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Venturefest North West 2018

 

The north-west of England is a vibrant hub of innovation, a place where creative minds, science, discovery and investment in future technologies is opening up new and exciting business opportunities.

What better place for an event that brings together innovators, entrepreneurs and investors… where connections are made, growth opportunities born, new ideas inspired, and the most exciting business innovations showcased.

Welcome to Venturefest North West!

With a unique mix of inspirational speakers, interactive workshops, exhibitors and networking opportunities, the region’s largest event of its kind is in its fifth year and 2018 was the biggest yet.

 

INNOVATION SHOWCASE COMPETITION

Open to businesses from across the North West, this year the competition had four categories: Product Innovation, Service Innovation, Digital Innovation, and Innovative Established Business.

To see this year's winners click below

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Venturefest North West 2018 Exhibits Region’s Continuing Track Record for Innovation

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Around a thousand people attended this year’s Venturefest North West 2018, providing further evidence of the region’s place as a leading centre for innovation. 

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Venturefest North West 2018 announces Innovation Showcase Competition finalists

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Businesses in technology, sustainable events and manufacturing among those in line for prize packages Twelve businesses have been shortlisted for the prestigious Innovation Showcase Competition at Venturefest North West 2018 on September 13th. 

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NatWest announced as Headline Sponsor of Venturefest North West

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Venturefest North West 2018 is delighted to announce NatWest as its headline sponsor. The event has already attracted 1,300 registrations, underlining its status as the region’s biggest annual innovation conference and exhibition. 

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Venturefest North West 2018 set for record numbers

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Over 850 business professionals from across the North West have already registered to attend. Limited exhibition spaces are still available for businesses wishing to showcase innovative products or services. 

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Why Your Business Needs to Innovate to Hit Top Gear!

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Innovation is a critical component of business growth. Innovative SMEs not only have stronger turnover performances compared to non-innovative firms, they are also more committed to the development of their workforces and are more likely to export than non-innovative firms. 

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Join the Venturefest family!

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There’s an exciting range of sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities for this year’s Venturefest. Now in its fifth year, this flagship regional event offers the perfect opportunity to position your business as a leader supporting the North West’s innovation landscape. 

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Countdown Begins For Venturefest’s Innovation Showcase Entries

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Deadline for North West companies to enter the region’s highest profile business competition is July 31st 

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Priya Lakhani to host Venturefest North West 2018

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Priya Lakhani OBE, the founder of national food brand Masala Masala and regular BBC News and BBC World Service contributor, has been announced as the host of Venturefest North West. 

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ALL ABOUT INNOVATION: VENTUREFEST RETURNS

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North West’s biggest annual innovation event returns to Manchester on Thursday 13 September. Businesses are urged to enter the Innovation Showcase Competition, following £4million worth of funding offers for 2017 entrants. 

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Regional Partners