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Fuzzy Logic Produces AR App To Support Electrification Drive
Fuzzy Logic Produces AR App To Support Electrification Drive

A North East based immersive technology company has helped launch an Augmented Reality (AR) app to support the UK’s electrification drive. Fuzzy Logic Studio created the app as part of The Emerging Skills Project in Electrification – a national pilot geared towards making the country a world leader in battery technology, power electronics, motors and […]

New group launched to drive forward the advanced material electronics sector
New group launched to drive forward the advanced material electronics sector

A number of North East based companies working in advanced material electronics has launched a cluster group at a national conference being held in the region. The North East Advanced Material Electronics cluster group (NEAME) has been established to showcase the regional capability, which goes beyond conventional and high-volume compound semiconductors. A cluster of companies […]

Life Sciences hub, The Biosphere at Newcastle Helix reaches full capacity
Life Sciences hub, The Biosphere at Newcastle Helix reaches full capacity

A city centre building tailored to the commercialisation of life sciences has reached full capacity. The Biosphere opened its doors just three years ago, and is now home to more than 20 businesses, forming a vibrant and innovative life science cluster on Newcastle Helix. This fit-for-purpose laboratory and office building is dedicated to life science […]

Lockheed Martin and Northumbria University join forces to support the development of space skills, research and technology
Lockheed Martin and Northumbria University join forces to support the development of space skills, research and technology

Global aerospace and security company, Lockheed Martin, has announced a collaboration with Northumbria University that includes a £630,000 investment to support the development of skills, research and technology across the region. Space and solar physics research is an area of excellence at Northumbria University and the University has invested heavily in recent years in world class facilities […]

A new, green era for financial, professional and business services
A new, green era for financial, professional and business services

Rachel Burdis, Inward Investment Manager explores the evolution of the office-based financial, professional and business services sector (FPBS), including BPO, shared services and contact centres. North East England is well known for attracting global brands across FPBS.  The region’s highly skilled workforce, low cost base, and quality office space, all make the region an attractive […]

In Conversation | Growth of the North East as a hub for battery technology
In Conversation | Growth of the North East as a hub for battery technology

By Prof. Colin Herron, The Faraday Institution, North East Battery Alliance, Zero Carbon Futures, and Newcastle University  Prof. Colin Herron has over 48 years automotive industry experience including 16 years with Nissan in Sunderland. Currently, he is Head of the Faraday Institution Office North East (FINE) and the North East Battery Alliance (NEBA).   He works […]

Two North East locations shortlisted for Rolls-Royce SMR first factory
Two North East locations shortlisted for Rolls-Royce SMR first factory

Rolls-Royce SMR has announced a list of potential locations for its first factory. This is the first of three factories and will manufacture the ‘heavy vessels’ for its Small Modular Reactor (SMR) power station. This is the largest and most complex facility, therefore, it is important to take decisions early to enable its deployment. Once […]

North East England tops DIT’s nationwide list for inward investment successes
North East England tops DIT’s nationwide list for inward investment successes

North East England has topped the list of UK regions for new job creation from inward investment successes, following annual statistics by the Department for International Trade (DIT). Consisting of new foreign direct investments and expansion projects from existing foreign-owned companies across the region, DIT’s statistics record that the North East LEP area attracted 5,495 […]