The North East is gearing up for the future. It’s fast becoming a nexus of emerging industries, from robotics to electric vehicles.
Britishvolt, the UK’s foremost investor in lithium-ion battery cell technologies and associated R&D, is thrilled to announce that it has been granted planning permission to construct its first full-scale lithium-ion Gigaplant facility in Northumberland. The news represents a major milestone for the company on its quest to assist vehicle OEMs on their roadmap to electrification. […]
A programme that has already nurtured the bright ideas of 200 regional businesses is to be extended by the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC). Since its launch in 2011, the Innovation Programme has provided advice and funding worth more than £1,400,000 to help companies become more innovative and competitive – creating 128 jobs […]
Pockit, an inclusive Fintech company focussed on customers who are excluded and underserved by high street banks, has set up a new office in Newcastle. This follows securing £15m of investment finance during 2020 and is part of their UK expansion plans and vision to drive financial inclusion. Pockit has become part of the growing […]
3D Bio-Tissues – a biotech start-up, whose technology aims to tackle cornea donor tissue shortages and speed up life-changing transplants worldwide, has moved into a specialist lab facility – The Biosphere on Newcastle Helix. 3D Bio-Tissues and their technology is the outcome of more than 20 years of pioneering research. They specialise in creating ‘bio-equivalent’ […]
An international engineering and solutions company in the cybersecurity and space sectors is the first tenant at a new co-working space at the North East Technology Park (NETPark). RHEA Group has opened a new office at the Satellite Applications Catapult CO-SPACE at NETPark in Sedgefield, County Durham, to join the region’s growing space sector. The […]
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 […]
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 […]