Invitations to Quote: we’re looking for an online platform and content creators to support VentureFest

VentureFest is the North East’s innovation conference. A longstanding date in the business calendar as a physical event, VentureFest attracts almost 800 delegates. In 2020, the event will be brought to delegates entirely online! As Coronavirus continues to impact our daily lives, we have taken the decision to bring the event to delegates digitally. Now, […]

Invitation to tender: Ref: CI5 Summative Assessment and Project Evaluation Services

In line with latest ERDF guidance published in July 2020, the Innovation SuperNetwork and North East BIC are now seeking tender proposals from highly experienced and qualified suppliers for the provision of the Summative Assessment for the Innovation SuperNetwork programme. Summative assessments are intended to provide insights into the project performance to enhance their implementation, […]

Energy Innovation Challenge Update

The North East Energy Catalyst received a fantastic response to round one of its Energy Innovation Challenge programme, a new initiative designed to support regional SMEs to bring forward solutions to global energy challenges.   The first of three challenges rounds which will be launched up to March 2021 centred on scalable solutions for ‘decentralised and decarbonised energy’. […]

Virtual Accelerator tackles Climate Emergency and the impact of Coronavirus

The Innovation SuperNetwork has launched a new accelerator programme in response to the impact of Coronavirus on climate change. The accelerator seeks to bring solutions to market that will support the region’s commitment to tackling the long-lasting damage of climate change to people, communities and the economy against the backdrop of COVID-19. Informed by results […]

Innovative North East SMEs Can Access Grants Through GX Project

SMEs looking to drive innovation in the North East will be able to access a new set of grants as part of the GX Project, a legacy of the Great Exhibition of the North. Initially a two-year programme to support innovation and collaboration among North East SMEs, the GX Project awarded 26 grants in 2019 […]

North East innovation network celebrates Award winners at VentureFest North East

Hundreds of businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and experts descended on St James’ Park, Newcastle today (28 November) for VentureFest North East. A series of high-profile national and international speakers and business leaders provided inspiration and practical tools to delegates who gathered at the region’s innovation conference to learn from one another before celebrating success at the […]

Kresse Wesling, MBE, the award-winning environmental entrepreneur to introduce North East Innovation Awards

The shortlist for the North East Innovation Awards has today been announced. The North East Innovation Awards are delivered by the Innovation SuperNetwork in partnership with RTC North. They celebrate stand-out examples of innovation in the region’s most important sectors – Manufacturing, Energy, Healthcare and Digital. An Innovation Champion and the coveted title of Innovation […]

Seven Stories set to drive innovation

Next month’s flagship innovation conference, VentureFest North East will bring over 800 businesses together to hear from a wealth of leading innovators who will inspire delegates through a series of talks and workshops, as well as encouraging them to form new connections and work collaboratively. Now in its sixth year, the popular event that takes […]