Category: Blog

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 […]

Celebrating the boring; a pragmatic approach to growth and investment

By Simon Green, CEO Innovation SuperNetwork Last week, I was part of a panel discussion at the Connected Investing event run by UK Business Angels Association and Innovate UK. The panel, which was expertly hosted by James Bedford from Tech Nation, highlighted some important points that I think are worth sharing more widely. Conversations about […]

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 […]

Top Take Away Tips from Digital Union’s Developing Talent Event

Alex Hill, Digital Marketing Lead at Digital Union summarises the top tips offered to over 40 businesses at the recent Digital Union Breakfast Networking event, which focuses on ‘Developing Talent’. ‘After some discussion amongst the Digital Union team and our Member base, we decided we wanted to open our events not just to the Director […]

The North is brimming with opportunity for active national investors looking for fresh prospects and innovative new projects

By Estelle Blanks Estelle is Executive Director of the Innovation SuperNetwork, who’s work to support business growth by embedding innovative practice includes delivering access to finance events, including Entrepreneurs of the North and FinanceCamp. According to research by Beauhurst, UK businesses saw the highest levels of investment on record in 2017. Despite this, investment levels […]

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 […]

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 […]