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A Showcase of Hull’s Most Innovative Tech Projects


Press Release from C4DI. Written by Courtney Farrow of Bloom Creative

On Monday, five C4DI residents take part in the IoD East Yorkshire Digital & Tech Showcase to reveal some of the incredible projects taking place in the region.

Yorkshire IoD is an organisation committed to supporting its 1,300 members through director development and the lobbying of key decision makers in the country. Its purpose is to engage with its growing membership, guiding, inspiring and supporting their life in business.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to discover more about our innovative businesses and how the IoD supports and inspires directors at all levels,” Pat Coyle, Chair of IoD East Yorkshire says.

“We encourage everyone to join us for pizza and drinks before the event and pass the invitation on to any friends or colleagues who may be interested in attending.”

Held in conjunction with Barclays Eagle Labs, the event gives attendees the opportunity to meet, connect and share ideas over drinks with peers, colleges and a few directors. Below is a summary of the speakers.


Jonathan Elvidge Co-Founder of Moodbeam

Jonathan has spent the last 25 years creating and managing several businesses, including the high-street chain Gadget Shop and leading gift business RED5 – both of which were identified in the top 100 fastest-growing private companies in Britain.

Now, his focus is on health-tech startup Moodbeam, which has developed the world’s first wearable that logs moods.


Lucy Blackley, Founder of Bombyx PLM

Lucy Blackley, started her career in the fashion industry and is a former garment technologist and product development lead.

Over the past decade, she has worked with several household names, including Arcadia Group, Very and Next. Most recently, she has developed her own project lifecycle management (PLM) software to support any company who creates products through the whole development process, from the initial concepts right through to production.

This year, Lucy has been shortlisted for Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Digital Entrepreneur Awards, nominated for Barclays Entrepreneur of the Year Award and a headline speaker at the inaugural Tech Expo Humber. Bombyx was crowned Tech Startup of the Year at this year’s Hull and Humber Tech Awards.


Louise Cooke, C4DI Community Manager, Dileepa Ranawake of Kinesis and Jess Johnston, Former C4DI Events & Hospitality Manager at last year’s Barclays Eagle Labs Launch

Previously C4DI’s Community Manager, Dileepa is now the Managing Director of Kinesis, developing technologies that are used within the NHS to support clinical decision making and improve the quality of care for patients.

Dileepa has a deep understanding of the region’s flourishing tech and digital companies and is passionate about facilitating genuine connections between people in the industry.


Darren Crombie Director of Upstream Health with Gordon McKenzie Upstream’s Clinical Lead

Upstream Health provides innovative technologies for health and social care teams.

The growing team is on a mission to enable health and social care teams to support a shift to upstream preventative care.

Currently, Darren and the team are working on an IoT and AI-powered home support solution to help the elderly stay well for longer in their own homes and manage their care.


Paul Mandalia, Founder of Good2Learn

Created and founded by Paul, Good2Learn is a is an education startup and a subscription-based service with short, bite-sized video lessons that have been written and designed by teachers and education specialists.

The platform empowers children to learn at their own pace, in their own space and can be used on any device – from a desktop computer to smartphones and tablets. This means lessons can be viewed and exercises completed in the classroom or at home.

IoD East Yorkshire Digital & Tech Showcase will be held at 5:15pm on Monday 4 November at C4DI. It’s free and open to both IoD members and non-members, to register, call 01482 337318, email pat.coyle@rollits.com, or sign up via Eventbrite.

Lydia Mageean Lydia Mageean has been part of the WhichPLM team for eight years now. She has a creative and media background, and is responsible for maintaining and updating our website content, liaising with advertisers, working on special projects like our PLM Project Pack, or our Annual Publications, and more.Joining mid-2013 as our Online Editor, she has since become WhichPLM’s Editor. In addition to taking on writing and interviewing responsibilities, Lydia has also become the primary point of contact for news, events, features and other aspects of our ever-growing online content library and tools.