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Business News in County Durham

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Innovation News

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.

NETPark based Kromek secures $2m contract

NETPark based Kromek secures $2m contract

Monday, 04 September 2017

Durham-based Kromek has won a new five-year contract, worth $2m, with an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customer specialising in X-Ray Imaging Systems.

North East innovation expert poached to take top job in Scotland

North East innovation expert poached to take top job in Scotland

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

North East LEP innovation director Hans Moller will leave his job in October to take a post in Edinburgh.

Takeover talks ongoing as Quantum Pharma more than doubles pretax profits

Takeover talks ongoing as Quantum Pharma more than doubles pretax profits

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

North East pharmaceutical company Quantum Pharma has reported a strong half year in business, revealing healthy increases in both sales and profits.

Durham inventor seeks production partner to manufacture optometry innovation

Durham inventor seeks production partner to manufacture optometry innovation

Wednesday, 09 August 2017

Durham optometrist turned inventor Simon Berry is looking for a production partner to manufacture a specialist device, which he believes can counter the problem of taking accurate eye measurements of children with Down’s Syndrome.

From left, Hardwick Primary School pupils Charlie Townes 10, Phoebe Wright 9, Jake Robinson 10, Eleanor Savage 10 and Lochlan Allan 10 with their winning letters and with NETPark Manager Janet Todd and Project Manager David Dixon of Interserve.

Children predict future inventions for NETPark time capsule

Thursday, 20 July 2017

SYNTHETIC computer gel skin and a device that absorbs polluted air were just two of the predictions on children’s minds when they were asked to think about what the inventions of the future might be.

Northumbrian Water notches up 'global first' with Newcastle innovation festival

Northumbrian Water notches up 'global first' with Newcastle innovation festival

Monday, 17 July 2017

Northumbrian Water has hailed a week-long innovation event which it hopes will help it find answers to some of the challenges facing its industry and wider society.

NETPark based Filtronic looking to future with greater confidence amid contract and jobs boost

NETPark based Filtronic looking to future with greater confidence amid contract and jobs boost

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

A COUNTY Durham technology firm is expanding its global presence with work alongside a US customer.

Year Of Good Progress At NETPark Based Kromek

Year Of Good Progress At NETPark Based Kromek

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Sedgefield-headquartered radiation detection technology company Kromek has enjoyed "another year of good progress" after sales neared the £9m mark and pre-tax losses were slashed.

From left, Simon Goon of Business Durham, Cllr. Carl Marshall, Cllr. Simon Henig leader of Durham County Council, Hans Moller of North East LEP, Steve Conn of Esh Group and Cllr. Bill Kellett Chairman of Durham County Council

Road to success for £12.6m NETPark expansion

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

WORK has begun on infrastructure works which will form a key part of major expansion plans at a North East science park.

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