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North East Mayor set to approve ‘landmark’ investment in manufacturing skills facility

North East Mayor Kim McGuinness and local authority leaders at the North East Combined Authority are set to approve a landmark skills investment, which will create a new generation of skilled local workers in electric vehicle (EV) and battery technology.

Work begins on pioneering Health Innovation Neighbourhood

A groundbreaking ceremony has marked the start of work on the £500 million Health Innovation Neighbourhood, which will promote longer, healthier lives.

New funding for live bacteria therapeutic development

The Innovate UK funding brings together Newcastle University spin out, GitLife Biotech with Aberdeen biotech company, NCIMB Ltd.

Newcastle University Dean of Innovation and Business, Prof. Mike Capaldi, appointed as Chair of DER-IC

Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres (DER-IC) - the UK Wide Network for PEMD manufacturing

Joint study shows benefits of enhanced rock weathering for agriculture

Working with UNDO, new research shows spreading finely crushed silicate rock on agricultural land enhances yields as well as sequestering carbon dioxide.

Patented 3D bioprinting technique coming to market

Jetbio, a new spinout company, will be targeting the groundbreaking technique at drug discovery, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Working with industry to determine optimum storage and cooking of vitamin D enriched eggs

Scientists have shown that storing your eggs on the worktop rather than in the fridge - and how you cook them - matters when it comes to preserving vitamin D, known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’.

Newcastle to lead national Edge AI hub

Newcastle University has been announced as the lead of a new national artificial intelligence (AI) hub that will deliver next-generation innovations and technologies via edge computing.

Clarity needed for businesses to achieve greenhouse gas mitigation

Despite efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, companies are not set up for success, due to conflicting national and sectorial targets and differing availability of abatement options.

Newcastle University engineer wins prestigious Enterprise Fellowship

Dr Pavlina Theodosiou has been awarded an Enterprise Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering to support her as a CEO of University spin-out company METzero.

£30M study with global biopharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim

The most extensive clinical study into liver cirrhosis ever conducted worldwide has been announced.

Electrification supercharging new degree apprenticeship

A new degree apprenticeship from Newcastle University will help businesses to close the electrification skills gap. Developed with industrial partners, the programme will receive

Record year as Newcastle University spin-outs attract £40m+ of investments

Investments across life sciences, sustainable engineering and digital tech spin-outs have totalled over £40m in 2023. Created from research discoveries, the University’s 37 active spin-out companies now employ more than 300 people.

Positive top line results from Newcastle-led FRACTAL study

Swedish pharma company reports that the study met the primary objective to confirm the favourable safety and tolerability profile of fractalkine blocker KAND567 in myocardial infarction patients.

Arup and Newcastle University Strengthen Strategic Partnership

Global sustainable development consultancy, Arup and Newcastle University have renewed and strengthened their strategic relationship signing a new and refreshed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

£23M investment secured by spin-out Advanced Electric Machines

The funding will be used to scale up production capacity at its facility in the North East of England, deliver on ambitious growth plans to establish a global sales footprint, and bolster R&D capabilities.

Working with Biffa to test a new glue invention

Newcastle University engineer inventors have worked with waste management experts Biffa to test a new, reversible glue.

Northern Accelerator to receive major innovation funding boost

The company creation partnership has secured an additional £4.3m to expand support spin-outs.

University spin-out acquired by Sterling Pharma Solutions

Sterling Pharma Solutions has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Newcastle University spin-out company, NewChem Technologies.

‘Driverless’ public transport option for new Cramlington development

A new study will determine the feasibility of an autonomous, ‘driverless’ public transport system between Seaton Delaval Station and the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington.

Boost for SME innovation support and spin-out company creation

The InTUNE partnership has been launched to deliver two business support programmes which aim to strengthen the North East economy.

Net Zero Accelerator will drive economic growth and sustainability

Newcastle University will lead a new £5m research initiative to help boost UK economic growth and address regional needs.

