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Newcastle company secures funding for innovative medical technology

A Newcastle medtech company has secured nearly £250,000 in funding from Innovate UK to further its research into the impact of genetics on implants. Based in The Biosphere on Newcastle Helix, ExplantLab combines extensive medical, bioengineering and surgical knowledge to further understand explants (implants that have been removed from the body). Having opened last year

International fintech company lands in Newcastle

A fast-growing financial technology firm with offices in London and New York has opened a new base in Newcastle. Singletrack is a leading capital markets CRM and research distribution platform. Headquartered in London and with a US office in New York, Singletrack’s technology is used by investment banks and brokers around the world. Hoults Yard

Newcastle Helix success story: Connected Energy plugs into thriving global market from The Core

This North East business is blazing a trail in the low carbon energy market through their electric vehicle battery innovations. “If you’re working in renewable energy and future mobility, then Newcastle is a good place to be right now.” I’m told by Matthew Lumsden, CEO and Founder of cleantech start-up Connected Energy, based at The

Plans for third ‘contemporary icon’ building on Newcastle skyline, by world renowned architect, could create 1,000 jobs

Extraordinary plans for an office development on East Quayside, Newcastle, with a ‘mind-blowing’ design concept – completely different to anything ever seen in the North East – have been revealed. No. 1 Quayside is being hailed as the third modern icon of the Newcastle skyline – alongside Sir Norman Foster’s The Sage Gateshead and Wilkinson

Broadoak looks to further growth with expanded team

Broadoak Asset Management celebrated their 5th anniversary with a series of milestones.  These included moving into new offices in Newcastle and announcing the arrival of two new key appointments; John Seager and Rebecca Morgan. John Seager was most recently Chief Executive of Siglion, the joint venture regeneration partnership in Sunderland.  John oversaw the masterplanning and

UK recruitment giant celebrates its latest American office opening

Award-winning technology recruitment company expands its US operation, creating a number of job opportunities in its tenth North American location. January 14th, 2020 — London —  UK staffing firm Frank Recruitment Group has announced the opening of its newest office in Chicago, Illinois today, creating over 80 jobs in the area. The company, which began

The region’s experts and key players collaborate to strengthen our international proposition to investors

We have gathered the region’s key players to discuss our plans for MIPIM 2020, the world’s largest international property conference.   Our plans were revealed at a breakfast event at The Catalyst building on Newcastle Helix. Representatives from Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Council, Durham County Council, Avison Young, Arup, Newcastle Helix, Ryder Architecture, Mott Macdonald,

Could a grant help your business improve its energy efficiency?

Local council’s initiative provides grants to help businesses save money through energy efficiency improvements. The Business Energy Saving Team (BEST) is a free energy efficiency service helping small and medium-sized businesses (SME’s) in Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland and Sunderland generate savings through a fully-funded energy audit and grant support. Funded by the European Regional

A North East procurement organisation is blooming thanks to Newcastle’s smart credentials

Invest Newcastle recently showcased the city’s assets at the Smart City World Congress in Barcelona. We talk to Paul Mander, Chief Procurement Officer from Bloom about why he joined the Newcastle delegation and how the city’s smart city credentials are helping them to deliver social value to their public sector clients. Give us a flavor

Countdown to Christmas on NE1’s very own advent calendar – The 24 Doors of Christmas

NE1 has today announced the participants in this year’s 24 Doors of Christmas, the city’s alternative advent calendar and has teamed up with BBC Newcastle as a partner on the event. The 24 Doors of Christmas offers free, exclusive access to 24 unique, unusual and different venues across the city, a festive treat for people

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Recent investments deliver anticipated growth for recruitment specialist, NRG

The investments made in launching NRG’s recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and project solution, greenbean by NRG, coupled with ongoing investment in technology and people has resulted in the successful year-on-year growth anticipated by the business. In its financial year ending December 31 2018, the Newcastle-based recruitment specialist delivered against its plan of aligning with key

Newcastle named Smart City of the year

Newcastle has been named as Smart City of the year for its innovative approach in using technology to help transform services and improve the lives of residents. The digital leader award recognised Newcastle for its collaborative approach to innovative use of technology across the city to deliver services more efficiently and make life more liveable

Startup competition partners with leading regional businesses as it returns for 2019

