Author: Hannah Johnson

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 […]

Ageing Innovators amongst first businesses to move into The Biosphere

An accelerator launched at VentureFest North East in November to tackle the challenges faced by an ageing society has selected the first nine companies to go through the programme.   Tackling issues as varied as Alzheimer’s and dementia to holistic care and symptom management, the companies will be among the first to move into The […]

How ‘Deep Listening’ Can Help You Find Your Voice

Daniel Roe, CEO of messaging company Concision, explains how powering up our listening skills can help encourage innovation. “Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.”Bernard Baruch (1870 – 1965), US financier and philanthropist What’s the connection between innovation and listening? This is a question we’ve been […]

We’re recruiting for an Innovation Manager!

Innovation Manager Based in Sunderland & working across North East England Fixed-term contract, initially to March 2021 with possibility of extension £40,000 per year plus pension Flexible working options The Innovation SuperNetwork is a unique regional programme, helping to cultivate a stronger innovation eco-system in the North East of England and support innovative businesses. The […]

Innovation Manager – Access to Finance

We’re seeking a dynamic access to finance expert to join our growing team. The successful candidate will help grow the number of active investors working with innovative companies in North East England and beyond. £40,000 / £50,000 (depending on qualifications and experience). Full-time contract with flexible working options. A significant part of our work is […]

Do You Understand Innovation?

In today’s Innovation SuperNetwork blog, management consultant and innovation professor, Michael Coates, guides us through the fundamentals of innovation. It is a shame that “innovation” does not rhyme with “love”, as singing “innovation is all around us” would certainly help to get over one of the key messages that organisations need to understand. This simple truth […]