Revolutionising electric drives for a Net Zero Future

A new joint project has been funded to help replace magnet-powered electric drives with more sustainable zero-magnet drives for electric vehicles (EVs).

Spinout MarraBio secures seed investment

The pioneering life science start-up raises funding to commercialise its unique protein technology.

Newcastle to lead new transport decarbonisation research hub

The new national hub will provide expertise, innovative modelling and engagement to support net zero transport networks.

University to lead skills programme for the regional battery industry

The Faraday Battery Challenge (FBC) has appointed Newcastle University to receive £1.3m in funding to support the North East’s battery manufacturing and innovation sector and skills development.

Newcastle spin out ESP Diagnostics Ltd. selected for Biomedical Catalyst Neurotech Accelerator Programme.

Newcastle University ‘spin out’ company ESP Diagnostics Ltd. has been selected to join Pioneer Group’s Biomedical Catalyst Neurotech Accelerator Programme.

VR simulation company VRAI joins Helix

Virtual reality (VR) simulation training company VRAI has moved to a new base on Newcastle Helix in The Catalyst.

Newcastle University and Sofia Offshore Wind Farm enter a learning partnership

Newcastle University and RWE’s Sofia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the growth of a skilled offshore wind workforce, support the sector’s expansion and drive innovation.

Leonardo launches partnership with National Innovation Centre for Data

The partnership will launch with two data analytics projects, one focused on federated machine learning and another advancing technologies for smart data streaming.

Student and graduate start-ups gain national recognition

Newcastle University has been ranked first in the North based on student and graduate turnover, investment and active social enterprises.

Newcastle apprenticeships praised by Ofsted

Newcastle University’s apprenticeships have been rated ‘Good’ across the board by Ofsted.

12 months of the North East Battery Alliance

One year ago the North East region launched the North East Battery Alliance (NEBA). 12 months on how has the cluster made progress towards promoting the region as a world leading hub for battery research and innovation?

Funding announced for NortHFutures Digital Health Hub

Newcastle University is leading a ground-breaking £4.17m Digital Health Hub for the North East and North Cumbria.

Newcastle looking for life science investor to accelerate sector growth

Expansion of commercial laboratory space on 1.7acres at Newcastle Helix will be key.

Newcastle University and Opera North in tune with new partnership

Newcastle University and Opera North have announced a new three-year collaboration.

NunaBio raises £1.9M in seed funding to expand infrastructure and accelerate R&D

The spin-out is developing a novel method of DNA synthesis and will join Pioneer Group's Launch Venture Building programme.

Nanovery secures over £1.85 million for cancer diagnostic solution

A Newcastle based start-up that has worked with the Arrow innovation scheme has raised over £1.85 million of funding to help its quest to save more lives through better testing for prostate cancer.

The Alan Turing Institute launches new Turing University Network

Newcastle University joins a new university network to facilitate better connections across the data science/AI landscape

Informing policy for the creative industries

Newcastle University and the Royal Society of Arts have been named as new hosts of the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre.

Entrepreneur Debra Leeves announced as new Goldman Professor

Serial entrepreneur, Debra Leeves, has been appointed as this year’s David Goldman Visiting Professor of Innovation and Enterprise at Newcastle University.

Challenging Legacies:
The Kingdom of Iraq and Gertrude Bell

A new exhibition developed with Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums has been visited by Iraq’s Minister for Culture, Tourism and Heritage.

Developing hybrid energy storage in Singapore

A new research partnership between Newcastle University Singapore and VFlowTech hopes to improve the performance, safety, and economics of using batteries for energy storage.

Aerospace and defence multinational Leonardo chooses Newcastle for new research site

Locating at the Newcastle Helix innovation district affords quick and easy links with Newcastle University and the National Innovation Centre for Data

Levelling-up boost for the UK space sector with new funding for growth

Eighteen projects aimed at boosting the space sector across the UK are to receive funding from the UK Space Agency with two being led by Newcastle University.

