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2019 finalists – The North West and Wales

2019 finalists – The North West and Wales
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Howz is a smart home system designed to help older people stay independent for longer. Howz charts a person’s routine by machine learning and uses this to detect short-term anomalies and long-term changes, letting them and their family know via mobile and voice apps.

Sky Medical Technology

Sky Medical Technology is a medical devices company looking to help clinicians solve some of healthcare’s most pressing challenges. It has developed geko: a device that uses innovative platform technology to help prevent and treat a range of acute medical conditions.


tickr was born out of the urge to help solve the world’s biggest problems while helping millennial and first-time investors plan for their future. It helps investors pick themes that are important to them – such as gender equality and climate change – and get started investing from just £5 per month.

Transcend Packaging

Transcend Packaging is a manufacturer focusing on developing alternatives to single-use plastic. It works with innovators, product developers and materials experts to manufacture tomorrow’s technologically advanced sustainable packaging.