Record crowds hear innovation is vital to survival

Innovation is a vital toolkit for business survival, that was the message delivered to record crowds who descended on St James’ Park in Newcastle for the fifth annual VentureFest North East. The necessity to innovate to remain relevant, profitable and competitive in a global economy was the common theme connecting dozens of diverse and respected […]


Hundreds of businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and experts are due to descend on St James’ Park, Newcastle next week for what promises to be the busiest VentureFest North East to date. The fifth annual innovation conference takes place on Tuesday November 14 and organisers say a range of new features mean it will also be their broadest-ranging […]

We’re looking for a Communications Manager to join our team!

Communications Manager Based in Sunderland and working in the North East of England Full time, permanent contract £35,000 per year plus pension   Innovate NE is the not-for-profit company that delivers the high profile Innovation SuperNetwork, VentureFest, FinanceCamp and Innovation Challenge programmes in North East England. Bringing together over 50 partner organisations, ranging from national […]

Respected innovators announced for VentureFest North East

A host of highly respected innovators are heading to the region to inspire businesses at this year’s VentureFest North East to think big and aim high.  Organisers of the region’s innovation conference today announced their keynote speakers ahead of the event, which is expected to bring together its largest ever crowd of businesses, investors, researchers and experts on […]

Search launched for North East innovations

Innovative businesses looking for funding, partners, new customers and new recruits are urged to put themselves forward for a chance to take centre stage at VentureFest North East.   The region’s innovation conference today launched its annual search with experts at the North East BIC to uncover the area’s most innovative companies, together with their ground-breaking products and services.   Those selected will be given […]

Meet the team: Paul Koshy

Dr Paul Koshy is new to our team, joining us as an innovation manager within our Innovation Challenge project. He’ll become a familiar face as his work takes him across the North East to help connect regional innovation talent with commercial opportunities. Here he tells us a little about himself and what he’s looking forward […]

Festival frenzy hits the innovation world

Festival season is upon us and even the world of innovation is getting involved! Our Innovation Manager Dr Angela MacOscar has just returned from the tented village that was Northumbrian Water Group’s first ever Innovation Festival. There she helped to deliver a series of events to encourage innovative thinking. She explains more below …   […]

Your chance to shape VentureFest North East!

Local businesses and innovation experts are being invited to help shape content for this year’s VentureFest North East. Each autumn the regional innovation conference gathers together hundreds of entrepreneurs, innovators and investors to explore current issues and new ideas relating to innovation with a range of leading experts. New People’s Choice programme This year, organisers are handing over the design of a new People’s Choice part of the programme to delegates. Based on feedback from […]