Clean Tyne project secures government funding

Newcastle University experts and industry partners are leading the way in helping reduce emissions from the maritime sector.

Innovating Together - Universities in the North East

A new report highlights how the North East’s universities are working together to drive forward the Levelling Up agenda and grow the region’s economy.

New funding backs the rollout of self-driving lorries and shuttles

Self-driving vehicles will help deliver passengers and cargo in and around Sunderland.

Major funding for Newcastle will help find new cancer treatments

The search for new cancer treatments is to receive a major funding investment of nearly £3 million, providing future hope for people diagnosed with the disease.

Tech start-up to power world-leading wind farm

A Newcastle University tech start-up has landed a contract to help develop one of the world’s largest offshore wind developments.

Monitoring power use and AI could help older adults live independently

The National Innovation Centre for Ageing has partnered with Informetis on disruptive AI-enabled technology which helps older adults stay living at home by using the data from their electricity usage.

Drug Discovery alliance with Astex Pharmaceuticals extended

Newcastle University has extended its drug discovery alliance with CRUK and Astex Pharmaceuticals to continue its focus on the discovery and development of new cancer drugs.

Graduate start-ups awarded six-month business development packages

Two graduate start-ups are awarded valuable, six-month business development packages worth £20,000

University of York joins Northern Accelerator partnership

More high-value research and development jobs will be created in the North as the University of York joins Northern Accelerator

Tackling the risks of extreme weather for rail travel

A partnership called the “Weather Academy” has been created between our University, the Met Office and Network Rail to improve understanding of the risks of extreme weather for rail travel.

Building talent in Power Electronics, Machines and Drives

Newcastle University is to lead new institute to support training and skills development in the field of Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD).

Major government funding boost to enhance patient care

People in the North East will benefit from new treatments and improved delivery of health and care services following a £28.4m boost for medical research and a focus on patient safety challenges.

New research experiment to support the RAF’s drive to Net Zero by 2040

The world’s smallest and lightest nodal seismic imaging system is being deployed by Newcastle University at RAF Leeming.

National recognition for our business and community links

Newcastle University has performed strongly in the national exercise that measures how we share our knowledge and expertise with business, charities and community organisations.

XTX Ventures backs Conception X venture programme to support early-stage PhD startups

The venture capital group hope to grow the UK's deep tech footprint by investing more than £3million.

Two new bio-medical spin-out companies enable pre-symptomatic diagnoses

Two new bio-medical spin-out companies from Newcastle University enable pre-symptomatic diagnoses

Leading the future of biomedical engineering

Newcastle University is launching the first major biomedical engineering facility in the North of England thanks to a £1.1 million grant from the Wolfson Foundation.

Maximising the energy generated from wastewater

A new Knowledge Transfer Partnership will help Northumbrian Water to achieve net zero by 2027 and keep consumer prices low.

Newcastle University chosen to be Siemens' top tier innovation partner

Shared interests in routes to net zero means Newcastle joins Siemens' new global Research and Innovation Ecosystems.

Sustainable tyre recycling project goes live

Newcastle University and Wastefront have joined forces to drive innovation in recovered carbon black.

Commercial lab space at the Newcastle Helix innovation district reaches full capacity.

Newcastle University spin out companies have been key to a purpose-built laboratory building reaching full capacity.

Learn lessons from COVID pandemic to stop regulatory confusion

A new study from Newcastle University, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the University of Birmingham shows how lack of regulatory clarity over lockdowns added to strain on firms.

Newcastle scientists discover genetic link to replacement joint failure

Scientists from leading biotech company ExplantLab based at Newcastle Helix have discovered a genetic link to explain why some patients develop pain and early failure of joint replacements.

Opening the Innovation Economy: The case for inclusive innovation in the UK

New research explores how places can help spread prosperity by making the innovation economy more inclusive.

