MEN Tech Awards
MEN Tech Awards 2021: Winners and runners-up revealed as ceremony celebrates Manchester’s thriving tech scene
MediaCity-based VR firm Xpllore was one of the night’s big winners, taking home two prestigious awards
The winners of the MEN Tech Awards 2021 have been revealed after a ceremony celebrating the very best of Manchester’s thriving tech scene.
Taking place virtually on Thursday May 20th, the awards praised the companies in and around Greater Manchester that have made smart and successful use of tech – overcoming the huge challenges posed by the past year.
Among the winners of the nine prestigious awards was MediaCity-based VR firm Xpllore, which picked up two gongs – for Best Use of Technology as well as the Best Digital Innovation category.
The business was praised by the judges for developing a streaming platform that uses 5G to provide immersive content without any need for a pre-existing VR setup, meaning users can share and collaborate via VR content – meaning the tech is available to a wider range of people.
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HOST, the Home of Skills & Technology, is an innovation hub in Salford, made by IN4.0.
Formerly known as The Landing, and located at the heart of MediaCityUK, it offers five floors of innovation support for people and businesses, from start-ups and SMEs through to established businesses.
With labs, R&D and prototyping environments, affordable workspace, specialist advice, technology training and social spaces for connect and collaborate, HOST is an inclusive community of innovators in data science, cyber, AI, gaming and immersive technologies.
HOST is part of the wider Salford Innovation Triangle, and sits alongside Salford Royal Foundation Trust, with its global-leading innovation factory; Salford University, the fastest-growing University in the North West; and MediaCityUK, the tech city that’s home to 250 creative and digital businesses.