Author: Hannah Johnson

Innovative North East SMEs Can Access Grants Through GX Project

SMEs looking to drive innovation in the North East will be able to access a new set of grants as part of the GX Project, a legacy of the Great Exhibition of the North. Initially a two-year programme to support innovation and collaboration among North East SMEs, the GX Project awarded 26 grants in 2019 […]

Connecting the Dots to Deliver Innovation in the North East of England

Graham Hillier, former Director of Strategy and Futures at CPI The North East has been a powerhouse of global innovation for the last 150 years. The work done in the region on ship building, steelmaking and chemicals changed the way we live. In recent times we’ve changed direction but continued to drive innovation in the […]

North East innovation network celebrates Award winners at VentureFest North East

Hundreds of businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and experts descended on St James’ Park, Newcastle today (28 November) for VentureFest North East. A series of high-profile national and international speakers and business leaders provided inspiration and practical tools to delegates who gathered at the region’s innovation conference to learn from one another before celebrating success at the […]

Final call for €5,000 worth of support available to SMEs in the North East

By Estelle Blanks, Executive Director at Innovation SuperNetwork. The latest opportunity from the Open Innovation 2.0LAB (OI2.0LAB) is an open call for SMEs in the North East to access cutting-edge support and guidance to help them innovate and businesses have just one more week left to apply. Successful applicants will receive a €5,000 voucher that […]

Kresse Wesling, MBE, the award-winning environmental entrepreneur to introduce North East Innovation Awards

The shortlist for the North East Innovation Awards has today been announced. The North East Innovation Awards are delivered by the Innovation SuperNetwork in partnership with RTC North. They celebrate stand-out examples of innovation in the region’s most important sectors – Manufacturing, Energy, Healthcare and Digital. An Innovation Champion and the coveted title of Innovation […]

Don’t Panic. Plan: How to navigate challenging economic and political times

Chief Executive at TEDCO Business Support, Carole White Anyone who has ever attempted to run a business knows that life as an entrepreneur is rarely smooth sailing. Setbacks and scares are all part of the process, especially during times when the economic and political landscape are, shall we say, turbulent. Dealing with periods of uncertainty […]

Seven Stories set to drive innovation

Next month’s flagship innovation conference, VentureFest North East will bring over 800 businesses together to hear from a wealth of leading innovators who will inspire delegates through a series of talks and workshops, as well as encouraging them to form new connections and work collaboratively. Now in its sixth year, the popular event that takes […]

North East Energy Catalyst ready to deliver on global challenges

A ground-breaking new partnership has been established to unite the North East’s leading energy innovation, demonstration and delivery capabilities, in order to drive new opportunities and growth for the region. The North East is home to an array of internationally-recognised energy innovation, demonstration and science assets, and a wide range of ‘real-world’ follow-on delivery opportunities. […]

Innovation award winners discuss success one year on

2018 marked the launch of the North East Innovation Awards. Part of VentureFest North East, the awards delivered by Innovation SuperNetwork in partnership with RTC North, recognise stand-out examples of innovation and celebrate the area’s most important sectors – manufacturing, energy, healthcare and digital. The response to the awards was overwhelming and presented judges with […]