Innovation centre The Catalyst achieves full occupancy

Our state-of-the-art £50m innovation centre in the heart of Newcastle is running at full capacity, just two years since opening its doors.

Newcastle experts support Port of Tyne’s drive to net zero

Clean Tyne, a UK’s Clean Maritime Demonstration consortium, has created a roadmap for the Port of Tyne and other UK ports to support their journey to net zero.

Spin out AMLo Biosciences raises £2.45M for skin cancer test development

The company's “rule-out” prognostic test for early stage skin cancer, can accurately identify genuinely low risk, early-stage melanomas.

North East Battery Alliance Conference

The first conference of the North East Battery Alliance has been announced. Running 10th and 11th May, the event will bring together stakeholders from all areas of the industry.

Creating smart homes to support net zero

Funding has been announced for a new project exploring households’ energy and water efficiency in the race to net zero.

University and Genr8 Kajima establish joint venture

Genr8 Kajima Regeneration Ltd has formed a joint venture with Newcastle University to develop the ambitious Newcastle Campus for Ageing and Vitality.

New Dstl site opened in Newcastle

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has located a new team alongside the National Innovation Centre for Data. It will specialise in artificial intelligence and data science and work with regional partners.

Ageing at the heart of Newcastle’s future

A cutting-edge £500m development supporting the understanding, care and innovation of products and services for an ageing population has been given the go ahead in Newcastle.

New investment aims to grow region’s battery sector

New funding will expand the work of a new partnership aimed at growing the North East’s battery sector.

Spin out CellulaREvolution raises £1.75m technology launch

The investment will be used to accelerate research & development and strengthen their commercial team as they prepare to take their bioreactor technologies to market.

Spin out Atelerix secures £425k investment

The investment will enable the company to move to revenue generation and grow the business.

DER-IC Success in UKRI Supply Chains for Net Zero Competition

Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres (DER-IC) has supported partners in winning nine bids in the latest Driving the Electric Revolution funding call from UK Research and Innovation: Supply Chains for Net Zero.

New apprenticeship to support management and leadership skills

We are launching a Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager Higher Apprenticeship to help address the regional skills gap around leadership and management.

£5m Innovation Deal boosts Healthy Longevity business in North of Tyne

A multi-million pound deal to help all of us in the UK lead longer, happier lives has been launched today and will drive new jobs, skills and businesses in the

New partnership project to improve ecological conditions in Northumberland

A new project led by Natural England will improve the condition of the river, coastal and marine habitats of the Northumberland Coast and Tweed river catchments.

First melanoma test to offer reassurance of low risk of cancer spread

A pioneering test which reliably predicts the spread or return of the most deadly form of skin cancer has been developed by a team of Newcastle scientists and clinicians.

BSF Enterprise acquire 3D Bio-Tissues

Deal for the Newcastle University spin-out paves the way for reverse takeover and raising funds for next phase of development

Outstanding technician of the year

Dr Andrew Filby has won the Times Higher Education Awards 2021 for Outstanding Technician of the Year.

Breakthrough industrial carbon capture solution goes live

The world’s smallest industrial carbon capture technology has been launched.

KTP project with Siemens leads to AI solution for e-charging management going global

An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm as a multi-stage optimisation solution for scheduling and load management of electric fleet charging, was created by PhD student Parisa Akaber for Siemens.

Faraday Institution opens regional office in Newcastle University

Recognising the importance of the North East as a key centre of battery research, innovation, skills and production, the Faraday Institution has opened a regional office in Newcastle.

Newcastle teams up with industry partners for water sector innovation

Newcastle University and industry partners have been given the backing to launch a new project that will see customer bills and carbon emissions reduced by December 2025.

Huge economic contribution of universities must not be forgotten

Universities in the North East of England contribute £3.7 billion to the economy and support 32,000 jobs across the region, new findings by Frontier Economics today reveal.