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Business News in County Durham

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Innovation News

New project to support County Durham photonics companies

New project to support County Durham photonics companies

Friday, 23 February 2018

NETPark, County Durham, UK – The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and Durham University have joined forces in a project that will assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Country Durham to commercialise photonics and other emerging technologies through localised innovation infrastructure and commercialisation services. 

Meet the North businesses helping the race for space

Meet the North businesses helping the race for space

Thursday, 22 February 2018

The global space industry is expected to grow to $1.1 trillion by 2040. Ahead of a conference in Durham dedicated to the potential the burgeoning sector offers North East businesses, The Northern Echo looks at some of the pioneering companies making significant advances in the industry.

NorSS brings 16 years’ space expertise to the industry

NorSS brings 16 years’ space expertise to the industry

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

A SPECIALIST space awareness and surveillance company is helping to develop the UK as an ‘international space power’ backed by years of experience in the industry. 

Five entrepreneurs win through to space incubation programme

Five entrepreneurs win through to space incubation programme

Thursday, 08 February 2018

FIVE North East entrepreneurs have won coveted spots with a space incubation programme designed to help their businesses scale up and soar.

Positive results achieved in ReViral’s Phase IIa RSV challenge study

Positive results achieved in ReViral’s Phase IIa RSV challenge study

Thursday, 08 February 2018

ReViral, A biotech company focused on developing novel compounds targeting respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and who have laboratory facilities at NETPark, have announced successful results from its Phase IIa placebo-controlled challenge trial in healthy adult subjects infected intranasally with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

BLOG: Satellite Data in the Maritime Sector

BLOG: Satellite Data in the Maritime Sector

Thursday, 01 February 2018

Catherine Johns, Innovation & Business Growth Director talks about accelerating space innovation in the North East.

Business Durham has appointed Urban Foresight to lead an open innovation programme to support the growth of the North East space sector. As part of the Satellite Applications Catapult Centre of Excellence (CoE), the programme aims to accelerate space and satellite related innovations and bring more investment into the North East. 

NETPark technology firm eyes new contracts after North east job drive

NETPark technology firm eyes new contracts after North east job drive

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

A TECHNOLOGY firm expects to surmount delays to a near £5m contract by building on a recruitment drive with fresh contracts.

Government space chiefs head up North East conference

Government space chiefs head up North East conference

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

INDUSTRY leaders from across the UK will be heading to the North East for a conference designed to help businesses capitalise on the growing, multi-million pound space sector.

NETPark based Kromek hails 'turning point year' with £1.1m healthcare deal

NETPark based Kromek hails 'turning point year' with £1.1m healthcare deal

Friday, 22 December 2017

A TECHNOLOGY firm is pressing ahead in a “turning point year” after securing a £1.1m healthcare contract.

Venturefest organisers predict busiest event yet

Venturefest organisers predict busiest event yet

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

HUNDREDS of visitors will descend upon an innovation conference aimed at helping firms increase their market presence.

Respected innovators announced for VentureFest North East

Respected innovators announced for VentureFest North East

Thursday, 02 November 2017

A host of highly respected innovators are heading to the region to inspire businesses at this year’s VentureFest North East to think big and aim high. 

NETPark based Filtronic bullish as development work rolls in

NETPark based Filtronic bullish as development work rolls in

Monday, 02 October 2017

A TECHNOLOGY firm expects to bolster its industry standing after securing a raft of contracts.

Business minister visits NETPark’s global tech leaders

Business minister visits NETPark’s global tech leaders

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

A GOVERNMENT minister heard how the North East is leading the way in the global security and printable electronics sectors when he visited two companies at the North East Technology Park (NETPark), in County Durham.

North East Business Awards 2018: Could your company triumph in the Innovation Award?

North East Business Awards 2018: Could your company triumph in the Innovation Award?

Thursday, 14 September 2017

The search for the most innovative companies in the region is now under way as part of the North East Business Awards.

IBEX will be one of the first tenants in our new NETPark Explorer buildings ready early 2018.

IBEX secures €1.6M grant from the EU Horizon 2020 programme

Monday, 11 September 2017

NETPark based IBEX Innovations Limited (IBEX) has secured a €1.6m grant from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

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