VentureFest North East

Tuesday, 14 November, 2017 - 08:30 to 17:00
St James' Park Barrack Rd Newcastle NE1 4ST

Local businesses and innovation experts are being invited to help shape content for this year's VentureFest North East.

Each autumn the regional innovation conference gathers together hundreds of entrepreneurs, innovators and investors to explore current issues and new ideas relating to innovation with a range of leading experts.
This year, organisers are handing over the design of a new People's Choice part of the programme to delegates.

Based on feedback from previous events, the overarching theme for the session will be emerging technologies. Opinions are now being sought on specific topics and questions businesses would like to address.

Businesses can suggest topics, vote for those already pitched by others and discuss ideas by visiting until 31 July 2017. This web platform was developed by Open Lab, Newcastle University's human-computer interaction research group and will allow the event organisers to gather ideas, assess their popularity and use this information to design the People's Choice session.

VentureFest North East 2017 will be held on 14 November at St James' Park and is free to attend. The conference is all about bringing together people from different business sectors to learn from each other and use innovation to improve the competitiveness and profitability. Registrations are now open at


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