CGI Sunderland Riverside
Riverside Sunderland: Plan promises 1000 new homes, 10,000 new jobs and a transformed city centre
Riverside Sunderland: Plan promises 1000 new homes, 10,000 new jobs and a transformed city centre

A transformational masterplan that will reinvent the heart of Sunderland has been released today.  The Riverside Sunderland Masterplan, which sets out a detailed blueprint for the regeneration of a key city centre quarter with sweeping views across the river, has been unveiled by Sunderland City Council.  Describing Riverside Sunderland as ‘the most exciting regeneration site […]

National Innovation Centre for Data - Newcastle
Newcastle joins more than 100 leading cities in global Smart City Index
Newcastle joins more than 100 leading cities in global Smart City Index

Newcastle has made a high-ranking entry to the list of leading cities in the 2020 Smart City Index. Newcastle has been added to a list of leading cities in the 2020 Smart City Index. Published by the IMD Smart City Observatory (SCO), this report ranks cities based on citizens’ perceptions and both economic and technological […]

Growing Fintech company, Growth Capital Ventures, has secured £1 million investment and plans to create jobs
Growing Fintech company, Growth Capital Ventures, has secured £1 million investment and plans to create jobs
Growing Fintech company, Growth Capital Ventures, has secured £1 million investment and plans to create jobs

Rapidly growing Fintech company, Growth Capital Ventures (GCV), has secured £1 million of growth capital from institutional investors to continue its expansion and fast-track the growth of Britain’s burgeoning tech sector.  GCV has now opened up the investment round to new private investors via its online investment platform – growthfunders.com Investment from the current round will […]

Durham City Incubator (DCI) and Durham University are supporting ambitious local entrepreneurs starting up businesses.
Boost for County Durham entrepreneurs
Boost for County Durham entrepreneurs

Business Durham is set to help a further five entrepreneurs launch their businesses with its successful six-month accelerator programme. Durham City Incubator (DCI) is designed to help new County Durham companies flourish and has so far supported 22 entrepreneurs, in the past three cohorts, to launch their businesses and achieve national recognition and investment funding. […]

Satellite Application
The UK’s only Orbital Analyst Centre opens in Durham
The UK’s only Orbital Analyst Centre opens in Durham

A specialist space awareness and surveillance company has opened the UK’s only Orbital Analyst centre in Durham.   Northern Space and Security Ltd (NORSS), which specialises in Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST), has expanded its team and set up the NORSS Orbital Analyst Hive (NOAH) at Aykley Heads Business Centre which will work to identify, track and monitor the behaviour of […]

Ubisoft, Games Studio, Video Games - Newcastle
North East England – the location behind some of worlds greatest gaming’s hits
North East England – the location behind some of worlds greatest gaming’s hits

North East England’s gaming sector has developed some of the world’s greatest games. Our latest blog by Rachel Burdis, explores the sector and why gaming companies located in the North East are in an unique position Hands up how many people have been to North East England? Hands up how many people can name some […]

The Catalyst, Newcastle Helix - July 2020
New data science skills support clean tech innovator with their growth plans
New data science skills support clean tech innovator with their growth plans

Working with the National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD), Clean Tech innovator Connected Energy have embedded new data science skills into their organisation, helping to deliver more efficient battery storage for their customers.  As a business their data accumulation was rising rapidly, with systems currently producing around 7 million data points every day from second […]

Newcastle Helix
Newcastle Helix: A global hub for COVID-19 innovations and solutions
Newcastle Helix: A global hub for COVID-19 innovations and solutions

Newcastle Helix is a unique partnership between Newcastle City Council, Legal & General and Newcastle University.  Businesses, researchers, and scientists based on this 24-acre development have been innovating and collaborating to support the global fight against COVID-19. Not only to combat the immediate impacts but preparing cities and regions for our post covid world. Both […]