Nexus celebrates awards hat-trick for technology-led business excellence

University of Leeds innovation hub, Nexus, is celebrating a hat-trick of business awards at the recent Leeds Digital Festival.

Nexus was named ‘Facilitator of the Year – Company’, whilst Nexus member business, Vet-AI, was awarded ‘Company of the Year’ and Calbot was named ‘Start-up of the Year’ in the prestigious awards which celebrate the digital and tech industries across the Leeds City Region.

Stuart Clarke, Co-founder and Director of Leeds Digital Festival, comments: “Our region is home to dynamic start-ups, SMEs and larger businesses, where technology is at the heart of what they do and our awards are designed to celebrate the organisations and individuals who are driving that vibrant business sector.

“Innovation hubs such as Nexus and the businesses they support, play a vital role in the continued growth of technology-led businesses across our region. Winning three out of our ten awards is a great achievement.”

Dr Martin Stow, Nexus Director, said: “We’re delighted at this recognition, both for the Nexus team and our incredible member businesses, whose ground-breaking and innovative use of technology is meeting commercial and societal challenges and making a major contribution to our economy.

“The Leeds Digital Festival is a great celebration of the vibrant tech start-up community in the Leeds City Region and we’re really proud to play our role within that community.”

Dr Martin Stow (Nexus Director) standing in front of large Nexus logo holding a glass Leeds Digital Festival award trophy

Dr Martin Stow, Nexus Director, receiving the Facilitator of the Year - Company award from Leeds Digital Festival

In its first year of operation, Nexus facilitated over 32 collaborative projects between Nexus member businesses and the University of Leeds, driving technology-led businesses across healthcare, transport, environmental sustainability and data analytics.

Vet-tech specialist Vet AI has overhauled the pet healthcare industry, developing ground-breaking technology to diagnose and predict health conditions in pets, whilst software expert Calbot, which was part of the University of Leeds’ SPARK business start-up programme based at Nexus, has taken the online meeting sector by storm, with its online scheduling platform, training programmes and business consultancy services.

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