Put open innovation on your 2017 to do list

By Angela MacOscar, Innovation Manager, Innovation SuperNetwork In September, I kicked off the Innovation Challenge project and I’m delighted to report it is off to a flying start. This project is a key part of the Innovation SuperNetwork which is also home to VentureFest and FinanceCamp. These projects all work together seamlessly to help boost […]

Innovation thrives on openness

By Simon Green, Executive Director Innovation SuperNetwork North East England. This blog was first published via Tech North on 2nd December 2016. The ability to innovate is something that sets us apart from other animals. We are driven by the desire to better our own situation in the world and make use of whatever resources are […]

Record crowds attracted to VentureFest North East 2016

North East businesses attending VentureFest North East 2016 tested a new service designed to provide them with opportunities to win contracts by solving the real-world challenges of corporates, the public sector and society at large. The record number of delegates who attended the region’s innovation conference at St James’ Park, Newcastle, learned how Innovation Challenge […]

Speakers to use networks and know-how to open doors for North East businesses

Organisers of the region’s largest innovation event today announced their line-up of expert speakers who are intent on using their networks and know-how to open doors for North East businesses. Inspirational speakers and industry leaders who are passionate about using their own experience to accelerate the growth of the region’s companies will take to the stage […]

What really is innovation?

Innovation SuperNetwork Executive Director Simon Green shares his thoughts ahead of the region’s innovation conference VentureFest North East 2016. I’ve spent most of my adult life working on innovation projects. Like anything you do all the time, it’s easy to become so immersed in what you’re doing that you don’t always see how it fits […]

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 […]