Author: Shelley Armstrong

Supply Chain, You’re Invited

By Alan Whittaker, Programme Manager I know in my experience of working alongside businesses which want to grow in their existing or supporting new supply chains there are a number of challenges which exist. Aside from the current political and economical landscape the typical barriers which they face include; gaining knowledge of opportunities in new […]

North East to pilot Open Innovation 2.0 Lab, working in partnership with European SMEs and multinationals

North East Local Enterprise Partnership SMEs in the North East are being given the opportunity to partner with European businesses to develop new projects, solving problems posed by multinational manufacturers such as Nissan, Caterpillar and Komatsu. The North East has been selected to pilot the Open Innovation 2.0 Lab programme which is designed to encourage […]

Alex Marsh from Maven speaks to Boiler Plan MD, Ian Henderson

Alex Marsh, Investment Manager at Maven, caught up with Boiler Plan Managing Director, Ian Henderson, to find out how the £2.15m investment from Maven’s VCTs and North East Development Capital Fund has helped the business accelerate the growth of its disruptive ‘digital first’ service for the sale and installation of boilers. Boiler Plan has achieved […]

Accelerator to support new businesses in ageing launched

A new accelerator programme aimed at businesses with the potential to develop solutions to the challenges faced by an ageing population has been launched, offering £12,500 of investment and 6 months office space in the Biosphere building on Newcastle Helix. Working with the National Innovation Centre for Ageing, Newcastle City Council and Northstar Ventures, the […]

Winners for first regional Innovation Awards announced

Global energy components manufacturer Power Roll, cancer research pioneers HistoCyte Laboratories, ink manufacturer Mexar, and recruitment insights company Geek Talent, are amongst the winners of the first regional Innovation Awards announced today (14 November) as part of VentureFest North East. The North East Innovation Awards are delivered by the Innovation SuperNetwork in partnership with RTC […]

Two key appointments strengthen innovation support at SuperNetwork

The Innovation SuperNetwork has strengthened their business engagement team with two key appointments to support growth in regional businesses. Peter Riddell has joined as Partnerships Director, whilst Graeme Miller has taken up the post of Innovation Manager to support the delivery of the GX Project, working with the Great Exhibition of the North. Peter, who joined the SuperNetwork from British Cycling, has 20 years’ […]

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