A new maritime hub dedicated to research and development for the maritime sector has officially opened in at Port of Tyne, South Shields today
UK’s first Maritime innovation hub officially opens at Port of Tyne
UK’s first Maritime innovation hub officially opens at Port of Tyne

A new hub dedicated to research and development for the maritime sector has officially opened in at Port of Tyne, South Shields today A new partnership has been announced between a number of organisations including Port of Tyne, PD Ports, Nissan, Connected Places Catapult, Accenture, Royal HaskoningDHV and Ubisoft to create the UK’s first Maritime […]

New incubator aims to hothouse the region’s business ideas
New incubator aims to hothouse the region’s business ideas

An incubator facility designed to hothouse ideas that offer solutions to some of society’s most pressing challenges has opened in Sunderland. The Innovation Zone has been created by the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) to bring together people who are developing new products, processes and applications that address real world problems such as […]

International Advanced Manufacturing Park Sunderland.South Tyneside April 2019
Innovation boost for IAMP
Innovation boost for IAMP

PLANS to establish a transformational advanced manufacturing innovation facility at the heart of the £400m International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) have received a major boost today (Thursday 21 March). The announcement is a green light from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) for the consortium behind the Centre for Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (CeSAM) to bid for […]

Ribbon cutting outside the new photonics centre:
CPI Officially Launches National Healthcare Photonics Centre
CPI Officially Launches National Healthcare Photonics Centre

CPI Officially Launches National Healthcare Photonics Centre to Develop Next Generation Light-Based Treatments. Allowing CPI to create a number of jobs, the centre will help SMEs drive forward innovative products and services at reduced risk and with increased capital efficiencies, while supporting large companies to undertake more disruptive innovation in the healthcare market. As well […]

Alan Wleby, Innovation Director, North East LEP
North East to pilot Open Innovation Challenge
North East to pilot Open Innovation Challenge

SMEs in the North East are being given the opportunity to partner with European businesses to develop new projects, solving problems posed by multinational manufacturers such as Nissan, Caterpillar and Komatsu. The North East has been selected to pilot the Open Innovation 2.0 Lab programme which is designed to encourage cross-border collaboration and to give […]

Tyne Bridge, River Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Setting the benchmark for Smart Cities
Setting the benchmark for Smart Cities

A new report provides the UK’s first overview of how digital technologies are creating the country’s smartest city. Vision and principles Newcastle’s System of Systems was commissioned by Newcastle City Futures, a project led by Newcastle University which brings together academics, local government, businesses communities  and charities. The report identifies what the city is already […]

Work starts at Newcastle Helix, National Innovation Centre
Minister marks construction of the National Innovation Centre
Minister marks construction of the National Innovation Centre

The first phase of progress for the National Innovation Centre based at Newcastle Helix is being marked this week (23rd July 2018).  The £50 million development will be home for business, academics and the public, which will put the UK at the forefront of AI, digital economy and Ageing Society. The Rt Hon Greg Clark, […]

Newcastle to be a leading Smart City in the UK
Newcastle to be UK’s leading ‘smart city’
Newcastle to be UK’s leading ‘smart city’

Bold plans to transform Newcastle into a smart city have been given the go-ahead by Newcastle City Council. The council aims to lead the digital revolution and become a major player in the digital world. The city has the fasting growing digital sector outside of London and attracts entrepreneurs, innovators, start-ups and global players. The […]