North East-based competition, the If We Can You Can (IWCYC) Challenge, has unveiled its regional business partnerships for 2019 as it launches the 11th year of its annual startup challenge. Amongst the partners is Mincoffs Solicitors, who joins the competition for the second year running as legal partner, Inspirational Bus Tour partner Go North East and accelerator

Newcastle Helix is proud to support Elmer’s Great North Parade

NEWCASTLE HELIX is ‘joining the herd’ by sponsoring a sculpture in Elmer’s Great North Parade, delivered by St Oswald’s Hospice.  Newcastle Helix is proud to be part of this spectacular art trail that will feature more than 50 large individually designed sculptures and 115 little sculptures, based on the much-loved children’s character, Elmer the Patchwork

Great Exhibition legacy project unites SMEs with academic expertise to drive innovation

16 ambitious SMEs within the North East LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) area have been successful in securing funds to access university expertise and drive forward ground-breaking projects. Collaborate is the research and development strand of GX, a two-year business innovation programme forming part of the Great Exhibition of the North. GX was developed to engage

Newcastle Angel Hub launch marks a step change in attracting Angel investors to the region

A new initiative to support Business Angels looking to invest in the North East has been launched at FinanceCamp, the region’s annual investment conference, today (Wednesday 22 May). The Newcastle Angel Hub will form part of the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) wider Hub network across the country, and will be delivered by the Innovation

Ageing Innovators amongst first businesses to move into The Biosphere

An accelerator launched at VentureFest North East in November to tackle the challenges faced by an ageing society has selected the first nine companies to go through the programme. Tackling issues as varied as Alzheimer’s and dementia to holistic care and symptom management, the companies will be among the first to move into The Biosphere.

Ward Hadaway defies Brexit-related uncertainty as one of the UK’s busiest legal dealmakers in Experian Q1 rankings

Leading commercial law firm Ward Hadaway has the second busiest team of all Corporate legal dealmakers in the country, according to the latest Q1 Experian MarketIQ legal volume rankings which tracks M&A deals valued at more than £500,000 at regional and national level. The firm’s Corporate team, across its offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester,

Newcastle Airport launches new inbound tourism website

Newcastle International has launched a new inbound tourism website for the North East – which aims to increase the number of visitors to the region. As part of an innovative strategy, which has been a year in the making, the website will target thousands of extra tourists from across Europe and beyond – with the

BioCity appointed to run life science business accelerator

BioCity, the UK’s largest life science incubator has been appointed by Newcastle City Council to run a life science accelerator and business support programme from The Biosphere, which is based on Newcastle Helix. The programme is being delivered by BioCity from The Biosphere, a brand new purpose-built 90,000 sq. ft commercial lab and office facility

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Newcastle Startup Week: 14-18 May 2018

Newcastle Startup Week is a 5-day (& night), citywide and multi-venue festival that inspires and helps more people to start or grow their business. From the world’s first lightbulb to business software & smart data, the ‘test bed city’ of Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England has been inventing the future for

Thinking Digital: 16 – 17 May 2018

The 11th Annual Thinking Digital Conference takes place on 16 & 17 May 2018. Attendees will learn about new technologies, hear innovative ideas and begin to understand how our future is being shaped by them. Enjoy two fabulous days of insight, camaraderie and inspiration all along the banks of the legendary River Tyne. For more

How important is Employee Engagement & Wellbeing to your organisation’s success? 28 March

Employee Engagement has been identified as one of the biggest challenges for organisations and in particular small to medium sized business and yet it is key to the growth of our UK economy. And with around 30 million employees and only a third engaged, we’ve got some work to do if we want to see

Newcastle housing hub meeting: ‘Enabling housing delivery’

Buildoffsite Housing Hub provides a valuable opportunity for Northern England with a programme of influential speakers, engaging, topical content and an opportunity for organisations within the housing sector to connect and collaborate, with regional information and knowledge sharing. 14:00 Registrations 14:15 Welcome 14:25 Buildoffsite Housing Hub 14:45 Brian Ham, Home Group – Capabilities & Guiding

The Future of Android and Tech in the North East: 25th January

In partnership with TIGA, Google is proud to present the first of its Android Update talks in the tech hub of Newcastle.

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.

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