Successful Innovation Programme extended
Successful Innovation Programme extended
Successful Innovation Programme extended

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 […]

Newcastle put another Fintech company in their ‘pockit’
Newcastle put another Fintech company in their ‘pockit’
Newcastle put another Fintech company in their ‘pockit’

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 […]

Pioneering biotech start-up, 3D Bio-Tissues, looking to tackle global donor tissue shortages joins growing life science cluster on Newcastle Helix
Pioneering biotech start-up, 3D Bio-Tissues, looking to tackle global donor tissue shortages joins growing life science cluster on Newcastle Helix
Pioneering biotech start-up, 3D Bio-Tissues, looking to tackle global donor tissue shortages joins growing life science cluster on Newcastle Helix

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’ […]

Satellite Application
RHEA Group is the first tenant moves into new co-working space at NETPark
RHEA Group is the first tenant moves into new co-working space at NETPark

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

County Durham businesses working to fight COVID-19 including NETPark based REPROCELL
County Durham businesses working to fight COVID-19
County Durham businesses working to fight COVID-19

Businesses from across County Durham have joined the battle against COVID-19 by applying their expertise to everything from technologies to improve virus detection to increasing production of vital personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand sanitiser. While many companies have been forced to shut down to contain the pandemic, six County Durham firms are continuing to […]