Author: Shelley Armstrong

Spiders’ webs and neurons

By Estelle Blanks, Executive Director at Innovation SuperNetwork The ENGIE Innovation Showcase a real-life analogy to innovation ecosystems in action. When I was preparing for my keynote speech for the ENGIE Innovation Showcase, I looked for clever ways to explain Innovation Ecosystems. So, when ENGIE descended on the Newcastle Helix on 19th June as part […]

Talent Acquisition and Retention – Critical for a successful business

By Ben Gilhespy, Operations Director at Engineering & Manufacturing Network. We hear a tremendous amount of positivity in the press around low unemployment figures and in reality, its true. Whilst the North East is currently seeing slightly higher unemployment than the national average we are still at very low levels, and recognise that it’s impossible […]

Invitation to tender: event app, check-in and tracking support

The Innovation SuperNetwork is seeking support in developing two event delivery solutions. Lot one is for the development of an interactive app to support the delivery of VentureFest North East until 2021, and potentially other Innovation SuperNetwork (FinanceCamp North East) and Edge Innovation ltd (VentureFest Tees Valley) events. Lot two seeks provision for on-site delegate […]

What does the NWG Innovation Festival have in store for 2019?

By Nigel Watson, NWG Group Information Services Director With Northumbrian Water’s biggest ever Innovation Festival only two weeks away the festival founder and creator Nigel Watson shares his thoughts on how it’s shaping up. Here at NWG we are hurtling inexorably towards our third Innovation Festival at an alarming, and quite unbelievable rate.  It’s only […]

BioFocus: Focusing on the vibrant and innovative Life Science sector in the North East

By Geoff Davison, CEO at Bionow Innovation is intrinsic to Life Sciences. The sector continues to produce new therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices and pharmaceutical products at an incredible rate, with the North East of England an emerging hotbed for innovative and exciting research. This was evident at the Bionow Awards last year with 9 outstanding […]

Dragon’s Den Jenny Campbell backs Newcastle Angel Hub launch at FinanceCamp

A new initiative to support Business Angels looking to invest in the North East has been launched at FinanceCamp, the region’s annual investment conference, today (Wednesday 22 May). The Newcastle Angel Hub will form part of the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) wider Hub network across the country, and will be delivered by the Innovation […]

Dragons’ Den entrepreneur set to share success at FinanceCamp North East 2019

Parking-tech pioneer Chris Reed is set to share his experience and inspire delegates attending FinanceCamp following his success in the Dragons’ Den earlier this year. The annual conference launched in 2016 and will take place in Sunderland for the first time at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday 22 May. It connects growing businesses seeking […]