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 […]

We’re recruiting! Finance Manager position available for someone brilliant…

Finance Manager Based in Sunderland Full time or part time, permanent contract £42,000 to £45,000 pro rata per year plus pension   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 programme works through a partnership of around […]

Why it makes sense to signpost clients to FinanceCamp

Are you often asked for advice from clients on how they can raise funding or meet new investors? Many businesses turn first to their trusted contacts and professional service provides for recommendations when reaching that crucial next phase of growth or looking to innovate. The importance of signposting Signposting to the most appropriate type and […]

Speakers to share real life investment stories at FinanceCamp

Two North East companies that made headlines with their triumph at raising investment will share their secrets of success to help others in the region secure the cash they need. Durham-based challenger bank Atom and safety-focused technology company Realsafe Technologies, based in Gateshead, will reveal how they succeeded in major funding rounds when they take to the stage at investment event FinanceCamp next month. Atom’s Edward Twiddy and Realsafe’s Zoe Farrington […]