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Quarter of a million-pound funding boost to help older adults to ‘Breathe Happy’

The National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) and remote wellbeing platform ‘Breathe Happy’ has been awarded £272,904 to build emotional and physical resilience in older adults who have been adversely affected by COVID-19.     This collaborative project, funded by Innovate UK, the UK’s Innovation Agency aims to deliver a personalised, remote wellbeing program, leveraging

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Construction sector very active despite Covid-19 in Newcastle City Centre

Gordon Hewling, Principal and Managing Director, Avison Young, Newcastle reviews construction activity within the Newcastle city centre and inner urban core. Despite the onset of Covid-19 restrictions, commercial development activity within the Newcastle city centre has been on-going alongside detailed preparatory planning and pre-development work on major projects within the development pipeline. Legal and General’s,

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North East bioscience company gains £1.5 million of new investment

  AMLo Biosciences Ltd (AMLo) has gained significant new investments totalling £1.5m, from funds managed by Northstar Ventures, the North East Innovation Fund supported by the European Regional Development Fund and the newly launched Northern Accelerator Seed Investment Fund; Esperante Ventures; The British Innovation Fund, managed by Milltrust International (Milltrust) and backed by UK local

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The immersive tech sector in North East England recognised as being internationally significant as it grows and welcomes new entrants

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has recognised the national and international significance of the immersive tech cluster in North East England.  Next month, DIT and Invest North East England (INEE) will host an online event to promote the region’s immersive tech sector, aimed at boosting inward investment in the area. International immersive tech companies

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£14 million cash lifeline for Newcastle businesses launched

A £14 million scheme to support Newcastle businesses through the latest lockdown measures is launched by Newcastle City Council. With thousands of businesses forced to close due to national lockdown, as well as businesses severely impacted by Tier Two restrictions, Newcastle City Council is urging business owners to apply at www.newcastle.gov.uk/covidbusinesssupport for fast access to

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City region recognised as a high potential investment opportunity for billion-pound healthy ageing market

The North East has been successful in its bid to promote the region as a High Potential Opportunity (HPO) for healthy ageing.   Innovation assets on Newcastle Helix, world-leading research strengths and existing international profile as a UK ‘go-to’ ageing cluster played a key role in its success. Led by Invest Newcastle and to benefit

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Radisson RED expands UK presence with Newcastle signing

Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the signing of Radisson RED Newcastle – bringing the fun, upscale hotel brand to one of the UK’s most vibrant cities. Set to open in 2023, the innovative and style-savvy hotel will be located in the city centre within The High Street Group’s £120m Strawberry Place development, One

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Businesses urged to get ready for business support grants

Newcastle City Council is urging business owners to get ready for the latest round of business support grants. With funding just released by government for businesses forced to close due to the current national lockdown, as well as restrictions placed on businesses in Tier Two restrictions, the council is busy putting in place a single

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A transatlantic partnership to harness intergenerational intelligence in the workplace

The UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) together with VOICE has partnered with CIRKEL, a US-based company providing intergenerational networking services for two-way mentorships, learning, and connectedness in the workplace. The global workforce is ageing, and according to the Health equals wealth report, in 2018 people aged over 50 already account for nearly 1

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Team Valley scheme achieves 100% occupancy

A trade park development in Gateshead has achieved full occupancy following completion of the scheme’s final letting which has been secured by Newcastle-based commercial property specialists Naylors Gavin Black. At Earlsway Trade Park, the firm has brokered a 3 year lease with Origin Tech Ltd, a cleantech product development company working primarily in the water

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