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Business News in County Durham

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Innovation News

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.

NETPark technology firm  hails "tremendous progress" as revenues increase

NETPark technology firm hails "tremendous progress" as revenues increase

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

A COUNTY Durham technology firm is pushing on to widen its customer base and product range after “tremendous progress” left it primed to reverse a financial loss, its boss has revealed.

Durham X-ray company launches international strategy to boost turnover

Durham X-ray company launches international strategy to boost turnover

Monday, 19 June 2017

X-ray specialist IBEX Innovations is planning to export its products around the world in an effort to boost turnover by £150,000 within 12 months.

Project to light up photonics innovation in County Durham

Project to light up photonics innovation in County Durham

Monday, 19 June 2017

AN INNOVATION project has been launched to help companies tapping into the thriving space industry scale up faster as they take their cutting edge products to market.

HM The Queen names new Hitachi Intercity Express Train “Queen Elizabeth II”

HM The Queen names new Hitachi Intercity Express Train “Queen Elizabeth II”

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

On 13 June 1842, Queen Victoria made the journey from Slough to Paddington and became the first British monarch to travel by train. The train that day was driven by Daniel Gooch and assisted by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

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