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Northumbria University announces £50m space skills, research and development centre set to transform the UK space industry

Investments from Lockheed Martin, the UK Space Agency and Northumbria University forge pathway for NESST’s global prominence   Northumbria University, Newcastle has secured a total of £50 million in funding to create a world-leading space skills, research and technology centre in the North East of England. Major funding awards that were confirmed today from the

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NICA shares vision for building cities of longevity at Smart City Expo in Barcelona

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK – A new global initiative to encourage healthy ageing and longevity in cities has taken a major step forward at the world’s largest conference for smart cities.   The UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) presented its City of Longevity project at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona.

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Natterbox moves into Gateshead’s PROTO creating a new Northern HQ

Gateshead, UK – Chatterbox, the acclaimed BAFTA-winning production company behind hit TV series Meet the Khans and Charlotte in Sunderland, has announced the establishment of a new Northern headquarters, known as Natterbox, in Gateshead.    The Brighton-based company has moved into offices in Gateshead’s state-of-the-art digital production facility, PROTO, alongside a host of other TV production

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Newcastle and Sunderland join forces to take North East digital proposition to Smart City Expo in Barcelona

North East England’s smart city credentials will be showcased on the international stage next week as a diverse regional delegation heads to Barcelona for Smart City Expo World Congress.     Taking place from 7-9 November, Smart City Expo is the world’s largest conference for smart cities, attended by more than 20,000 people from all corners

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Investment prospectus launched to promote Newcastle’s development opportunities

Invest Newcastle, NewcastleGateshead Initiative’s inward investment team, have launched a new prospectus to attract capital investment and promote the city as a unique destination to live, work and play.     The comprehensive document showcases Newcastle’s prime assets and development opportunities to provide a compelling case for global investors.   Branded with the ‘Beyond Investment’ moniker, the

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Invest Newcastle prepares for return to MIPIM and UKREiiF in 2024

The North East real estate industry gathered last week (Friday 27 October) to discuss plans for their presence at major real estate conferences MIPIM and UKREiiF.   Invest Newcastle, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), has a long history of leading large-scale delegations to MIPIM in Cannes and more recently to UKREiiF in Leeds, bringing together

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Workspace provider set to launch at Newcastle’s Portland House

A flexible workspace provider will soon be opening its first operation on Tyneside after signing up to the majority of remaining space at Newcastle’s award-winning Portland House. Wizu, which provides serviced offices, co-working spaces, virtual offices and meeting room facilities, has secured a management agreement for almost 20,000 sq. ft. of space within a standalone wing,

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Leonardo defence technology research site opens in Newcastle

The company’s 8th UK site will create at least 200 high-value jobs in the North East. Engineering projects at the facility will include defence digital and AI research as well as the development of advanced electronics and helicopter products. International defence and security company Leonardo has opened its 8th site in the UK, a high-technology

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North East England Launches New Regional Defence Cluster to Become National Hub for Digital Defence Technology

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK – The North East Regional Defence and Security Cluster (NERDSC) has been launched in a strategic move to boost regional prosperity and position North East England as a national driving force of the UK’s digital defence technology revolution.   The initiative comes at a pivotal time when the Ministry of Defence

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Global Underwater Hub Makes Waves in Region With Northern Office Opening

Global Underwater Hub (GUH), the trade and industry development body representing the UK’s growing £8 billion underwater industry, has opened a new north England regional office in Newcastle upon Tyne. The new premises mark the next phase in the organisation’s plans to support the future growth of this diverse, world-leading industry and the wider blue

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