Ruth Mitchell

Entrepreneurs get a glimpse of Tomorrow's World

A conference to support the North East’s technology, science and engineering sector is being held later this month. The Harness… Technologies Conference is being hosted by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum and will draw speakers, business people and academics from across the sector.

Former BBC Tomorrow’s World presenter and Durham University graduate Judith Hann will introduce the event at Hardwick Hall Hotel in Sedgefield. As part of the event, she will take a look back over some of the innovations that appeared on Tomorrow’s World to see which have survived.

The keynote speaker is Trevor Baylis, inventor of the clockwork radio, bestselling author of ‘Clock This’ and founder of the Academy of Invention. He will be followed by entrepreneurs behind some of the region’s success stories in the sector.

Carole Beverley, chief executive of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, said: “The North East boasts world class natural scientists, chemists, physicists and engineers and some of the country’s most exciting bio-technology companies are based here. We have world leading digital, electronic and gaming companies and IT innovators that are the envy of other regions.

“We are rich in ideas and loaded with talent. But as with any sector, we have to ask are we truly maximising our potential? Are we providing the support, the funding and the infrastructure for ideas to be turned into commercial realities and for our new technology businesses to achieve long term, sustainable success?”

For more information visit www.entrepreneursforum.net.

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