Author: Shelley Armstrong

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’ […]

What you do in business matters, but how you do it matters more

There is a common perception that the only way to be successful in business is to be ruthless. Popular culture portrays business leaders as modern versions of Victorian mill owners, willing to do pretty much anything to increase profits. TV series like Dragons’ Den reinforce the stereotype and Gordon Gekko’s catchphrase ‘greed is good’ in […]

NEW AWARDS CELEBRATE INNOVATION IN BUSINESS

The organisers behind the region’s innovation conference have today announced a new awards event to celebrate the achievements of the North East’s most pioneering businesses. The Innovation SuperNetwork are launching the North East Innovation Awards as a way of celebrating the ground-breaking ideas, processes and products impacting on business, industry and society. The awards will […]