For over 15 years, the innovative mind of Andrew Turner, founder of Andrew Turner Inventions, has developed exciting innovations from his base at the North East Technology Park (NETPark), the region’s premier science and technology hub. Andrew Turner Inventions has thrived in this dynamic environment, where collaboration, connections, and cutting-edge facilities converge to nurture ground-breaking ideas and inventions.
A Strategic Choice
Andrew Turner Inventions' journey began when Andrew took his first steps at NETPark, setting up a modest office in Plexus. The company's evolution over the years has been remarkable, marked by a trajectory that spans from conceptualisation to commercialisation. A notable facet of the company's history is its close affiliation with the industry leaders including the NHS and Northumbria Water.
The company propels ideas from prototype to market, providing solutions that make a meaningful impact on industries and communities.
The choice of NETPark as its home was grounded in key factors like the campus environment, access to specialist support, and the supportive ecosystem that fosters innovation. This prestigious science park offered a unique blend of facilities and a tranquil rural setting, all of which collectively contributed to Andrew’s continued success.
Collaboration and Networking - A Catalyst for Success
By actively participating in network events and assuming the role of an ambassador for NETPark, Andrew has become a sought-after connector, introducing like-minded innovators to potential collaborators and partners. As a result, the business has embraced the ethos and sense of community and the opportunity to link with other tenants.
The science park's extensive support services, networking opportunities, and introductions to other companies have facilitated Andrew’s continued success. His proactive role as an ambassador has enriched the collaborative environment, providing a solid foundation for innovators to connect, share ideas, and ignite new possibilities. This has been recognised by the Head of Innovation at Google, who now meets with Andrew regularly on other initiatives.
Remarkable Success Stories and Pioneering Solutions
Andrew Turner Inventions boasts a portfolio of remarkable achievements, exemplified by transformative inventions in partnership with the NHS, Northumbria Water and other industry leaders. The company's website (www.andrewturnerinventions.com) is a testament to its legacy of impactful solutions. A shining example of its recent success is LaySafe, a pioneering method for laying utility pipelines, developed in collaboration with Northumbrian Water. This innovation addresses safety concerns and significantly accelerates the pipeline laying process. LaySafe's recognition within the construction industry and its potential to prevent accidents highlight the company's commitment to both commercial success and societal well-being. LaySafe recently won a national award for safety and is set to become mandatory practice.
Another of the companies creations, Torpedo, is an innovative high-tech device designed for deployment within wastewater networks, capable of generating a comprehensive mapping of its traversal upon retrieval at the Waste Water Treatment Plant. This pioneering technology holds significant advantages, particularly as a substantial portion, up to 33,000 kilometers, of the subterranean network remains unmapped. Alternatively, Hydrocells offers an inventive Water Harvest Solution, aiming to facilitate rainwater reuse and address local flooding concerns while concurrently mitigating pollution inflow into river networks. Both projects enjoy the backing and support of Northumbrian Water.
Additionally, the partnership with Pragmatic, another NETPark tenant, in the creation of a successful NHS award wining Samplepod underscores the power of collaboration within the park's ecosystem. Finally, Skin Scan is a new early skin cancer detection scanner that is being supported by Google and MacMillan cancer in its early stages.
The Spirit of Entrepreneurship
Andrew’s and philanthropic approach. While he is a serial entrepreneur and inventor, his endeavors are driven by a passion for problem-solving and a desire to make a positive impact. His unconventional thinking, which often transcends the boundaries of conventional commercialism, has attracted strategic partners and major players in various industries. Notably, the company's partnership with QHS, where NHS holds a stake, exemplifies the alignment of Andrew Turner Inventions' values with those of key stakeholders.
A Future of Endless Possibilities
Andrew’s journey at NETPark showcases the potential of innovation, collaboration, and community. Over the past 15 years, the company's presence has enriched the vibrant landscape of NETPark, contributing to its reputation as a beacon of technological advancement. Through partnerships, pioneering inventions, and a commitment to problem-solving, Andrew Turner Inventions continues to shape industries, elevate safety standards, and inspire fellow entrepreneurs. As NETPark's visionary ambassador, Andrew Turner embodies the spirit of innovation that defines the park and sets the stage for a future brimming with endless possibilities.
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