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Invest Newcastle welcomes Tech Nation report 2018

Catherine Walker, director of inward investment at Invest Newcastle, commented: “This latest report from Tech Nation demonstrates the strength of Newcastle’s technology and digital sectors. Working alongside Newcastle City Council and stakeholders, Newcastle has an ongoing sector strategy that includes the growth of inward investment targeting the technology and digital sectors. We have a focus

NewcastleGateshead unveil Channel 4 bid

Newcastle and Gateshead councils have announced that they have formally submitted a joint bid to bring Channel 4 to the North East. Led by Newcastle Gateshead Initiative on behalf of both councils, the bid is based on strengths in the creative and digital sectors, as well as access in the region to a representative demographic,

Company given new energy by move to Newcastle

An international multi-fuel provider with plans for expansion and job creation has chosen Newcastle as a location for its new office. PROBIO Energy International has moved into The Core at Newcastle Helix as it looks to expand its business, which already operates in the UK, Europe and the Far East. The company maximises recycling and

Port of Tyne voted Port Operator of the Year

The Port of Tyne has been votedPort Operator of the Year in the FTA Multimodal Awards. Now in its third year the awardsare organised by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) in association withMultimodal, the UK and Ireland’s leading freight transport and logisticsexhibition, held annually at the NEC in Birmingham. Recognising excellence in air,road, rail, maritime,

Amazon Academy Newcastle: 5 June

Following the success of the Amazon Academy events throughout the UK in 2017, the second Amazon Academy of 2018 will take place in Newcastle. The Amazon Academy will provide free advice and practical support to help SMEs succeed in the digital economy. The event is open to businesses of all sizes and is being run

Creative agency chooses Newcastle for new office

An integrated creative communications agency has set up a new creative hub in Hoult’s Yard, Newcastle to tap into the local talent within the sector. London-headquartered Luminous delivers award-winning strategic design and communications solutions to help corporate clients connect meaningfully with employees, customers and investors. Specialising in brand articulation, brand communications, content and employee and

Hate selling? Skills for an effective alternative: 24 May

If you hate selling, and would like a softer – yet effective – way to grow your business, this course is for you. We will share details of how to: Hold sales meetings without being ‘salesy’ Grow revenue from existing client relationships Rescue difficult client relationships AND how to: Conduct client meetings in a structured,

Alcyomics announces role within new Northern Alliance Advanced Therapies Treatment Centre

Alcyomics is proud to announce its role within the new Northern Alliance Advanced Therapies Treatment Centre (NAATTC), one of only three Advanced Therapy Treatment Centres in the UK that have been established to facilitate the development, commercialisation and adoption of Cell, Gene and Tissue Engineered Therapies. The centres have been awarded £21 million from the

Moving patient treatment forward through Diagnostics North East

A platform bringing together world-leading diagnostic resources and expertise to develop new and innovative technologies to improve patient health and wellbeing has been launched. Diagnostics North East will support researchers, clinicians and industry to position the region at the forefront of technology and innovation in medical diagnostics. The platform aims to support both industry and

Date announced for North East Innovation Conference

The region’s innovation conference is set to return to St James’ Park for 2018, shining a spotlight on the North East businesses who are changing the face of industry with innovative products and services. Taking place on Wednesday 14 November, VentureFest North East offers a dynamic programme of hands-on workshops and discussions, which give businesses

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Creative agency chooses Newcastle for new office

An integrated creative communications agency has set up a new creative hub in Hoult’s Yard, Newcastle to tap into the local talent within the sector. London-headquartered Luminous delivers award-winning strategic design and communications solutions to help corporate clients connect meaningfully with employees, customers and investors. Specialising in brand articulation, brand communications, content and employee and

Alcyomics announces role within new Northern Alliance Advanced Therapies Treatment Centre

Alcyomics is proud to announce its role within the new Northern Alliance Advanced Therapies Treatment Centre (NAATTC), one of only three Advanced Therapy Treatment Centres in the UK that have been established to facilitate the development, commercialisation and adoption of Cell, Gene and Tissue Engineered Therapies. The centres have been awarded £21 million from the

Moving patient treatment forward through Diagnostics North East

A platform bringing together world-leading diagnostic resources and expertise to develop new and innovative technologies to improve patient health and wellbeing has been launched. Diagnostics North East will support researchers, clinicians and industry to position the region at the forefront of technology and innovation in medical diagnostics. The platform aims to support both industry and

Date announced for North East Innovation Conference

The region’s innovation conference is set to return to St James’ Park for 2018, shining a spotlight on the North East businesses who are changing the face of industry with innovative products and services. Taking place on Wednesday 14 November, VentureFest North East offers a dynamic programme of hands-on workshops and discussions, which give businesses

