International Advanced Manufacturing Park Sunderland.South Tyneside April 2019
Innovation boost for IAMP
Innovation boost for IAMP

PLANS to establish a transformational advanced manufacturing innovation facility at the heart of the £400m International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) have received a major boost today (Thursday 21 March). The announcement is a green light from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) for the consortium behind the Centre for Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (CeSAM) to bid for […]

David Pattison, Inward Investment Manager Blog: discussing how industry is embracing immersive technology
From Pokémon Go to the factory floor. How industry is embracing immersive technology
From Pokémon Go to the factory floor. How industry is embracing immersive technology

Our latest blog by Inward Investment Manager, David Pattison, looks at how industry is embracing immersive technologies I always find it fascinating how quickly new technologies become commonplace in our lives. We’ve gone from turning the pages of a magazine to swiping on a tablet and buying CDs to streaming music online. The pace at […]

Phonovation expands to Gateshead
Phonovation, a fintech and mobile technology company expands in Gateshead
Phonovation, a fintech and mobile technology company expands in Gateshead

Phonovation, a Dublin based Fintech and Mobile Technology company who opened a technical hub in Baltic Quarter, Gateshead in 2017 is again expanding its operation in the North East because of increased growth within the Fintech sector. Phonovation provide banking security services using mobile networks and the company has seen significant growth within the last […]

BGL Group creates 40 new digital jobs in Sunderland in new tech hub
Digital distributor BGL Group to create 40 jobs in new digital hub
Digital distributor BGL Group to create 40 jobs in new digital hub

BGL Group to create 40 digital jobs at Sunderland base BGL Group, a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services, is to invest £3m in a new tech hub at its base in Sunderland, it announced today. The investment has been welcomed by MAKE it Sunderland at Sunderland City Council, which has advised […]

Alan Wleby, Innovation Director, North East LEP
North East to pilot Open Innovation Challenge
North East to pilot Open Innovation Challenge

SMEs in the North East are being given the opportunity to partner with European businesses to develop new projects, solving problems posed by multinational manufacturers such as Nissan, Caterpillar and Komatsu. The North East has been selected to pilot the Open Innovation 2.0 Lab programme which is designed to encourage cross-border collaboration and to give […]

New route from Newcastle International Airport - London City launched
New London City route launched from Newcastle International Airport
New London City route launched from Newcastle International Airport

The first flight of a brand new service from Newcastle International Airport into the heart of central London has taken off today (7th Jan 2019).  The inaugural flight from the North East’s largest airport to London City departed this morning taking just over an hour to reach the capital. The flight, which is operated Flybe’s […]

Wolf and Wood Interactive, VR Gaming company based in PROTO, Gateshead, North East England
An interview with Wolf and Wood – a North East VR Specialist
An interview with Wolf and Wood – a North East VR Specialist

An Interview with… Wolf and Wood  Gateshead gaming company Wolf and Wood, specialises in making virtual reality (VR) games and is currently gearing up to launch one of its biggest titles on a new platform after its game was picked up by PlayStation VR. Gateshead is fast becoming a regular stomping ground for independent games […]

Canadian Investment Visit October 2018
North East tech sector attracts interest from innovative Canadian technology firms
North East tech sector attracts interest from innovative Canadian technology firms

A delegation of Canadian technology companies visited North East England today (Wednesday 14 November) to see, first hand, why the region’s tech and digital sector is one of the fastest growing in the UK. Representatives from eight prominent Canadian businesses joined the region’s inward investment body, Invest North East England, to visit world-leading sites before […]