Author: Simon Green

VentureFest North East 2018 line-up announced

By Simon Green, CEO.  Delegates at VentureFest North East will have the chance to hear from game-changing business leaders who have transformed their sectors through pioneering models and emerging technology. Taking place on Wednesday 14th November, the region’s innovation conference has today (Thursday 13 September) announced its speaker line-up, which includes Dr Nick Appleyard from […]

We’re recruiting! Finance Manager position available for someone brilliant…

Finance Manager Based in Sunderland Full time or part time, permanent contract £42,000 to £45,000 pro rata per year plus pension   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 programme works through a partnership of around […]

Meet the team: Jenny Forrester

We welcomed Jenny Forrester into the Innovation SuperNetwork this month. Jenny has taken on the role of Events Manager and will be tasked with delivering the growing programme of events, the first being the upcoming VentureFest 2016 conference at St James’ Park on Tuesday 8th November. Jenny was previously a freelance events manager, most recently […]

Meet the team: Angela MacOscar

Angela joined us recently as Innovation Manager, working on innovation challenges posed by large corporates. Her role is to get some of the North East’s best businesses working with big companies. Find out more… “I am so happy to have joined the Innovation SuperNetwork team and can’t wait to get started!  The role is all […]

Space Incubation Programme to help North East businesses

SuperNetwork partner Business Durham has secured funding to work with five North East businesses on space applications. The North East Space Incubation Programme is delivered at NETPark in partnership with the UK Space Agency. It provides intensive support to early stage companies either already in the space sector, or who are looking to diversify into […]

Venturefest North East 2016 opens for registrations

The North East’s innovation conference, Venturefest North East, will be taking place on Tuesday 8th November 2016 at St James’ Park, Newcastle. This year’s conference is expected to attract 700 businesses, investors, researchers and innovation experts for a full day programme. Registration is now open at

We are recruiting for event staff

The North East LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan identified the need for increased innovation activity in the region to drive economic growth. There are a number of routes to achieving this and we are working with around 50 partners to increase awareness of innovation…