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 […]

IAMP Breaks Ground, Sunderland/South Tyneside
Work starts on major manufacturing hub
Work starts on major manufacturing hub

WORK that will pave the way for one of the most significant national development sites at the heart of the North East is now underway.  The International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) will be a key manufacturing hub for the North.   Planning permission was granted for the development of phase one of the IAMP in […]

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 […]

£120m North East Fund goes live
£120m North East Fund goes live

A £120m investment fund to drive local growth and job creation will now go live after the agreement was signed on 23 March 2018 by the representatives from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and The North East Fund Limited (TNEFL). The North East Fund, supported by the European Regional Development Fund, will offer a range […]

BAM Gravity Foundations, Neptune Energy Park, Newcastle
North East Enterprise Zones have delivered over 1300 jobs in five years
North East Enterprise Zones have delivered over 1300 jobs in five years

A project to drive business and investment in the North East has been hailed a success.  North East Enterprise Zones were created to support economic growth by developing sites with key attributes to help businesses start-up, grow and expand. Since their initial launch in 2012, the sites have attracted businesses and investors keen to take […]

North East England is a world leader in Subsea and Offshore Renewable Sectors
North East England is a world leader in Subsea and Offshore Renewable Sectors

The North East is at the heart of a globally important offshore renewable energy sector A new audit of the offshore renewable energy industry in the North of England and Scotland (published 21st September) has revealed the strong contribution that the region makes to the UK’s position as a global leader in innovation in offshore […]

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NETPark continues to expand with multimillion pound investment
NETPark continues to expand with multimillion pound investment

WITH construction work on-going on multi-million pound redevelopment plans, there has never been a better time to invest in the North East.  And among the region’s biggest shining lights is the North East Technology Park, (NETPark), in Sedgefield, County Durham – home to internationally recognised science and technology companies. It is uniquely placed to offer […]

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Road to success for £12.6m NETPark expansion
Road to success for £12.6m NETPark expansion

WORK has begun on infrastructure works which will form a key part of major expansion plans at NETPark, a premier North East science park. Dignitaries from Durham County Council and the North East LEP were among those who gathered today to mark the construction of the 1km road, which will access a further 26 acres […]