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 CEO, Simon Green shares his thoughts on what innovation is really about.  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 with the wider world. One […]

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 […]

Space Incubation Programme to help North East businesses

SuperNetwork partner Business Durham has secured funding to work with five North East businesses on space applications. The North East Space Incubation Programme is delivered at NETPark in partnership with the UK Space Agency. It provides intensive support to early stage companies either already in the space sector, or who are looking to diversify into […]

Venturefest North East 2016 opens for registrations

The North East’s innovation conference, Venturefest North East, will be taking place on Tuesday 8th November 2016 at St James’ Park, Newcastle. This year’s conference is expected to attract 700 businesses, investors, researchers and innovation experts for a full day programme. Registration is now open at