Author: Hannah Johnson

Pitching to investors in four steps: Step two – Prepare to Succeed

By Estelle Blanks, Executive Director at Innovation SuperNetwork If you read my first blog in this series, Research your Prospects, you’ll know that preparation is the fundamental starting point of any investor pitch. So now that you know who you’re pitching to, it’s time to take preparation to the next stage, focussing on the key […]

Pitching to investors in four steps: Step one – Research your prospects

By Estelle Blanks, Executive Director at Innovation SuperNetwork Welcome to the first in a series of articles designed to help you build the skills and tools you need for successfully pitching to investors. We live in unprecedented times and with a great deal of uncertainty. But for many of us, the show must go on […]

6 Key Takeaways from the ‘Helping North East SMEs with Remote Working’ Webinar

Despite more businesses working remotely than ever before, nobody anticipated most of the world’s businesses needing to go fully virtual. Whether you’re a mostly remote team or a large organisation that only operates on desktop computers, there were few businesses prepared to go fully remote and all situations come with their share of challenges in […]

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 […]