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Artists impression of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). Credit ESO, L. Calçada.

Durham plays role in building world’s biggest telescope

Thursday, 24 March 2016
Physicists at Durham University are working with colleagues from the UK astronomy research community on instruments for what will be the world’s...
Tony Ikwue, Director of Enterprise and Innovation at the University of Sunderland and one of the new innovation board member of the North East LEP

Two new innovation board members join the North East LEP

Thursday, 24 March 2016
The North East LEP has welcomed two new members to its Innovation Board, which is responsible for driving innovation and economic growth in the...
Ascarii targets Oz as it looks to quintuple turnover

Ascarii targets Oz as it looks to quintuple turnover

Wednesday, 23 March 2016
AN INNOVATIVE provider of Cloud-based business management software has its sights set on Australia as it forges ahead with its global ambitions....
Realrider motorcycle safety app becomes first to be certified under new 999 scheme

Realrider motorcycle safety app becomes first to be certified under new 999 scheme

Wednesday, 23 March 2016
A life-saving innovation developed by a Newcastle tech company has become the first in the country to be certified under a new scheme for apps that...
Filtronic chief executive Rob Smith

Filtronic plc secures further £5.49m order from European OEM

Monday, 21 March 2016
Electronics manufacturer Filtronic plc is continuing to see a turnaround in its fortunes, after securing a major production order worth £5.49m...
UK Space Agency awards North East funding for small business growth

UK Space Agency awards North East funding for small business growth

Friday, 18 March 2016
The North East and North Wales space industries are about to get a boost as the UK Space Agency pledges funding for a network of business...
Reaction to the Budget 2016

Reaction to the Budget 2016

Thursday, 17 March 2016
As most of you will have seen, George Osborne has just finished delivering his eighth budget as Chancellor of the Exchequer. The Budget has been...
The Next Generation Budget!

The Next Generation Budget!

Thursday, 17 March 2016
Well, my predictions of a quiet budget went somewhat awry when the Chancellor stood up this year and firmly planted a budget for the next...
CPI announces new roll to roll slot die/screen printing and encapsulation capability

CPI announces new roll to roll slot die/screen printing and encapsulation capability

Wednesday, 16 March 2016
The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has recently installed a specialist roll to roll line for the printing, coating and patterning of a range...
CPI, Merck and Polysolar to develop building integrated photovoltaic windows

CPI, Merck and Polysolar to develop building integrated photovoltaic windows

Wednesday, 16 March 2016
The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is part of a consortium which is developing building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) devices that will...
MPI Normanton works preserving the reputation of Tees steel

MPI Normanton works preserving the reputation of Tees steel

Monday, 14 March 2016
THE Materials Processing Institute (MPI) has launched a commercial steel-making operation from its facility on Teesside to support the production...
(L to R) Dr Ruth McKernan CBE chief executive Innovate UK, Paul Lakenby business development director Altec Engineering, Graham Hillier - director of strategy and futures ,CPI

Engineering firm targets triple turnover with new contract wins

Friday, 11 March 2016
AN INNOVATIVE engineering company is looking to triple its turnover in the next three years with plans for more acquisitions on the back of new...
Kromek receives performance recognition award from DARPA

Kromek receives performance recognition award from DARPA

Tuesday, 08 March 2016
Kromek is pleased to announce that its performance in the SIGMA programme of the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of...
Durham pharma plc acts quickly to appoint new CFO

Durham pharma plc acts quickly to appoint new CFO

Tuesday, 08 March 2016
Quantum Pharma Plc, Durham-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, developer and supplier to the health and care sectors, has promoted Chris Rigg to the...
Gary Trotter saved Hardwick Hall ten thousand pounds and over a kilometre of cabling

Historic Hardwick Hall has new vision

Tuesday, 08 March 2016
Sunderland-based CCTV specialist, Hadrian Technology, has come to the rescue of Hardwick Hall, one of the North East’s best known entertainment...
Filtronic chief executive Rob Smith

Filtronic wins £1.4m contract for range of integrated antennas

Monday, 07 March 2016
Electronics manufacturer Filtronic has won a $2m (£1.4m) contract for its new range of integrated antennas. The Yeadon-headquartered business,...
Students undertook a speed networking session at an event at NETPark, in Sedgefield, designed to connect physics students with employers

Students’ speed networking heads off future brain drain

Monday, 07 March 2016
TALENTED physics students met business leaders from some of the region’s most innovative companies as part of a bid to keep their skills in the...
North East engineers launch ground-breaking drone defence technology

North East engineers launch ground-breaking drone defence technology

Friday, 04 March 2016
A new North East engineering firm has been launched after inventing counter drone technology which will be unveiled at a high profile Home Office...
Europe’s best collaborate to create open access pilot line to accelerate the commercialisation of flexible OLED lighting

Europe’s best collaborate to create open access pilot line to accelerate the commercialisation of flexible OLED lighting

Thursday, 03 March 2016
Europe’s technology leaders in the development of flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) for lighting and signage applications have...
ASE: The Centre for Process Innovation's £38m National Biologics Manufacturing Centre, in Darlington

New heart disease treatments under microscope at Darlington's Centre for Process Innovation

Friday, 26 February 2016
PIONEERING medical work to repair patients’ damaged organs and treat heart disease is being developed in £38m North-East laboratories. The...
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