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Business News in County Durham

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Innovation News

New College Durham announces £6 million STEM investment in campus

New College Durham announces £6 million STEM investment in campus

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

New College Durham have announced that they will invest in their campus with a new build project to meet the needs of the local and regional economy. The new development will focus on ensuring they have world-class facilities for teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects.

Region's innovative companies are producing the technology of tomorrow

Region's innovative companies are producing the technology of tomorrow

Monday, 13 August 2018

Entrepreneurs in the region have been promised an additional £180 million to create the technologies of tomorrow by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond.

CPI and MIF Combine to Lead the Way in Connecting the UK’s Innovation Capabilities

CPI and MIF Combine to Lead the Way in Connecting the UK’s Innovation Capabilities

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is playing a pivotal role in advancing industry knowledge of formulated liquids.

 

Innovation talk leads to £37,000 tax boost for software firm

Innovation talk leads to £37,000 tax boost for software firm

Tuesday, 07 August 2018

A SOFTWARE company working with some of the world’s leading energy suppliers has taken on a new business analyst after saving more than £37,000 through a research and development tax break.

NETPark based ReViral announces US$55 million series B fundraising to advance RSV clinical studies

NETPark based ReViral announces US$55 million series B fundraising to advance RSV clinical studies

Thursday, 02 August 2018

ReViral, an antiviral drug discovery and development company, focused on diseases caused by the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), today announced the successful completion of a US$55 million Series B financing.

 

North East entrepreneurs urged to join accelerator programme

North East entrepreneurs urged to join accelerator programme

Thursday, 02 August 2018

Budding entrepreneurs from the North East are being invited to apply for a new programme to develop their business as Ignite, which ran Newcastle’s first accelerator programme returns.

 

CPI Supports Project to Improve Airtight Bonding in OLED Lighting

CPI Supports Project to Improve Airtight Bonding in OLED Lighting

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is working as part of a consortium to improve airtight bonding in OLED lighting for aerospace and defence applications.

Job vacancy - ESA BUSINESS APPLICATIONS REGIONAL AMBASSADOR PLATFORM MANAGER: MIDLANDS AND NORTH EAST ENGLAND

Job vacancy - ESA BUSINESS APPLICATIONS REGIONAL AMBASSADOR PLATFORM MANAGER: MIDLANDS AND NORTH EAST ENGLAND

Friday, 27 July 2018

The European Space Agency (ESA) Business Applications (BA) UK Ambassador Platform Network (UK APN) has appointed the University of Leicester as one of a national network of five Regional Ambassador Platforms (RAPs) to act as broker between ESA and individuals, companies, agencies and organisations in the UK who can be supported by ESA Business Applications.

CPI receives £107m government funding

CPI receives £107m government funding

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has welcomed confirmation of a £107m Government funding package to help develop technologies for next-generation manufacturing.

County Durham Kromek secures two contracts worth up to $3.3 million from US government

County Durham Kromek secures two contracts worth up to $3.3 million from US government

Monday, 23 July 2018

Kromek (AIM: KMK), a radiation detection technology company focusing on the medical, security and nuclear markets, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two new contracts from the US Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (“DTRA”), an agency of the US Department of Defense, to develop next generation radiation detection solutions for the purposes of national defence and security.

North East biomedical firm extends its global reach

North East biomedical firm extends its global reach

Thursday, 19 July 2018

A PETERLEE manufacturer of specialist biomedical test equipment has taken the next steps in expanding its global reach.

NETPark firm keeps Donald Trump safe in Brussels for a second time

NETPark firm keeps Donald Trump safe in Brussels for a second time

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

NETPark based company Kromek kept President Trump safe during a trip to Brussels for a second time, after its radiation detection kits were deployed across the city.

Lexicon to use Waze data and space tech to plan future cities and help solve global traffic chaos

Lexicon to use Waze data and space tech to plan future cities and help solve global traffic chaos

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Lexicon Science, a developer of new technologies using space data, artificial intelligence and augmented reality, will help reduce congestion on the roads through the use of data from real time crowdsourced navigation app, Waze. 

County Durham-based technology firm Kromek hits crucial 'profitability' landmark

County Durham-based technology firm Kromek hits crucial 'profitability' landmark

Tuesday, 03 July 2018

A COUNTY Durham firm which helps fight cancer and terror threats around the world is edging closer to making its first profit. 

UK Space Agency launches multi-million pound drive to improve patient care with NHS England

UK Space Agency launches multi-million pound drive to improve patient care with NHS England

Monday, 25 June 2018

A search for hi-tech solutions to the major health and care challenges facing the NHS in its 70th anniversary year is underway with up to £4 million from the UK Space Agency.

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