Online training company lands in Newcastle

An international online training company has chosen Newcastle as its UK headquarters and has already announced plans for a five-day sustainable food supply chains conference in the city. Sarras Academies produces learning experiences for professionals – from mentoring with world-leading experts through to short online courses. The company currently operates within the food and agribusiness,

Newcastle named as one of the UK’s top cities for inward investment

Newcastle has been named the UK’s 11th most attractive city for inward investment, in a report by design and consultancy firm Arcadis. The results are according to the latest Arcadis report, “Investing in Britain: Cities Built for the Future”. The study ranks 24 of the UK’s key cities based on their performance across six key

Legal & General Drives Forward UK Urban Regeneration Programme with Planning Success at Newcastle Science Central

Legal & General has secured planning for its second Grade A office building at Newcastle Science Central, as it continues to transform cities and regions across the UK, boosting local jobs and driving economic growth. Legal & General has secured planning for a 100,000 sq ft office building that will create modern workspace for over 1,200 people in the science,...

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE GIVEN NEW ENERGY AS IT HEADS TO THE NORTH EAST  

  NewcastleGateshead is set to host a leading energy storage conference for the first time, building on its reputation as an international hub for science and engineering. Organised by Newcastle University, the 4th UK Energy Storage Research Conference (UKES) will bring over 200 energy storage industry professionals to the region. The conference will take place

Ryder Architecture and Northumbria University Scoop Times Higher Education Award

Ryder Architecture, in collaboration with Northumbria University lifted the Most Innovative Contribution to Business-University Collaboration trophy at this year’s Times Higher Education Awards, held in association with Santander Universities UK. These awards, now in their 13th year and widely recognised as the “Oscars of higher education”, shine a spotlight on the exceptional achievements of individuals, teams and institutions.

New £50m national innovation centre given go-ahead

Permission has been granted to build a major new development in the heart of Newcastle which will link up university academic talent with industry and the public sector to help develop the skills needed to solve real world problems.

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The commercialisation of medical products: Customer insights for better product development

The commercial success of products and services for medical or healthcare applications depends on the identification of unmet customer needs and the development of an offering that meets them. This event, chaired by Dale Athey, CEO of Orla Protein Technologies, will help companies find the most effective methods for obtaining customer insights for better product

OBN Senior Executive Breakfast – 6th December

OBN Senior Executive Breakfast meetings comprise high level round table discussions, with this special Newcastle edition focusing on:

OBN BioTuesday – 5th December

OBN will be joined by a line-up of industry experts from the National Innovation Centre for Ageing the NHSA and Invest Newcastle to discuss:

Newcastle Rare Disease Showcase: 31st October 2017

Organised and hosted by Findacure at The Centre For Life and supported by Newcastle University, The Newcastle Rare Disease Showcase will give you the opportunity to find out the latest on rare diseases.

VRTGO Conference: 2nd November 2017

VRTGO conference will be held at The Baltic Gallery on the South Shore in Gateshead this year and will feature a wide-range of speakers from companies such as Epic Games.

EVENT: Lloyds Bank and Google Digital Workshop

Thursday 5th October 9:30am – 1:45pm  Improve the digital presence of your business or charity and the digital skills of your colleagues at a free workshop delivered by Lloyds Bank and Google. To register for this event, please click on the registration link where you will also be able to view other event locations. There

EVENT: North East Construction Summit

Wednesday 20th September 2017  The Construction Industry Council, North East are delighted to be holding the North East Construction Summit on Wednesday 20th September. The aim of the Summit is to work with the construction industry leaders from the region and national experts to develop a North East Construction Strategy focussed specifically on the issues,

EVENT – Digital Disruption

3pm – 6pm, Thursday 22 June. Mark Larsen and Allan King, Managing Directors at Accenture’s UK Delivery Centre in Newcastle welcome you to a discussion on Digital Disruption in the modern day, as part of Digital Leaders Week 2017. What is digital disruption? Put simply, digital disruption is substantial business change caused by advances in and the application

EVENT – Digital Skills in Construction

Learn new ways to attract more customers, work more efficiently and win new business. Interactive workshops ran by The Federation of master Builders (FMB) exclusively for small building and construction companies in the North East and Yorkshire. Learn the latest ways to get the maximum benefit from digital marketing and how the cloud can help

Event: Accenture Innovation & Technology Open Evening

Thursday 2 November 2016 18:00 – 21:00 GMT  Accenture, 9C Quick Silver Way, Cobalt Business Park, NE27 0QQ Accenture are standing at the forefront for the innovation of technical solutions working with clients across the globe. They are hosting an open evening to showcase how they power their clients by creating new experiences and driving the use

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