Author: Hannah Johnson

Understanding Confidentiality and Licensing for Your Business

Every business, big or small, will own or use some form of intellectual property (IP) but in many cases don’t realise that it’s one of the most valuable assets you can own. The four main types of IP rights are: Patents – which protects the processes that make things work Designs – which protects the […]

Innovation Awards return to VentureFest North East

VentureFest North East organisers have announced today that the North East Innovation Awards, which took place for the first time in 2018, is set to return to the region’s innovation conference in November. The North East Innovation Awards celebrate the ground-breaking ideas, processes and products impacting on business, industry and society. Simon Green, CEO at […]

Newcastle Angel Hub hosts first pitching event helping North East talent attract investment

North East entrepreneurs developing industry-changing innovation have taken to the stage in the first of a series of new pitching events delivered by the recently launched Newcastle Angel Hub. The businesses pitched their ideas on Monday (15th July), in the hope of securing investment from equity and Angel investors in attendance. The innovative ideas being […]

Top Take Away Tips from Digital Union’s Developing Talent Event

Alex Hill, Digital Marketing Lead at Digital Union summarises the top tips offered to over 40 businesses at the recent Digital Union Breakfast Networking event, which focuses on ‘Developing Talent’. ‘After some discussion amongst the Digital Union team and our Member base, we decided we wanted to open our events not just to the Director […]

Idea of the Year Launched

RTC North has partnered with the Innovation SuperNetwork to launch an ‘Idea of the Year’ category at the North East Innovation Awards 2019. A new category to the Awards, which took place for the first time at last year’s VentureFest North East, it will be bestowed to the business that can demonstrate their “idea” could […]

The North is brimming with opportunity for active national investors looking for fresh prospects and innovative new projects

By Estelle Blanks Estelle is Executive Director of the Innovation SuperNetwork, who’s work to support business growth by embedding innovative practice includes delivering access to finance events, including Entrepreneurs of the North and FinanceCamp. According to research by Beauhurst, UK businesses saw the highest levels of investment on record in 2017. Despite this, investment levels […]

We’re recruiting a Health Network North Engagement Manager

Working across North East England Full time, with part time or flexible working options possible Engagement work with The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria Fixed-term contract to 31st March 2021 £40,000 (pro rata) per year, plus pension Our Ideal Candidate The Health Network North Engagement Manager will be co-located […]

Dragon leaves the den to give North businesses advice on securing investment

One of the UK’s most successful business people and panel member on BBC’s Dragon’s Den, Jenny Campbell, will head to Sunderland this month to speak to fledging start-ups and growing businesses about securing investment. Keynote at the region’s annual investor matching conference, FinanceCamp, Jenny will join Chris Reed from ProxiSmart, the North East business to […]

North wins £2m to support Angel Investment Accelerator Pilots from Innovate UK

A new pilot funding programme to encourage Business Angels in the region to bring investment and expertise to pioneering innovative small and medium companies has awarded £2m to two North-based projects.  A total of £3m of Innovate UK funding has been shared across three angel investor partners (AIPs). Each will work with local angel networks […]