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 Newcastle Startup Week Festival: 13-17 May 2019

Newcastle Startup Week is a 5-day (& night) festival that inspires and helps hundreds of people to start or grow their business in the North East of England. For more information visit https://newcastlestartupweek.com/

US businesswoman launches female healthcare app in the North East thanks to Newcastle Startup Week!

Minnesota-based Cindy Moy Carr has chosen to launch mySysters, an innovative female healthcare app, in the North East of England after finding all the help she needed at the Newcastle Startup Week festival last year. mySysters is a social and self-care mobile platform to help women manage the symptoms that can occur from the hormonal fluctuations during

Legal & General breaks ground at Newcastle Helix as it drives forward UK urban regeneration programme

Legal & General announces that it has started construction of its flagship office building, The Lumen, at Newcastle Helix, as part of the initial £65 million it has invested in the site. This is the largest city centre office building, with private sector funding, to be constructed in the last decade. A ground breaking ceremony

Channel 4 bid for Creative Hub: Update

A joint bid by Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council, led by NewcastleGateshead Initiative  was recently shortlisted for one of two new creative hubs that Channel 4 is currently searching for. Unfortunately, it didn’t make the final shortlist that was announced on Monday 23 July. We are naturally disappointed, but proud of the fact that

Newcastle Startup Week is back for 2019 and is coming to Gateshead

Following another successful event in May, the annual Newcastle Startup Week festival will return for a third time in 2019 on both sides of the Tyne. As in previous years, the five-day entrepreneurship and innovation festival will begin on Monday 13 May with Day 1 (‘Inspiration Day’) at The Boiler Shop on Stephenson Quarter in

Invest Newcastle gets on board with Jet2.com for MIPIM 2019

Invest Newcastle and leading leisure airline Jet2.com have teamed up to provide a direct flight from Newcastle to Nice for MIPIM 2019. The popular international property event will take place in Cannes on the French Riviera from 12 -15 March 2019. MIPIM is a 4-day real estate exhibition, conference and networking event with more than 26,000

North East urged to support Newcastle and Gateshead’s bid for Channel 4 hub

The team hoping to bring Channel 4 to the region are urging people to get behind the bid as they prepare for a visit from the broadcaster. It was announced last month that Newcastle and Gateshead had reached the shortlist for one of two new creative hubs that Channel 4 is currently searching for. The

Newcastle and Gateshead reach Channel 4 shortlist

Newcastle and Gateshead have reached the shortlist for one of three new locations Channel 4 is currently searching for, as the broadcaster seeks to create 300 new jobs in the nations and regions. A joint bid by Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council, led by NewcastleGateshead Initiative, saw the destination fight off strong competition from

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,

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Newcastle Startup Week is back for 2019 and is coming to Gateshead

Following another successful event in May, the annual Newcastle Startup Week festival will return for a third time in 2019 on both sides of the Tyne. As in previous years, the five-day entrepreneurship and innovation festival will begin on Monday 13 May with Day 1 (‘Inspiration Day’) at The Boiler Shop on Stephenson Quarter in

Invest Newcastle gets on board with Jet2.com for MIPIM 2019

Invest Newcastle and leading leisure airline Jet2.com have teamed up to provide a direct flight from Newcastle to Nice for MIPIM 2019. The popular international property event will take place in Cannes on the French Riviera from 12 -15 March 2019. MIPIM is a 4-day real estate exhibition, conference and networking event with more than 26,000

North East urged to support Newcastle and Gateshead’s bid for Channel 4 hub

The team hoping to bring Channel 4 to the region are urging people to get behind the bid as they prepare for a visit from the broadcaster. It was announced last month that Newcastle and Gateshead had reached the shortlist for one of two new creative hubs that Channel 4 is currently searching for. The

Newcastle and Gateshead reach Channel 4 shortlist

Newcastle and Gateshead have reached the shortlist for one of three new locations Channel 4 is currently searching for, as the broadcaster seeks to create 300 new jobs in the nations and regions. A joint bid by Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council, led by NewcastleGateshead Initiative, saw the destination fight off strong competition from

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,

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

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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.

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

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