all of which have entrepreneurship and innovation programmes that help to spin out innovative new businesses.

VentureFest North East will return 10-11 May 2023, where it will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an expanded two-day programme.

Find out more about the awards and VentureFest here.

VentureFest North East is delivered as part of the Catalysing Innovation in North East Clusters Project 2021-2023, delivered by the Innovation SuperNetwork and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).