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Poor broadband hinders resilience among rural businesses

NICRE’s major survey highlights how sub-standard infrastructure in rural areas is affecting businesses’ ability to bounce back from adversity

12 May 2022

Invite to Wooler event to help develop rural communities

NICRE session to bring people together to share knowledge and best practice

11 April 2022

Businesses’ views sought on rural broadband connection

NICRE is collaborating with Government on digital connectivity survey

21 March 2022

Rural innovation and enterprise research Fellowship opportunity

Applications open for scheme under the theme of ‘Cities and Place’

11 March 2022

Invite to Hexham event to help develop rural communities

NICRE session to bring people together to share knowledge and best practice

02 March 2022

Calibrate Energy wins NICRE-sponsored national rural innovation award

Northumberland firm scoops accolade at Rural Business Awards

01 March 2022

Encouraging older shoppers back in store

NICRE research with rural customers sets out recommendations for retailers

20 January 2022

Resilient rural businesses innovate and diversify during Covid

NICRE’s major new survey details the effects of the pandemic on rural firms

06 January 2022

A ‘rural-inclusive’ case for Levelling Up

NICRE sets out argument for equitable recognition of rural economies in Briefing Paper

01 November 2021

High attendance at conference for problem solving around rural issues

NICRE’s first jointly-hosted ‘rural catalyst’ event at The Alnwick Garden hailed a success

20 October 2021

Help shape the future of land use, farming and ecology

NICRE running design sprint as part of Northumbrian Water’s Innovation Festival 2021.

14 October 2021

Helping businesses start their journey to net zero

NICRE’s ‘Just 1 thing’ campaign aims to support rural businesses and communities

17 September 2021

Rural conference brings businesses and communities together

NICRE collaborating with the Rural Design Centre Innovation Project to deliver event

16 September 2021

NICRE supports National Rural Conference 2021

NICRE to lead session on contribution of rural enterprise to Levelling Up

02 September 2021

Former Defra chief economist Ulrike joins NICRE as policy advisor

Ulrike Hotopp to help connect policy with NICRE research and insight

25 August 2021

Analysis of Welsh small business behaviours

NICRE contributes to analysis of SME survey for the Welsh Government

30 July 2021

Ideas shared for sustainable last-mile delivery

Event held to help food and drink businesses realise their net-zero potential

15 July 2021

Helping SMEs in the South West move towards Net Zero

NICRE is part of a national virtual event on 6 July to help businesses in the South West on their journey to Net Zero

02 July 2021

Broadband capacity is major obstacle to digital adoption for rural businesses

NICRE research examines digital technologies in rural and urban-based SMEs

21 June 2021

Delivering the goods

NICRE co-hosts event for food and drink businesses to help realise their net-zero potential

07 June 2021

Exploring innovation and digital innovation

NICRE research examines the urban-rural profile of innovation and digital innovation in micro-businesses

24 May 2021

Janet elected to lead long-standing society

NICRE co-director Janet Dwyer at helm of UK Agricultural Economics Society

20 May 2021

New research projects to shine spotlight on rural enterprise

NICRE is funding seven research projects to expand its portfolio.

13 May 2021

Evidence presented on protected food names

NICRE has given evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Geographically Protected Foods.

06 May 2021

Rural businesses’ stronger focus on environment issues

Businesses in rural areas appear to be more strongly focused on environmental issues, according to research by NICRE.

26 April 2021

Large-scale survey of rural and farming businesses

NICRE is asking businesses in the North East, South West and Midlands how they are dealing with COVID-19 to explore the lesser-known area of rural resilience.

13 April 2021

Rural economies are part of the solution for Levelling Up

Levelling Up should include the nation’s rural economies and their contribution to the prosperity of communities, according to a NICRE Briefing Paper.

29 March 2021

Helping your business move towards Net Zero – invite to event

We're taking part in a national virtual event on 19 March and would like you to join us to help 'your business journey to Net Zero'.

11 March 2021

Northumberland role to help foster innovation

We're supporting our partner Community Action Northumberland (CAN) in recruiting a development officer in rural Northumberland.

10 March 2021

Rural small businesses need a joined-up approach - digital transformation

Dr Paul Cowie, co-investigator at NICRE and innovation research fellow at Newcastle University gives his reaction to the Budget 2021

04 March 2021

Join us as a policy advisor and help shape our rural economies

We have consultancy opportunities for suitably skilled and experienced policy advisors to work with us.

18 February 2021

Open call for Research and Innovation fund – round 1

We’re delighted to launch our first open call for the Research and Innovation fund.

27 January 2021

Dr Inge Hill panel member for upcoming start-up and scale-up business forum

Panel speaker for upcoming forum entitled 'Priorities for supporting new businesses to start and scale up in the UK'

15 January 2021

Upcoming seminar on the Foundational Economy

Reflections on inclusive and sustainable regional development

14 January 2021

Special Issue of Eurochoices focused on SURE-Farm project

The latest edition of the journal ‘Eurochoices’ is a special Issue that focusses on the EU Horizon 2020 project ‘SURE-Farm’ - Towards SUstainable and REsilient EU FARMing systems.

18 December 2020

Food and Drink North East (FADNE) partnership agreed

Food and Drink North East (FADNE)/NICRE Innovation Associates will deliver a programme of enterprise and innovation pump priming activities

17 December 2020

Business Survey tender now live

A new tender opportunity is now live to work with NICRE

04 December 2020

NICRE organises expert session at the INNOGROW Final conference

NICRE organised a special session on rural enterprise at the final event of the INNOGROW project.

03 December 2020

NICRE Policy Advisor(s) – Tender now open

A tender is now open for consultancy opportunities for Policy Advisors to work with the NICRE team.

25 November 2020

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