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 […]

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 […]

The Lumen, new office building in Newcastle Upon Tyne
The Lumen – New building lights up Newcastle Helix
The Lumen – New building lights up Newcastle Helix

A landmark city centre office building is open for business. Now complete, The Lumen offers 106,000 sq. ft of grade A office space and is surrounded by the innovative community on Newcastle Helix.   The word ‘Lumen’ represents a light quarter and a vision that the building will spark innovation, ideas, and discoveries through connections. […]

Masterplan of the new Campus for Ageing and Vitality announced in April 2020
Plans announced for the new Campus for Ageing and Vitality in Newcastle
Plans announced for the new Campus for Ageing and Vitality in Newcastle

National architecture practice, GSSArchitecture, have been appointed by Newcastle University to develop the sitewide masterplan for a new build, mixed-use urban development located in the centre of Newcastle. The multi-million-pound development, known as the Campus for Ageing and Vitality (CAV), will be situated on a 29-acre brown-field former hospital site and will encompass a range […]

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 […]

INEOS to build hand sanitiser plant in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham in 10 days to make 1 million bottles per month
INEOS to build hand sanitiser plant in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham in 10 days to make 1 million bottles per month
INEOS to build hand sanitiser plant in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham in 10 days to make 1 million bottles per month

INEOS, one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, has today announced plans to produce 1 million hand sanitisers per month to help with the European shortage. The chemicals company plant to construct two purpose built factories for this, one in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham and another in Germany. INEOS, who have sites in Grangemouth, Middlesborough […]

Kunasan Ltd relocated to NETPark in County Durham. Kunasan's founder & MD Paul Mawson with Janet Todd (NETPARK's Manager at Business Durham)
Kunasan Ltd moves to NETPark ahead of UK launch
Kunasan Ltd moves to NETPark ahead of UK launch

Innovative technology company Kunasan Ltd has relocated to County Durham from the USA to bring its new sleep aid system, Frequen-ZZZ, to market in the UK. National statistics indicate that 1 in 3 of us suffer from poor sleep. Sleep deprivation is linked with chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, insomnia and stress.  Frequen-ZZZ is […]