Category: News

Newcastle Angel Hub hosts first pitching event helping North East talent attract investment

North East entrepreneurs developing industry-changing innovation have taken to the stage in the first of a series of new pitching events delivered by the recently launched Newcastle Angel Hub. The businesses pitched their ideas on Monday (15th July), in the hope of securing investment from equity and Angel investors in attendance. The innovative ideas being […]

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 […]

Idea of the Year Launched

RTC North has partnered with the Innovation SuperNetwork to launch an ‘Idea of the Year’ category at the North East Innovation Awards 2019. A new category to the Awards, which took place for the first time at last year’s VentureFest North East, it will be bestowed to the business that can demonstrate their “idea” could […]

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 […]

We’re recruiting a Health Network North Engagement Manager

Working across North East England Full time, with part time or flexible working options possible Engagement work with The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria Fixed-term contract to 31st March 2021 £40,000 (pro rata) per year, plus pension Our Ideal Candidate The Health Network North Engagement Manager will be co-located […]

Dragon leaves the den to give North businesses advice on securing investment

One of the UK’s most successful business people and panel member on BBC’s Dragon’s Den, Jenny Campbell, will head to Sunderland this month to speak to fledging start-ups and growing businesses about securing investment. Keynote at the region’s annual investor matching conference, FinanceCamp, Jenny will join Chris Reed from ProxiSmart, the North East business to […]

North wins £2m to support Angel Investment Accelerator Pilots from Innovate UK

A new pilot funding programme to encourage Business Angels in the region to bring investment and expertise to pioneering innovative small and medium companies has awarded £2m to two North-based projects.  A total of £3m of Innovate UK funding has been shared across three angel investor partners (AIPs). Each will work with local angel networks […]

Ageing Innovators amongst first businesses to move into The Biosphere

An accelerator launched at VentureFest North East in November to tackle the challenges faced by an ageing society has selected the first nine companies to go through the programme.   Tackling issues as varied as Alzheimer’s and dementia to holistic care and symptom management, the companies will be among the first to move into The […]

We’re recruiting for an Innovation Manager!

Innovation Manager Based in Sunderland & working across North East England Fixed-term contract, initially to March 2021 with possibility of extension £40,000 per year plus pension Flexible working options 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 […]