Author: Hannah Johnson

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 […]

NEPIC Innovation Manager

Full time position Fixed-term contract to 31st March 2021 (with possible extension) £40,000 per year, plus pension Application Deadline: 7th October 2019 Working across North East England with the North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC), regional pharmaceutical and bioprocessing companies and CPI Our Ideal Candidate The NEPIC Innovation Manager will be co-located with award winning cluster […]

Five of the toughest questions a potential buyer might ask

When you run your own business, there are frequent and often familiar issues to resolve. However, when you come to sell, you face an unfamiliar challenge. Potential buyers will want to get under the bonnet of your business and ask all kinds of questions, some of which you may have never considered. Below are five […]

Communications and Events Officer

Communications and Events OfficerFull-time, 1-year contract (with possible extension)Salary £20,000 We’re seeking an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Communications and Events Officer to support the delivery of the Innovation SuperNetwork’s programme through key communications activity and event support. The Innovation SuperNetwork delivers a year-round events programme, including VentureFest North East, access to finance initiatives and business accelerator programmes. Reporting […]

Events Manager

Based in Sunderland and working in the North East of EnglandCirca 25 hours (job share), permanent contract Salary £35,000 per year / pro rata, plus pension  DEADLINE: Sunday 15th September 2019 VentureFest North East is established as the region’s innovation conference and is expected to attract 800 delegates this autumn. The one day annual conference, delivered in partnership with […]

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. Find out why understanding confidentiality and licensing may be key to business success. The four main types of IP rights are: Patents – […]