Invest North East England news

Professor Anne Dickinson, from Alcyomics
Funding boost for Life Science companies based at The Biosphere, Newcastle
Funding boost for Life Science companies based at The Biosphere, Newcastle

A Newcastle-based pre-clinical service provider has been awarded Innovate UK grant to support the global fight against COVID-19.   Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency has awarded Alcyomics, £50,000 to carry out critical scientific support in the production of a vaccine for Covid-19.   They are one of three businesses that are based in The […]

Sarah Slaven Interim Managing Director of Business Durham
Business Durham secures an additional £2.34 million for digital programme
Business Durham secures an additional £2.34 million for digital programme

Digital Drive County Durham has been awarded an additional £2,340,000 of funding to continue supporting small and medium enterprises across the county until June 2023. Initially, the programme was a £4m initiative to help SMEs in County Durham to maximise their growth potential and sustainability through digital technology. Since it was established in January 2018 […]

Hyperdrive Battery Plant, Sunderland
Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive agreement opens way for battery trains across Britain
Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive agreement opens way for battery trains across Britain

Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive Innovation have signed an exclusive agreement to develop battery packs to power zero-emission trains and create a battery hub in the North East. The two North East manufacturers will now accelerate the creation of batteries that can be mass-produced to provide emission-free power for hundreds of battery trains across the UK. […]

New tenant at Jade Business Park
Jade Business Park welcomes first tenant
Jade Business Park welcomes first tenant

Japanese corporation, Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Europe, is gearing up for growth after becoming the first tenant at a new County Durham business park. Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Europe (SEWS-E), is expanding and relocating its workforce from its base at Rainton Bridge, Houghton-le-Spring to a new site at Jade Business Park is a 55-acre employment […]

The Lumen, new office building in Newcastle Upon Tyne
Homes England reaffirms commitment to the North East by relocating to Newcastle office
Homes England reaffirms commitment to the North East by relocating to Newcastle office

Government housing agency Homes England has signed a deal with Newcastle City Council to lease office space in the city centre’s new building, The Lumen. Government housing agency Homes England has signed a deal with Newcastle City Council to lease office space in the city centre’s new building, The Lumen. The agency currently has a […]

National Innovation Centre for Data - Newcastle
National Innovation Centre for Ageing partner with global EdTech company to launch new caregiving app in the UK
National Innovation Centre for Ageing partner with global EdTech company to launch new caregiving app in the UK

Based on Newcastle Helix, The UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) has partnered with a global EdTech company to launch a new digital training program for employers. By bringing together complementary skills, expertise, and intelligence, they have been able to bring a new product to the UK market that will foster a culture of […]

AirView Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne
AIRVIEW PARK LOOKS TO ATTRACT NATIONAL AND GLOBAL OCCUPIERS AS AIRPORT FLIGHTS RESUME
AIRVIEW PARK LOOKS TO ATTRACT NATIONAL AND GLOBAL OCCUPIERS AS AIRPORT FLIGHTS RESUME

The return of some business routes to and from Newcastle International Airport has been welcomed by the developers of AirView Park as they look to attract national and international organisations now diversifying operations regionally, or establishing a UK base as part of their growth and recovery strategy. Routes including Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Belfast, Paris and Southampton, […]

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 […]