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From | Tuesday 20 August 2019

Multi-award-winning start-up technical businesses to showcase the latest innovations to businesses across the region.

Tech Expo Humber takes place on Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 October at the Bonus Arena

Cutting-edge tech businesses from Hull digital hub C4DI have been announced as part of the line-up for the first Tech Expo Humber.   

The multi-award-winning start-up technical businesses will be showcasing the latest innovations to businesses across the region.

Organisers say the event will demonstrating to visitors from across the UK why Hull has been acknowledged as one of the most cost-effective cities in the UK to run a start-up business.

Businesses on show from C4DI include mental health tracker wristband company Moodbeam, with co-founder Jonathan Elvidge demonstrating the advances made since first beginning in 2017 that has secured them wins at some of the region's top digital awards.   

Also in attendance will be NFire Labs, a 3D printing and digital fabrication business, which will endorse the ever-growing importance of 3D printing and digital manufacturing to businesses around the world.  

Internet of Things electrical engineering company Nerdonic will demonstrate the uses of the world’s smallest Arduino computer chip, alongside 54 Degrees North innovations consultants, Arc Software, new pet breeder app PuppyFat, online marketing and brand development specialists Influence Media, and Bombyx PLM, one of C4DI’s newest and most exciting resident businesses that produces product life-cycle management software used worldwide.  

C4DI has been announced as one of Tech Expo Humber’s strategic partners. Showcasing some of the latest technologies, including robotics, artificial intelligence, blockchain and software development, the expo promises to be a leading tech event for the region.  

Antonio Tombanane, founder of Tech Expo Humber, said: “There are some exciting businesses at C4DI and we’re looking forward to showcasing these to visitors from across the country. C4DI is at the forefront of tech start-up incubation in our region, and we’re delighted to have them as one of our strategic partners.”  

Dave Keel, chair of C4DI and Hull Digital Ambassador, said: “Hull is nationally recognised as the UK’s most cost-effective place to run a tech start-up business. 

"With KCOM world-class fibre connectivity, a great but inexpensive standard of living, a thriving digital community via Barclays' partnership with the C4DI, global giant companies leveraging tech in the region to accelerate their businesses and some of the UK’s top tech educational establishments based in the area, the Tech Expo is a long overdue celebration.

"And the inclusion of so many high profile globally relevant tech businesses will do even more to continue this amazing digital momentum.”  

A demonstration of cutting-edge 3D visualisation technology will be performed by students and teachers at Ron Dearing UTC.

Strategic sponsors for Tech Expo Humber include Reach Solutions, Hull Live and Connexin.

Tech Expo Humber takes place on Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 October at the Bonus Arena. Find more information and book tickets here.