CPI establishes presence at Newcastle’s Helix quarter 
CPI establishes presence at Newcastle’s Helix quarter 
CPI establishes presence at Newcastle’s Helix quarter 

Following its move to new premises in Newcastle, independent innovation organisation CPI is looking to collaborate and support the commercialisation of deep tech innovations that solve healthcare and sustainability challenges. CPI has moved into The Catalyst building on Newcastle Helix, a ground-breaking 24-acre city centre development that brings together industry leaders, businesses, and top researchers […]

Britishvolt and VKTR sign MoU to secure supply chain from Indonesia for companies full-scale Gigaplant
Britishvolt and VKTR sign MoU to secure supply chain from Indonesia for companies full-scale Gigaplant
Britishvolt and VKTR sign MoU to secure supply chain from Indonesia for companies full-scale Gigaplant

Battery pioneer Britishvolt and VKTR, a new division of Bakrie Autoparts, a part of Bakrie & Brothers, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] to partner on the development of a transparent and lower carbon supply of nickel sulphate from Indonesia as well as a battery technology R&D roadmap. The first phase of the cooperation […]

Britishvolt and Aston Martin partner to develop high performance battery technology
Britishvolt and Aston Martin partner to develop high performance battery technology
Britishvolt and Aston Martin partner to develop high performance battery technology

Battery pioneer Britishvolt, the UK’s foremost investor in battery cell technologies and R&D, is delighted to partner with Aston Martin, as the ultra-luxury carmaker moves another step forward in its journey to electrification, with an agreement to develop bespoke high performance battery cell technology. The collaboration, formalised in a Memorandum of Understanding, further supports the […]

In Conversation | North East England is leading the way to make the UK net zero by 2050
In Conversation | North East England is leading the way to make the UK net zero by 2050
In Conversation | North East England is leading the way to make the UK net zero by 2050

By Joanne Leng MBE, chief executive, NOF North East England has been at the very heart of industry and innovation for generations, led by a cluster of companies rich in engineering excellence and ingenuity, which is continuing as the UK makes the energy transition towards achieving net zero by 2050. Its enviable geography on the […]

North East LEP investment aims to grow region’s battery sector
North East LEP investment aims to grow region’s battery sector
North East LEP investment aims to grow region’s battery sector

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership has awarded more than £90k through its Project Development Accelerator Fund to expand the work of a new partnership aimed at growing the North East’s battery sector. The North East Battery Alliance (NEBA), which is led by Newcastle University, aims to build on the North East’s existing strengths in electrification, […]

Britishvolt powers ahead with new investment  to build UK’s first large-scale ‘gigafactory’
Britishvolt powers ahead with new investment to build UK’s first large-scale ‘gigafactory’
Britishvolt powers ahead with new investment to build UK’s first large-scale ‘gigafactory’

The deal to build an electric car battery plant near Blyth will bring up to 3,000 jobs to the area by 2028 EV battery pioneer, Britishvolt (BV) is powering ahead with its historic plans for its first full-scale electric-vehicle Gigaplant in Northumberland and has announced that the project is receiving support from the Government through […]

Nissan charges ahead with EV36Zero plans in the UK with new solar farm
Nissan charges ahead with EV36Zero plans in the UK with new solar farm
Nissan charges ahead with EV36Zero plans in the UK with new solar farm

Nissan has been given the green light to install an additional 20MW solar farm at its UK plant, the next milestone for its EV36Zero project and the company’s journey to carbon neutrality. The new 20MW installation, for which planning permission has now been granted, will double the amount of renewable electricity generated at Nissan’s Sunderland […]

The North East’s key role in the UK’s green industrial revolution
The North East’s key role in the UK’s green industrial revolution
The North East’s key role in the UK’s green industrial revolution

The North East is emerging as a Green Energy Powerhouse, delivering sustainable growth. In this COP26 article, Professor Colin Herron at Newcastle University tells us about the strategic role the region plays in the UK’s green revolution. The UK’s first gigafactory is just the start in the North East Nissan is building the first-ever mass-produced Electric Vehicle […]