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 […]

Ubisoft, Games Studio, Video Games - Newcastle
Leading video games company to boost Newcastle studio
Leading video games company to boost Newcastle studio

Ubisoft Reflections secures expanded lease for its Newcastle based AAA games development studio. Despite lockdown, Ubisoft Reflections will take a 10-year lease of the second floor of Partnership House in Gosforth totalling 14,370 sq. ft.  Property consultants Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) and Knight Frank acted on behalf of landlord, Newcastle City Council while Ubisoft Reflections […]

PROTO - The Emerging Technology Centre, Gateshead - specilaising in Immersive Technlogy, VR and AR
How immersive technology is changing how we do business during the coronavirus pandemic
How immersive technology is changing how we do business during the coronavirus pandemic

Having recently started as the Inward Investment Manager at Invest North East England, I, like a lot of people in the UK, and across the world, have spent the last few months working from home. (In fact, I’ve not actually been to my new workplace yet!) Physical meetings have been replaced with zoom calls, conferences […]

The Lumen, new office building in Newcastle Upon Tyne
The Lumen – New building lights up Newcastle Helix
The Lumen – New building lights up Newcastle Helix

A landmark city centre office building is open for business. Now complete, The Lumen offers 106,000 sq. ft of grade A office space and is surrounded by the innovative community on Newcastle Helix.   The word ‘Lumen’ represents a light quarter and a vision that the building will spark innovation, ideas, and discoveries through connections. […]