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Cutting Edge Technologies Created In The South West Unveiled At Venturefest SW 2019

By June 7, 2019January 26th, 2021Member News & Updates, STEMM

Over 20 cutting-edge technology innovations from South West start-ups and entrepreneurs will be on display in the Innovation Showcase at Venturefest SW for visitors to touch, try and experience at the event on 17 June 2019 at Sandy Park, Exeter.

Rich Adams, Venturefest SW steering group member and corporate project manager, University of Plymouth, says, “The Innovation Showcase is an opportunity for investors to see the latest technology and prototypes from the region and the trends and innovations that might become part of our daily lives in the years ahead. Award winning, life-changing, environment-saving and entertaining, the South West generated tech on show covers AI, health technology, drones, data analysis, gaming, live entertainment and e-commerce with products that are finding solutions to today’s challenges.”

Sponsored by Thomas Westcott, visitors to the Innovation Showcase will be able to fly over the River Exe estuary without leaving Sandy Park, meet Pepper the healthcare robot who knows how you feel and taste a Devon produced yellow split pea milk. 

The impressive tech coming out of the South West and on display at Venturefest SW includes an agri tech immersive dome, robotics, augmented reality and virtual reality, energy harvesting from human knee bending, electric mobility vehicles for the disabled, the world’s first and only instrument able to identify and warn of the presence of airborne asbestos fibres and a passenger carrying autonomous motorcycle.

Shona Godefroy, Deputy Managing Partner, Thomas Westcott says, “We are excited to be supporting the Innovation Showcase at Venturefest SW this year. Embracing new technology is important for growth in the South West, and new businesses and start-ups are certainly a driving force behind this. We look forward to viewing the exhibitions from those businesses, some of which I am sure will be showcasing new technology and products which will never have been seen before.”

For full listing of all Innovation Showcase exhibitors visit

Venturefest South West will be held on Monday 17th June 2019 at Sandy Park, Exeter. Tickets are now on sale, cost £40 (plus VAT) and can be purchased at

Tickets include access to all Venturefest South West panel discussions, workshops, exhibition, Innovation Showcase, Pitchfest finals, complimentary lunch and tea and coffee throughout the day.

Venturefest SW is supported by: Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), Falmouth University, the University of Plymouth, University of Exeter, Plymouth College of Art, Heart of the South West LEP, South West Academic Health Science Network, Plymouth City Council and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Sponsors: Aerospace Cornwall, Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology (ExIST), Impact Lab, Michelmores LLP, One Voice Media, Plymouth Science Park, SETsquared, Stephens Scown and Thomas Westcott.